DashClock Widget

If you've got an Android phone or tablet that's got Android 4.2.x and you're not using DashClock Widget, you are, quite frankly, doing it wrong. And the app that turns the Jelly Bean lock screen widgets into more than just wishful thinking -- by the way, it's already in the 50,000 to 100,000 download range, and we'd be willing to bet it's on the high end of that -- got an update to version 1.2 today, bringing with it a number of improvements.

First up are some new visual tweaks, allowing for custom opacity, as well as the ability to center the clock. You also can assign application shortcuts to the weather and clock widgets. Nice. Then there's the addition of extensions for missed calls and new text messages. Or perhaps you'd be interested in support for French, German, Spanish and Russian. Use Microsoft Exchange for your calendar? It's now supported. Some of this is tucked into a new "advanced" menu, so dive into the settings to see the new features.

 

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DashClock Widget v1.2 adds shortcuts, visual tweaks, new languages

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That's not being a dick,that's pointing out incorrect information. If someone is not familiar with CM versions then that's good to know.

Sorry for the typo all, was trying to get used to the keyboard on my newly installed CM10 . O N E on my SPH-L710 that day, lol...

Damn hahahaah I love samsung :D And how bad they are... their two TOP END OF THE LINE BEST phones are with a 6month old OS... and guess what you'll probably won't get 5.0 if you don't root.

Can't help with the SGII or SGIII users, but if your using the LTEVO, turn on the Productivity Lockscreen for similar functionality until 4.2 becomes available.

DashClock has completely changed how I have the homescreens on my Nexus4 set up. It's a very well-executed widget idea.

I agree. Although my biggest reason for not using this app to begin with was the fact that the clock wasn't centered. Now that it is an option, I might test it out and see how the non-expanded widget looks with my security lock.

I don't use lock screen widgets either, but DashClock is great on the homescreen. It's already replaced the widgets I used to have on the main screen.

Because the Note 2 is currently on Android 4.1.2, you need 4.2 for lock screen widgets. Samsung might release 4.2 if you wait long enough, or you could try CyanogenMod 10.1.

My Verizon Note 2 is only on 4.1.1 :-(

My company policy prohibits me unlocking is and flashing custom roms on it too :-(....... Buggar.

i must be in the minority - i don't have any use for this widget. my G-Nex stock lockscreen/status bar already shows most of this info - time, date, alarm, world time, battery, gmails, emails, texts, and even Owner Info - which i'm not sure this one even does. weather isn't included but that's only a quick swipe away if i really need it.

That's just him being excited for some new app. Or a slow news day. Starting to come to this site less and less because of post like this. Also I do agree with the upper comment, that Status bar works just as good if not better considering that you can reply to text from it. OH, and the fact it shows ALL notifications some which are expandable for extra information. all in all this is just another lock screen widget app. Nothing special that makes it better than the native experiance.

How do yo get the Battery status?

I decided to give it a try ever since 4.2 & 4.2.1, my phone started to lag and the lockscreen widgets weren't useful but since 4.2.2 <3 my phone is back to normal, the stability is back<3 and this widget is awesome with the Google now widget for lockscreen.

Does anyone know how to get the DashClock Widget to display the following:

Battery information
Currency (or maybe it's Google Now) information

I cannot seem to locate those two extensions. Or are those two available after the Android 4.2.2 update? Help is welcomed.

Thanks.

This widget is simply awesome! The only gripe I have (which is rather the OS itself) is that the lock icon takes up the entire space :-( ...I wish someone could come up with a design change for it. I don't need a lock icon consume 60% of the screen space! They could have just added a simple horizontal swipe at the bottom...This way we don't have to keep swiping the widget down to view the full content.

is there a way for you to keep dashclock extended when you turn on the phone? meaning, rather than me having to swipe down every time i want to extend the notifications?

Franky, maybe you are doing something wrong.

If I see someone having a lock screen setup on a phone with touch screen I just happen to laugh.

Why would anyone use the screen lock? You got your phone in your pocket, but if accidentally you activate it with a button pushed it can't get any command from objects contacting it. You just slow yourself down and got thrown back with one step from your task.

Locking was designed for phones with keyboards, which can't make difference between your fingers and a foreign object from outside your pocket.

And don't tell me neither that you use it for protection. :-D

I guess no one has ever butt dialed you. Your ass can absolutely dial the phone accidentally.

Some of the original touch screens were notorious for pocket dialing or launching apps. They've gotten better but it still exists.