Apple released extensions in iOS 8. It’s a great feature, especially for power users. But I feel like Apple has always approached the Share sheet like a scared kid. Poking it with a stick from far away, just to make sure it’s doing ok. But nothing else. I think it’s time Apple got a bit closer, picked up the Share sheet, maybe even embraced it for the beautiful, convenient, inter-app communication tool that it is.
In iOS 8, Apple added support for extensions, allowing apps to extend some of their function and content throughout iOS 8. One popular category of extensions plug into the Photos app and add editing tools such as filters, text and other effects. While there are many photo and video apps in the iOS App Store, only a subset of these apps support iOS 8 extensions. Below you will find some of the best extensions for editing your photos on your iPhone or iPad.
Ever find yourself admiring a font on a web page, and want to find out what’s the name of the font? The developer of WhatFont, the popular browser extensions, recently released a new iOS 8 Safari extension that let’s you do just that.
You’ve likely come across many situations when you open a web page to buy something, but the currency isn’t the local one. Stacks 2.0 has a really useful Safari extension for iOS 8 that converts the international currencies to the local one, within the web page.
You likely click and share a lot of photos from your iPhone and iPad, but on many occasions, you do not want to share the photo metadata, the most important of which is the location the photo was taken. So here’s a simple way to quickly share photos without your GPS coordinates and other metadata.
Just like iOS 8, OS X Yosemite also supports Today widgets, where you can quickly scan through information from various apps at one place. The Notification Center now features two sections at the top: Today and Notifications. The Notifications section has all your notifications, while the Today section contains an over view of your day along with widgets.
Action Extension is an awesome new feature in iOS 8 that lets third-party apps modify the content other apps display. Bing’s iOS app update for iOS 8 adds a cool new translate extension that lets you translate webapges in Safari to your own language.
Extensibility is one of the biggest features of the iOS 8 update that was released publicly earlier today. In this post we talk about Custom Action Extensions, that can modify the content of other apps to do things like translate text or autofill forms.