Do you use dashboard?

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  1. Habberkuk macrumors member

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    I've just read that Apple's widget download page is broken :confused:. I was just curious about if you guys would miss it. Personally I use the iStat Pro and some countdown widgets. What widgets do you use?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I think the only widget I'd really miss is Package Tracker.
     
  3. w0lf macrumors 65816

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  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    OK, I'll be the oppositional one!

    I have a number of widgets that I use every day. While it is true that the information is available from other sources, I find the widgets collect information for me very conveniently and save me a lot of looking around.:D
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Which ones do you use?

    I almost never use my Dashboard and usually click on it by mistake and remember that it exists. :p
     
  6. Sebct macrumors regular

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    Yep. Use it every day. I like having quick access to notes, unit converter, world clock, calculator etc.
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I use "Delivery Status", iStat Pro, a currency converter, a converter that gives weights, lengths, temperature and about 20 more measurements, a thingy that gives definitions of Technical Terms, and a couple of others.

    I probably use stuff that other, more tech savvy folks, don't need.

    Remember, I'm not too bright and I need all the help I can get.:p
     
  8. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I use it a lot.

    Just like I use a few carefully selected widgets on my Android phones, they are a fast and easy way to get info.

    It's very handy and one of the features of using a Mac Computer.
     
  9. printz macrumors regular

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    I have a terminal (WidgetTerm) residing in Dashboard, I think it's damn useful to get to terminal just by pressing a key.

    I also have a command-line calculator, a Pastebin widget, a calendar, a currency converter, a numeric base converter, SVN notifiers and volume ejector (so I don't have to open Finder).

    I wish there was a way to dock regular windows to the Dashboard, though. Most of the Google search results are about doing the reverse — moving the Dashboard to the desktop, like in Windows 7. Why the heck would I do that?

    Unfortunately the Dashboard is clearly a feature that the average user doesn't need, or the one come from Windows doesn't expect. I'd hate to rely on crappy third-party solutions if Apple removes the Dashboard.
     
  10. amack macrumors member

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    I like the notes, always using the converter and calculator. I hate that it's not as accessible as it used to be, you know the way it used float over your desktop at the squeeze of a mouse. Or is there a way round that in 10.7.5?
     
  11. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    I use it everyday for the stickies, calculator, unit converter, and iStat.
     

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