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This DashClock Extension Lets You Quickly Launch Sound Search, Shazam, or SoundHound

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If you are at all like me, and find yourself using Google’s Sound Search on a regular basis in order to purchase new music that is playing while you are on the go, and you also love DashClock, then check out this new extension called “Sound Search for DaskClock.” Rather than having to rely on the official Sound Search app or set up a separate page for it outside of DashClock on his lock screen (since lock screen widgets only allow 1 per page), the developer of this app decided to include Sound Search in DashClock itself. 

Once downloaded from Google Play and added to your DashClock page, a simple tap on the “What’s this song?” line in DashClock will launch Google’s Voice Search which has grown to include Sound Search inside. If Sound Search isn’t your preferred music listener, he also included support for SoundHound and Shazam.

It’s free.

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And be sure to check out our ongoing list of the Best DashClock extensions.

  • Christopher Riner

    Not sure if I would let someone named diesel baby sit my cat.

  • Inquizitor

    I really want to switch from SoundHound to Sound Search, but from what I can tell Sound Search has no way to save recordings for later searches. If I hear a song but have no reception, I can let it fail in SoundHound and try again later. If it weren’t for that, I would switch to Sound Search which syncs with my Google account!

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    *cough* ….Galaxy 3 compatibility…. *cough*

    • fodawim

      Sorry, it *should* work as long as you are on 4.2 (dashclock requires 4.2 AFAIK).

      You can always try the APK though. http://jeremysteckling.com/SoundSearch.apk

      • Justin Swanson

        Is the GS3 on 4.2 yet? I haven’t been paying attention.

        Edit: Not sure if it was obvious, I was referring to the stock firmware.

      • Chris Hollenbeck


  • anezarati

    this is great, now i can get rid of my custom extension that just opened shazam

  • KG

    Anyone else find it annoying still having to swipe to unlock after you select a widget? If I select a widget, it needs to take me directly to the widget shortcut and bypass the swipe action.

  • ynksbsbll2

    It would be awesome if you could have multiple Dashclock widgets, each with different settings/extensions and throw them on separate lockscreens.

  • TheKaz1969

    anyone get it to work with soundhound infinity?

    • if you look on the app’s page in the appstore, the developer says that support for the premium versions of Shazam and SoundHound will be coming soon.

      • TheKaz1969

        Now why would I go and do something like that?? 🙂

        • Justin Swanson

          You wouldn’t reading is hard 😉

        • thanks for the speedy update!

    • Kevin Kintner

      Doesn’t work with SoundHond Infinity or Shazam Encore.

    • fodawim

      Sorry about that, an update will be coming in a few hours that will include support for SoundHound ∞, Shazam Encore, and a few others. 🙂

  • I hope someone can answer this for me. I use the lock screen as my dash clock. Whenever I go to unlock my phone the dash clock widgets are packed into the upper right in super tiny icons. How can I get my dash clock to behave more like when it’s pictured above?

    • EC8CH

      I’m wondering this too! I feel like such a dashclock newb.

      • Justin Swanson

        Answer is above, but not sure if you’ve seen.

        As with all lock screen widgets you can touch the widget or swipe the widget down to expand. Also many custom ROMs have the feature to optionally leave it expanded. I feel that it makes dashclock and other lock screen widgets 100% more useful.

        I know AOKP has an option called: “Minimize lockscreen challenge” which does exactly this. They also have “Enable longpress to unlock” which allows you to unlock the screen when widgets are expanded by pressing the lock at the bottom of the screen. If you have a PIN/Password/Lockcode then it’ll prompt you after holding it down.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      Tap to expand unless you’re on a custom ROM that supports constant lockscreen widget expansion.

      • Thanks that explains it. I wish this would be in the stock version of android aswell. I appreciate it buttballs.

  • christian

    Awesome wallpaper. Where is it from?

    • CasperTFG

      This never gets old.

  • Austin Warren

    Hm. Cat sitting. As in sitting with the cat and playing with it?

    • Kisuk3

      Not with a guy named Diesel.

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        Vin Diesel can watch my cat any day. At least I’ll know it safe.

        • JetBlue

          Not unless he puts it in his 70′ Dodge Charger R/T