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Launch apps, send messages and more from your lock screen with this cool iPhone app

Best iPhone Widgets

App developers have found plenty of ways to get creative with the widget support that Apple added to iOS recently. No, it’s not the same as having full-fledged home screen widgets like Android does, but iOS Notification Center widgets can still be quite useful. For example, a nifty new widget app called Uplify lets you launch apps, post to social networks or even send pre-configured messages through your favorite messaging app, all initiated right on your lock screen or from any other screen.

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This neat iPhone app from developer mobiVative is a free download, but it only supports a few apps in the free version. Then, a $1.99 in-app purchase unlocks all supported apps and allows you to configure additional text responses.

The app’s full description follows below, along with a download link.

Launch your apps like Whatsapp, Mail, SMS, Maps, Instagram, Twitter and many more with user-defined text oder keywords directly from the lock screen or the notification center.

You want to quickly tell somebody with Whatsapp that you will be late? No problem, with two clicks this is done.
You check the traffic on our road with Google Maps every morning? Let Uplify open the app with the desired route immediately.

Further things you can to with the Uplify Widget:
launch Whatsapp, Messages, Threema, Mail, Gmail, Telegram and Line with predefined texts.
Let Twitter post tweets, or search for a user or hashtag.
Launch Maps and Google Maps and search for keywords nearby or calculate your route.
Launch Safari, Chrome and Opera browser and open your favorite website or search for keywords on Google.
Quickly start a chat or phone call with your Skype contacts.
Open Phone and Facetime with phone number.

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