iPhone, iPad & Android Application Development

Today Snippet

Available on the App StoreShare text to the Today View, even when the phone is locked, or on your Apple Watch.

Need to keep a snippet of text handy? Tired of messing up your notes, trying to keep the app open and unlocked while you are trying to do something else.

Today Snippet will allow you to share text, or a selection of text, with the Today widget. Then you can see your info with a simple swipe right to the Today View, even when your phone is locked. The Apple Watch app also has a complication making it readily accessible.

You can select and copy the text on the Today widget, or launch the appropriate app using hyperlinks detected in the text. Once you have finished with the text on the Today widget, you can overwrite it, or delete it.

To go straight to the Today Snippet app Settings from the Today Snippet widget, just double tap on the widget.

Features include:

  • iCloud integration to share snippet across devices, just install Today Snippet on multiple devices
  • Paste from the clipboard (in Settings)
  • Share via URL
  • Ability to hide the Today widget when not in use

Notifications must be enabled for silent iCloud notifications to update the snippet. iCloud is now required, and the app will not work without it. Open the app to ensure that iCloud and Notifications are enabled, you will be prompted if they’re not.

Sharing via the URL should be in the form:

today snippet://paste/?<query items>

Query items are represented as line items with the name representing the line number, and the value representing the percent encoded line.

Try this link for yourself:


“Viewing notes on the lock screen is brilliant.”
@leafbomb, Product Hunt

“A solid app that does what it says. Has good functionality.”
5 Stars, SoccerReader, App Store