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

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.


  • 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


    • 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 😀

  • 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.