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[Release] WIDGET MAGIC – Design Your Own Clock/Date & Weather Widget

WIDGET MAGIC, this new tweak allows you to create a clock/date and weather widget either on your Homescreen or on your Lockscreen. Be able to change the widget text color, shape, size, and more, all this without the need of iFile or any coding knowledge. Check out what I thought of this this new widget creating tweak.

Once installed all you have to do to start creating your own clock/weather widget is hold down anywhere on the Homesceen and it’ll bring up the WIDGET MAGIC customization options. You’re going to need to install iWidgets (free) to create widgets for the Homescreen and LockHTML4 (paid) to be able to put your created widgets on the Lockscreen.
 
As you can see from the screenshots above we have quite a few customization options. To get the weather to display on your widgets you’re going to need your Yahoo city code,  to do this just head over to Yahoo Weather, type in your city name and hit search then in the address bar you’ll find a 6 or 7 digit code, this is your Yahoo code. Type that into WIDGET MAGIC and you’re all set for your widget to display the weather.
You can have the weather refresh every hour, 15, 20 or 30 minutes, I’d keep it to every hour so that it doesn’t make that much of an impact on your battery life.
 
You can have a circle clock widget or a square, or something in between like the one on the left. There’s even an option to have a short message above the time, I wrote ‘Good evening…’ to myself (I know, a little sad, right?), maybe it’d be cool for the widget to say ‘Good morning/afternoon/evening’ itself depending on the time?
Final Thoughts
If you want an easy way to add/edit your own clock/date widget, WIDGET MAGIC would be a good choice, very easy to use and not too daunting for those newly jailbroken. This is a nice tweak but that’s not to say it can’t be improved, for example, I’d like to be able to save my own widgets as presets, so I don’t have to go back and try to re-create a widget I made before. Another suggestion to the developer is to be able to edit widgets once they’re created and placed, again having to start from scratch just to make a small change is a little annoying. Other than these few ‘issues’ WIDGET MAGIC is a pretty cool tweak.
You can check out WIDGET MAGIC on Cydia for $0.99
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