TapToShare Facebook Twitter widget

TapToShare is a new widget for Notification Center that lets you quickly post to Twitter or Facebook. The widget adds shortcuts to both social networks in the Today tab, and when tapping on one of these shortcuts, it launches the TapToShare app and automatically opens up a share sheet for the selected service.

TapToShare surely is a quick way to share to Twitter or Facebook but it still feels more like a workaround than a native solution. The fact that it must launch the TapToShare app first is the big downside of this widget, but it is a necessary evil as Apple wouldn’t allow the app in the App Store otherwise – it would likely consider it a “misuse” of Notification Center widgets.

I like the simplicity and the rapidity with which you can post to Twitter or Facebook, which are the two only supported services so far. If anything, I’d like to see the app gain support for other services in future updates, such as a quick way to create an email or even a new message. Being able to reorder the shortcuts in Notification Center would be great too, although I might just be too demanding at this point.

TapToShare is as good as it gets so far. It offers a simple, semi-elegant, and quick way to publish your best writing to Twitter or Facebook. It is available for free in the App Store.

Jailbreakers looking for a more integrated solution can look into tweaks such as Activator or Share Widget for iOS 7.

Thanks Shawn and Jedediah!

  • bllackghost

    finally!

  • Dany Quirion

    Thx god its back

  • Steve Norris

    Please make a #NowPlaying Twitter button for Notification Center with album art, like the many jailbreak tweaks.

  • Samir

    THANK YOU BABY JESUS

  • Jonathan Singpradith

    Finally back. Freaking miss that on my unjailbroken iPhone.

  • justme

    oh God its back!!!!
    I really miss this two buttons to share instantly.

    great Job and….. without ADS!!
    thanks developer to make this simple and great widget!

    • Woow Woo

      Do you still have taptoshare on your iphone? I want to install it,but it seems to be gone on App Store …… May you give me its ipa file? Please reply me,and I will give you my email address. THX BIG!

      • justme

        Sorry, it’s Gone.. I never saved the ipa file on my Mac 🙁
        maybe you can get it om vshare or pp25. I’m not in favor of piracy, but this apps was free and it’s gone from the appstore, so you can find it there.

        good luck

  • Louis Cameron

    Probably will get pulled like Laucher did. Thank god I got it before Apple pulled the plug.

    • Niclas

      Nope.

    • Mohammed Sahib

      launcher pulled? Hmm. That’s why it says ‘not available in US store’ 🙁

    • zeekfizz

      Nope. Launcher was pulled because it opened other apps. This doesn’t do that. It opens its own app first, not violating widget rules. Way to just make assumptions though.

      • Launcher submitted an update that first launched launcher and then launched the other app but Apple still wouldn’t let it pass review…

  • Allen B

    Is there anyway to get rid of the Facebook part of the widget?

  • Dri

    What’s the point when you can’t post without the app opens

  • Evangeloz Tsalikidis

    Downloaded !

    • Woow Woo

      Do you still have taptoshare on your iphone? I want to install it,but it seems to be gone on App Store …… May you give me its ipa file? Please reply me,and I will give you my email address. THX BIG!

  • diggitydang

    I agree that the opening of the app before posting feels clunky and not really like a widget… From what I THOUGHT, Notification Centre is supposed to allow developers the ability to perfom quick actions, no? For example, Messages has a Quick Reply… I assume Whatsapp will eventually (once they update for it)… If this is indeed the case, I’m not sure why Apple wouldn’t allow a Quick Post or Quick Tweet as well. Maybe my comparison is more like a “Quick Compose” than a “Quick Reply” though…

    Anyway, it’s free and it works, so who’s to complain??? Maybe all the U2 complainers (Ha!)???

    • David Fabian

      I also was under the impression that status updates would be possible within the Today Widgets, though it seems like text entry is not possible at this time.

      Since quick reply is available to 3rd party apps that deal with messaging and email, I could imagine a workaround: 1) The theoretical widget would have a “share” button 2) when pressed the widget tells the host app to send a push notification with quick reply enabled 3) when the notification comes in you could use the quick reply to compose and send the status update 4) the app posts the status update in the background on the server side.

      On the topic of Today Widgets, there are a lot that do allow for quick actions… my fav so far are Forecast Widget, Swarm, The Transit App, Clips, and DataMan. There are also some interesting keyboards that can do more, like Translator Keyboard and Clips.

  • JanJan

    Quickiee does all that and more too

    • Quickiee looks nice but it runs ads in the program itself. That’s a huge no go for me. I would rather pay a dollar and disable that then have them in my face all the time.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Now if they can add compose or share to Messages App. I’ll pay 10.00 (exaggerating maybe) for that.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I’m sorry I was on the impression Apple said iOS 8 widgets will be interactive.

    So far all the widgets I use just launches the app. That’s not interactive, it’s opening a app from NC.

    Messages which is not a widget is the only thing I found to be interactive.

  • Lezzie Mnbt

    where is the photo uploader? 🙁

  • GzyOnline

    So Apple’s App store now has non-apps/widgets/tweaks? ..Wowww!!! Thank you Jailbreak & Cydia! Since this is definitely NOT-AN-APP, i’d like to see how Apple incorporates these new non-apps into their App Store sales & downloads statistics.

    • Well they are apps. Even keyboards are apps that can do pretty much anything (hence the allow full access toggle switches).

  • Juliano Rosario

    Eh

  • leart

    Installed

  • I did not like it so much. I was pleased finally an app bring this to iOS, but the widget redirects you to the app instead of opening a share sheet like iOS 6 widget or the share widget tweak

    • Robin de Groot

      Give Quick-Tap widget a try (while it’s still in the App Store) and use the feature Add Item (Safari Browser) > More > Browse to… > enter URLs + then choose a name for it
      and enter this as URL for publishing a tweet for example: twitter://post?message
      Apple Notes app:
      mobilenotes://
      or this to check your WIFI connections:
      prefs:root=General&path=Network
      Settings > Location services:
      prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES

      Settings Accessibility:
      prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY

      Mobile data:
      prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID

      spotify://search
      onepassword://search/apple

  • Straw hat

    I’m sorry but idk if this question is relevant lol cuz it sounds dumb to ask but the way iOS8 widgets are installed, doesnt the app take alot of space? Because for keyboard/widgets you always get that app on the homescreen. It’s not really like how cydia is where u install it and its just there.

  • sammy

    Man! It is gone!! The moment I got an iPhone.. This is gone.. PLEASE tell me i am wrong

    • Robin de Groot

      It was recently added again to the App Store in a 2.0 version.
      Launcher is also back as are most other widgets (i’m only still waiting for Quick-tap to return). Apple changed their policy about widgets.

  • Oliver Balmori

    its not available

    • Robin de Groot

      It was recently added again to the App Store in a 2.0 version.

      Launcher is also back as are most other widgets (i’m only still waiting for Quick-tap to return). Apple changed their policy about widgets