By: O.J. Dueñas | May 18, 2012
If there is (was?) one thing that made millions of iOS device users envy their Android packing friends it would be Android’s gorgeous implementation of widgets. This and of course many more.
Dashboard X by cjori is a Cydia tweak that can somehow fill the lack-of-widgets void that has been haunting iOS ever since Android phones started having awesome widgets. For only a mere $1.99 inside the Cydia Store this tweak gives users the ability to add widgets to any page in their springboards.
Right now, there’s a twitter widget, a calendar widget as well as a few “settings” widgets available, you can also use widgets built for iOS’ Notification Center and the ones built into Intelliscreen X.
While it is a very good tweak as it is, it does have flaws, one thing that really annoyed me after purchasing Dashboard X was that I expected too much from the get go. For example when you try to place a widget on one of the pages of your springboard, it will just cover application icons and won’t automatically move them elsewhere since iOS places application icons from the top to the bottom automatically. I however got through this hassle by installing another Cydia tweak called gridlock which enabled me to move my icons to wherever I wanted to place them.
There’s a very limited number of available widgets (for now?) although I’m sure as more devs sees Dashboard X’s potential, more will come and Dashboard X will only get better.
Verdict: 4 out of 5