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:
- 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.