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DashClock Updated to 1.6, New Customization Options and Bug Fixes in Tow

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DashClock, the venerable widget by Google Engineer Roman Nurik for devices running Android 4.2 and above, solves what some may consider a weakness of Android: lack of information on the lockscreen. The notification shade may just be a swipe away, but some prefer a more aesthetically pleasing and immediately accessible list of missed calls, unread e-mails, and weather forecasts.

At any rate, both lockscreen widget connoisseurs and the merely intrigued should be pleased to hear DashClock hasn’t been abandoned. An updated version – 1.6 – brings new customization options, a fix for plugins that aggregate weather data, and an improvement to the way Dashclock interfaces with Gmail and SMS extensions.

Here’s an exhaustive list of changes:

What’s New

  • NEW! Visibility and color customization options
  • NEW! Visual design tweaks
  • NEW! New options for accessing DashClock settings
  • Weather extension reliability improvements
  • Fixed a few bugs related to the Gmail and SMS extensions

For those with compatible smartphones and tablets, DashClock is available for free from the Play Store.

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  • jim

    I just wave my hand over my Note 3 and I see temp, email etc, hows this thing different? Just curious

  • Brian Kircher

    How do u make it it transparent when its day dreaming??

  • John Davids

    Dashclock was never very good IMO. Was super buggy and the extensions sucked too. I really hated the bug that would display any all-day event as 1 day earlier than it actually was. cLock (baked-in lockscreen widget that comes with CM) is way better. In fact, you don’t even need to flash CM anymore to get it. They released it as a stand-alone app in the Play Store under the title Chronus.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dvtonder.chronus

  • Jon Adams

    Taking it for a trial run on my s4. Would save me a few unlocks and swipes during my work shift.

  • Intellectua1

    I’ve never been a fan of Dashclock.. The design and setup just always sucked IMO. Everybody should check out Paranoid Android 4.0 lockscreen notifications, now that’s amazing..

  • IDLE0095

    I Love DL but there always a day behind on some things.

    • Michael Nash

      *they’re

    • DL reeder

      Y’know, there’s something called a weekend here in the States. The authors do this thing called resting. I know it may sound foreign to you, but you’re going to have to get over it…

      • IDLE0095

        I know there is weekends and life’s but if other sites can do it then why not DL? I guess DL isn’t as big as the others.

    • Jon Adams

      Totally the type of thing that I absolutely had to have them report on yesterday.

      • IDLE0095

        Just saying if they want to be BIG like the others then need to step it up.

  • 918273645ams

    Cool, I’ve been using Better DashClock because of it’s customization options – maybe I will check out DashClock again :D

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Would sure like a lockscreen app for a Droid Life App. The Android Central one comes in handy, it’s actually more useful that I expected. The only issue I have with these is that it doesn’t keeep the screen activated if i’m navigating a widget from the lockscreen… or is that just me?

  • Tom Luley

    Who needs a lock screen when you got a Moto X! :)

    Kidding, Dashclock is great, glad they are still updating it and making it even better than it already is!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      All this Moto X talk has me already thinking about the Next Model… even though it’s only been out 5 months… if that long.

      • Dave

        Some Moto engineers were fixing our mobile systems and when I picked their brains, they said there should be a follow up in late Q1.