iDashboard: Written & Video iPad App Review
If you’re in the market for a solid dashboard app that lets you keep tabs on your favorite information, social networks and more, look no further than the newly revamped iDashboard universal iPhone and iPad app from BolderImage.
You want it all, and you want it now. iDashboard connects you to your favorite RSS feeds (there are even some neat ones built in! others can be added right from Safari), social networks, calendar, alarm clock, local time, weather, playlists and even your camera roll.
And that’s all in one app people. Be amazed, because I sure was. The concept of a dashboard took a while to grow on me, and now I am shamelessly addicted to getting pertinent info, like, will I need an umbrella today and what are my appointments, in a single place.
Built in Facebook and Twitter integration makes it even easier. I did find myself a bit annoyed that iDashboard doesn’t give you an option to do a lot of functionality things, such as liking a Facebook post. But I do like the in-app browser which opens links with ease and gives you additional functionality such as printing, mailing and messaging in an easy way.
There’s also a passionate development team behind iDashboard, which recently got a sweet makeover. There’s even a dedicated iDashboard user forum where questions and concerns are answered quite quickly. That’s important for apps that grow with you.
Layout & Design:
While the information in iDashboard is extremely customizable, the lay out is relatively static. You can change the way you see data with a single touch, turning off certain feeds, grouping posts collectively, and you even have the option to set up your camera roll to scroll endlessly as a rotating banner.
But I wanted a bit more. The camera roll scroll is nice, but I wish you could pick and choose which pictures play. I also wish they were fully visible, instead of appearing in a partial picture banner.
And what about some color? While there is a handy night mode option to dull the screen when you’re asleep, I found myself wishing for options. What if users need larger font, or what if you (like me) have a bizarre wish to see lots of pink?
The layout is sleek, minimalistic and quite adult, so don’t get me wrong, this program looks neat. I just want more.
For $1.99, I doubt you’ll find any other dashboard apps with this wide range of functionalities that looks half this good. I’m still a fan of iDashboard, especially since it’s universal and won’t bust the bank. Give it a look now, I’m sure there are more great things for this dashboard title in the future.
iDashboard iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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