Do you use dashboard?

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Do you use Mac OS X's "Dashboard?"

  1. Yes

    41 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
    29.3%
  1. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    #1
    Hey everyone,
    I'm just kinda interested to see what people think about this. This poll is just to simply get an idea if dashboard is used by anyone still. I personally still use it, and love it. Problem is...no one devs widgets for it anymore. I think it's a great tool that Apple just needs to rework, and get devs to create for it again.

    I'd like to hear people's thoughts...Post your opinion below.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I use it occasionally. I haven't changed any of the default widgets. I only use it to look at iStat sometimes, or the weather.
     
  3. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #4
    Oh gosh. That's what I get for not MRoogling. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I use it rarely. I found a great widget for taking screenshots, but aside from that there just isn't enough useful stuff for me to bother.

    Now, if there were some truly useful widgets, the kind that make common tasks much simpler, I'd be interested - but so many widgets excel at doing uncommon things.
     
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    iStat nano

    Weather forecast

    weather radar

    Dow Jones stock ticker

    ... nothing earth shattering, stuff just a keystroke away.

    The only beef I have is a lot of my widgets are web-dependant and must be updated first before you can use those that aren't.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #7
    I find it handy for 3 widgets:

    •The calculator
    •The calendar
    •The currency converter to convert US$ to NZ$.
     
  7. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Mostly used for countdown timers, weather and the shutdown timer.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    I don't use it very often. Really just for iStat and the calculator. Every once in a while I'll use the sticky, but that's about it.
     
  10. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. I mostly use it as my weather center, but also use it for some other things such as iStat.
     
  11. sportster macrumors 6502

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    Which one do you use for the screenshots?
     
  12. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    A widget for screenshots? Huh? Cmd+Shift+3 (or 4, or 4 then spacebar), no app/widget required.
     
  13. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Same here. IStat, weather.
     
  15. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    #16
    Like I said, it does something I commonly do, and makes it easier. More versatile, too.
     
  16. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Love the dashboard.

    Calendar, calculator, weather, hiddenFiles, dictionary, Pandora webclip.
     
  17. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    I love Dashboard; I have a currency converter, calculator, Wake-on-LAN, iStat, Weather, Broadband useage monitor from my ISP, a couple of world clocks. But I end up not using as often as I could because I simply forget that it's there; dunno if it's because it's so subtle and "hidden" or just a mental block on my part.
     
  18. R94N macrumors 68020

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    #20
    I use it for iStat Nano, the Sunlit Earth widget, calendar and converter. I find it quite useful.
     
  19. shinji macrumors 65816

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    #21
    just for weather, dictionary/thesaurus, and calendar
     
  20. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here's a pic of mine...Sorry I did it quickly...
     

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  21. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    One of my favorite parts of the dashboard is that I can make any webpage/section of a webpage into a widget in Safari. The possibility for widgets is endless.
     
  22. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's true, although the bummer is every time you load your dashboard, any Safari widgets reload which takes a little bit of time.
     
  23. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Mine take a second or two, which I'm okay with. The worst one of all is my webclip of Pandora(I couldn't find a good Dashboard widget for it), but I'm okay with it, because it takes a few seconds to start whether you use the browser or an app.
     

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