1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Neat and polished UI
- Easy to set
- Amount of extensions
- Only Android 4.2+
- Some extensions integration should be enhanced
+ By Roman Nurik
DashClock is a lock screen replacement widget with lot of extensions (Android 4.2 )
Android 4.2 brought an interesting built-in feature: lock screen widget support. Since then DashClock has become one of the most downloaded and used lock screen replacement so far.
DashClock allows users to add to their lock screen info such as time/date, local weather, missed calls and unread text messages counter, calendar appointments, Gmail inbox, RSS, alarm and many other add-ons through "extensions".
The idea is basically push to your lock screen all that info you need to check out several times per day. This way you can save unnecessary "unlocks" and "clicks". In other words, DashClock helps you save a lot of time.
Configuring it is straightforward: swipe your lockscreen, push the " " button and set it at your whim. You can set it as your default lock screen and download more extensions to enhance its functionality.
DashClock is neat and polished. It looks outstanding in both smartphone and tablets (especially in the latter), and it's fully extensible. What else?
DashClock is a replacement lock screen clock widget for Android 4.2+ phones and tablets. It also exposes additional status items called extensions. The widget comes bundled with extensions that give you instant access to:
• Your current local weather
• Missed calls and unread text messages
• Your next calendar appointment
• Unread Gmail inbox or priority inbox conversations
• Your next scheduled alarm
To add the widget to your Android 4.2 device's lock screen, first make sure that "Enable widgets" is turned on in your security settings. Then, simply swipe to the left-most page of your lock screen and touch the "+" icon. Finally, select "DashClock" to customize and add the widget. You can make this the primary lock screen widget, replacing the default clock, by first touching-and-holding it and then dragging it horizontally to the very rightmost position.
Developers: DashClock is extensible! Visit the open source project at http://code.google.com/p/dashclock to learn more or just check out the source.
Have a bug report or feature request? Just find the issue or file a new one here: http://code.google.com/p/dashclock/issues/list
• NEW! Visibility and color customization options
• NEW! Visual design tweaks
• NEW! New options for accessing DashClock settings
• Weather extension reliability improvements
• Fixed a few bugs related to the Gmail and SMS extensions
Full changelog: http://code.google.com/p/dashclock/wiki/Changelog
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
"Simple and Sober"
Doesn't work, can go to the app but the widget doesn't show up on my home screen or lock screen.
Replaced Cover with this widget. I would like it though if I didnt have to drag it down to see it full screen. Could you make it so it always displays all the extensions in detail? Thanks
Doesnt work. I clicked the wiget lock screen and nothing no option and I tried swipeing and it just unlocks no matter how I swipe.
Clicking on missed call icon opens contacts which crashes immediately. Contacts opens fine through all other methods. Galaxy S5.