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Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" is a very nifty way to get a quick glance at a ton of information without the hassle of opening a lot of applications. It's an easy mouse click or keystroke away when you're in front of your Mac and need to take a peek. But what about when you turn your attention to something else or walk away for a few? Wouldn't it be neat if Dashboard popped up by itself after a certain amount of system idle time? Well, it's pretty neat indeed with Dasher, a preference pane that gets your Dash' on automatically.

What's New

Version 1.0.3:
  • Universal Binary. Dasher is now compatible with both Intel and PowerPC Macs.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ipeck Member IconComment+2
ipeck
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It killed my original dashboard app !!!!!! (osx 10.5.2) Dashboard wont open even with all the dasher files erased... (i searched for hidden files too and erased em) I click on my dashboard icon and nothing.... even fast start with exposé wont work anymore. I am very angry at dasher.

Be careful when using this..

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Version 1.0.3
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Anonymous
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An excellent looking utility, must be very useful. But you must consider, that it may consume some more system resources in the background to keep Dashboard "ready"

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Version 1.0.2
TimPlaster Member IconReview+10
TimPlaster
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I used to have to wait about 15 seconds each time I launched Dashboard for it to "catch up", but now with Dasher launching Dashboard every so often throughout the day, when I launch DB manually, it's all ready to go! No more waiting for widgets to update the first time I launch them (Plus I need more memory). This is great, thanks!

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Version 1.0.2
funnellpd Member IconReview+0
funnellpd
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Simple but essential addition to Dashboard IMO. Developers respond quickly to issues, which is a huge plus.

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Version 1.0.1
Gordymac Member IconReview+0
Gordymac
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Dasher does what it is designed for well. I wish it added another option: To activate dashboard upon sleeping the machine. I find it useful to have weather, stocks, and other widgetty goodnes ready for me when I get to the computer in the morning.

It could use a few more features to help justify being a PrefPane.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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Works as advertised... but would be great to have a further option in Dasher that activates the screen saver.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 10,787
Version Downloads 5,269
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Date 20 Jan 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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