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.
A very tidy expandable notification dashboard for your lock screen.
Best clock widget and the plethora of extensions makes it have endless uses
I followed the instructions listed above and no problems. This gives me a quick summary of my most important items and with a flick down from the clock icon I can see details. I can select the email / text / etc icon and then enter my security pattern to view the contents from the native app.
Great app, would love to see some tweaks like separate instances between lockscreen (ls) and a homescreen (hs) panel. E.g. I want to run a simple, to the point version on my ls (space premium) while running a full panel sized version on my hs. Would also like option for 2 columns when running on a full hs panel (clock included or left/right/centered above columns).
Doesn't work on nexus 5 KitKat 4.4
Barring the battery drain, this is extremely useful. Wish the developer would do something about the drain.