Do you use dashboard?

Habberkuk

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Mar 2, 2013
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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?
 

Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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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
 

SandboxGeneral

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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
Which ones do you use?

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

Shrink

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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

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
 

maxosx

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Dec 13, 2012
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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.
 

printz

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Dec 23, 2012
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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.
 

amack

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Jun 14, 2006
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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?