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DashClock Update Introduces Calendar Locations, Shortcut to Get More Extensions, and Calendar Visibility


Yes, another DashClock post. The coverage, I’m sure can be nauseating, especially to those that don’t have lock screen widget access, but this app really is that good. It’s quite the simple idea, yet has been executed so precisely that it’s an app we can’t help but watch constantly. With our favorite apps receiving support for it on the regular, DashClock is here to stay, folks.

In today’s update, we get the power to choose which calendars to show events from on the lock screen. We also get to see the location of our next appointment, something I guess I didn’t realize was missing, but do greatly appreciate. Creator and Android engineer Roman Nurik also tossed in a shortcut to help you find new extensions for his popular app. Go get it! And yes, it’s still free. 

Full changelog:

  • NEW! Choose which calendars to show events from
  • NEW! See the location of your next appointment
  • NEW! Quick access to Google Play search for “DashClock Extension”
  • NEW! New translations for Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional)
  • Improved clock clipping on smaller devices
  • Improved accessibility for vision-impaired users
  • Fixed some crashes

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  • gk08

    How do I get this to show maximized by default? I’ve tried everything I can think of and it still starts in minimized mode on my nexus 4 with the little icons to the right of the clock…

    • Yeah, I also wish that this would start out expanded like it does on my Nexus 7.

    • Ahh found out that CyanogenMod 10.1 (4.2.1) has an option in the Lockscreen Settings menu labeled “Maximize widgets” which does this. There is a slight bit of lag when the device wakes with this on though. Not a huge deal.

  • Nauseating indeed…

  • Is anyone having compatibility issues with their galaxy nexus? I can download and install the apk but I want to be able to update through google play :/

  • itsacardigan

    sure would be nice if my VZW Note 2 would get 4.2.2 already…Had it on my Nexus (PA). Kinda miss the swipeable homescreen widgets.

  • joejoe5709

    Sweet. Okay this is officially better than Chronus. Sorry CM.

  • Very happy about the improved clipping fix, as I have a 3.7″ screen on my HTC One V and had to use the smallest clock to avoid the notifications being clipped off when it was minimized.

    (unless I changed the DPI on the lock screen, but that made the unlock button too small)

  • bqluong

    I’ve noticed a faster battery drain on 4.2.2 Shiny ROM and DashClock

  • Cory Larson

    Anybody else bothered by the clock being left-aligned instead of centered? I think it’s just the clock and date not being aligned that bugs me; both should be left- or center-aligned IMO.

    • trixnkix637

      If I remember right, you now have access to change that thanks to the last couple of updates.

  • Chris Monteiro

    What wallpaper is that?

  • Bob G

    I have lock screen widgets access and still don’t use this. No need to since I actually lock my device so the expanded view is just wasted on me.

  • Dillon Brown

    As an fyi for those without lockscreen widgets, I put the widget to my nexus 10 homescreen, so it may be possible to test it out without lockscreen widgets, although I do not know if the app in general requires 4.2

  • Jason Bameon

    One thing I noticed is that the widget won’t show reoccurring calendar events (like yearly anniversary’s). Other than that though its great

  • Justin Barrett

    App of the year so far.

  • John F

    There’s no way to get this on stock 4.1??

  • confused

    Cant figure out how to put it on my lock screen. Any help app. Thanks

  • MikeCiggy

    Is anyone elses favorite feature of this widget that you do not have to expand the widget to actually see notifications and such?

    • anezarati

      this! i hope google allows larger lockscreen widgets on the main lockscreen in future os releases. 5.0 maybe???

      • MikeCiggy

        well i use the pattern lock so that one line the widget gets is about as much as possible. Are you using a different type of security?

        • anezarati

          im not using any extra security, just the swipe to unlock. it still only allows a 4×2 widget on the main lockscreen and you have to pull it down to expand the notifications.

          • MikeCiggy

            to get to my pattern lock from an expanded widget i need to press my unlock icon or an app on the widget then put in my pattern. If I have it not auto-expand I can just put in my pattern.

    • rslh

      Yeah, without the auto-expand, it kinda snuffs the experience.

      • MikeCiggy

        I’d rather not auto expand.. It makes an extra step for unlocking my phone. This widget gives me info without even having to expand

        • Fattie McDoogles

          how does it add a step?

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Nevermind, saw your later post about the pattern lock

  • Anthony Yanuaria

    Any idea when the GS3 on Big Red is going to get the 4.2 update so that we can also enjoy the Dash Clock goodness???

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  • jimingo

    How do you get the lock screen widget to show more than 4 extensions? I have a Nexus 7, so unless the lock screen widget is implemented differently between phones and tablets, there should be a way.

    • sirmeili

      I think you’ll only ever see about 4 at a time (maybe 1 more maybe one less depending on how much space the extension takes up). You can however, scroll through them. So what I did was put the most important ones at the top and I can scroll down to see less important ones.

      • jimingo

        Same here. I have seen screen shots showing more than 4 extensions but only on phones. Might be a custom rom that allows lock screen widgets to be expanded, I’m not really sure.

  • Bill Anderson

    John’s Market also has an Ingress portal on it 🙂

  • Ozyman666

    Anybody else with a Galaxy Nexus have an overheating problem after installing DashClock? Temp jumped to 108 before I uninstalled. Running AOKP 4.2.1.

    • Daniel Clifford

      Not here!

  • flyinggerbil

    fast becoming a must have app

  • Mallahet

    You buy beer at 10am? Why so late?

    • You never been to Johns Market….I been there at 8am 🙂

  • Greg Morgan

    Nooo! I’ve been spammed…!

  • NAM37

    Someday my Razr and Xoom will get updates… I just know it.

    • itznfb

      Maybe from Canonical.

  • Greg Morgan

    Android Devs should make more apps. That would solve a lot of problems. lol

  • David Caccavo

    I thought I wanted 4.2 for S3 because of photosphere. This app is changing that. Love the look. Chances the Moto X will be a nexus and work on Verizon so I can have the latest and greatest?

    • itznfb

      Nexus = doubtful. Verizon compatible = hopeful.

  • HA! you know of the all mighty john’s market!!!

  • KleenDroid

    Amazingly good stuff