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macOS Sonoma is all about widgets. Whether it’s iPhone widgets on the Mac or Mac widgets on the desktop, macOS 14 lets you control and interact with widgets in new ways. Widgets truly are interactive for the first time, too. Like on iPhone and iPad, the Mac now lets you actually do tasks with widgets without launching the full app.

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Mac widgets are great, but we don’t always have the same apps on our Mac that we have on our iPhone. Starting with macOS Sonoma and iOS 17, you can now access your iPhone app widgets on your Mac – no need to install the iOS app on the Mac. This is especially handy for iPhone apps that don’t have a Mac version.

For example, you can show your Cash app balance or see your Reddit front page from iPhone anywhere you can place widgets on the Mac. It’s really easy to discover iPhone widgets on the Mac, too; all you need is an iPhone and Mac running iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, respectively, on the same iCloud account. That’s it. The rest happens magically.

It’s not just iPhone widgets that shine on the Mac in macOS Sonoma. The latest Mac operating system lets you bring widgets out of the Notification Center and onto the desktop for the first time. This includes both Mac and iPhone widgets. Both are just as functional. If an app has a…

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