Since iOS 14 widgets are available and that is great. With the scriptable app it is possible to create standalone widgets without the need to create a corresponding app. This makes it easy to create widgets for any topic or content. For this How-to we take the Fear & Greed Index Widget as an example.

Let's start

To use widgets you need to first install the free Scriptable app from Then follow the steps below.

To get a widget on your phone follow these steps (assuming you are on the main page):

  1. Click the copy button of the widget to copy its code to the clipboard.
  2. Open the scriptable app.
  3. Click on the "+" symbol in the upper right corner and paste the copied script (tapping twice on the same place in the text field opens an overlay that allows pasting from the clipboard).
  4. Click on the title of the script at the top and give it a name (e.g. FnG_Index).
  5. Save the script by clicking on "Done" in the upper left.
  6. Go to your iOS home screen and press anywhere to enter "wiggle mode" (which also allows you to arrange the app icons).
  7. Press the "+" symbol in the top left corner, then scroll down to "Scriptable" or search for it.
  8. Select the first widget size (small) and press "Add Widget" at the bottom.
  9. Press the widget to edit its settings (optionally press and hold if the wiggle mode is already closed).
  10. Under "Script" select the one you created above (FnG_Index).
  11. Now you got the nice Fear and Greed Widget, enjoy!