Thank you for your review
Email me when discounted: 

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.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

Dasher User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
ipeck Member IconComment+2

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..

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

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"

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0.2
TimPlaster Member IconReview+10

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!

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0.2
funnellpd Member IconReview+0

Simple but essential addition to Dashboard IMO. Developers respond quickly to issues, which is a huge plus.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0.1
Gordymac Member IconReview+0

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.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

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

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0
There are no Ratings for this App yet.
> 5 5


Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 10,787
Version Downloads 5,269
License Free
Date 20 Jan 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install Dasher with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated.