How to add and use Today widgets in Notification Center in OS X Yosemite

BY Jason

Published 19 Oct 2014

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.

Here’s how to use Today Widgets:

  • Open Notification Centre by clicking this icon at the top right of your screen, or by swiping from the extreme right of your trackpad towards the left.

notification center icon yosemite mac

  • Be default, you’ll see some inbuilt widgets like the Today summary, Stocks etc.

notification center os x yosemite

  • You can add widgets by clicking the Edit button at the bottom. This will slide out another panel from the right, with more widgets that are available, but not added.

notification center edit

  • To add a widget, click on the green add icon next to the widget.
  • To change the order in which the widgets appear, click and drag the holder icon next to a widget, and move it above or below depending on where you want to place it.

rearrange widgets os x yosemite

  • To delete a widget, just click on the red delete icon on the left of every widget in the edit mode.

OS X Yosemite comes with 9 preinstalled widgets: Today and Tomorrow Calendar, Reminders, Weather, Stocks, World Clock, Calculator, Social, and Calendar. Some of these widgets are interactive as well.

I’ve found Today widgets on iOS 8 very useful, and I’m hoping that these widgets would be similarly useful on OS X as well. In current OS X versions, I end up opening the Notification Center way too less, but with more useful information available there, I’m sure I’ll end up using it much more.

What do you think about the new Today widgets in OS X Yosemite? Let me know in the comments below.