Do you use dashboard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Habberkuk, May 31, 2013.

  1. Habberkuk macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2013
    Under your bed...
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I think the only widget I'd really miss is Package Tracker.
  3. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
  4. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    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 emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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

    Dec 18, 2010
    London, UK.
    Yep. Use it every day. I like having quick access to notes, unit converter, world clock, calculator etc.
  7. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

    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

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    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

    Dec 23, 2012
    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

    Jun 14, 2006
    Northern Ireland
    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

    Jun 1, 2009
    I use it everyday for the stickies, calculator, unit converter, and iStat.

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