Couple of weeks back, we told you about Dashboard X – a jailbreak tweak that brings widgets to iPhone’s Home screen.
While Dashboard X includes full support for the Notification Center widgets, we’re already seeing custom widgets that have been specially created for Dashboard X.
We take a look at these Dashboard X custom widgets:
As the name suggests, Dashtweet is a Dashboard X widget for Twitter. It allows you to quickly send tweets right from the Home screen.
The custom widget makes use of the default accounts in Settings – Twitter so its quite easy to setup. It also includes Pastie integration for long tweets.
Music Widget (for Dashboard X):
The music widget displays the “Now Playing” song along with artwork and play, pause, skip controls. The music widget is also compatible with third-party music apps such as Spotify, Pandora etc.
Clock Widget (for Dashboard X):
The Clock Widget allows you to add the neat looking digital clock to your iPhone’s home screen. The widget is developed by the developer of Dashboard X.
Dashboard X is available on Cydia for $1.99, while the custom widgets mentioned above are available for free in Cydia.
Adding the custom widgets to the Home screen is quite simple (assuming you’ve already installed Dashboard X).
- Touch and hold on any app on the Home screen until it begins to jiggle.
- Arrange the apps by dragging them to make room for custom widget
- Tap and hold on any blank space
- This should bring up the Add widget menu option, select the widget you want to add to the Home screen from the list
- Here you get an option to center align it and also to make it interactive
- Then tap on Add widget
That’s it, you should be able to place the custom widget wherever you like on that Home screen by dragging it.
While none of the widgets that are available in Cydia currently come anywhere close to blowing your mind away, it does give a glimpse of the potential of Dashboard X.
We’re waiting for someone to create a custom widget for Google search, as it would be a lot quicker to search from the Home Screen than launching mobile Safari and using the search bar.
Of course, you will need to
jailbreak your device to install this tweak.
For the latest
iOS 5.1.1 untethered
iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, and iPod touches follow the instructions posted here to
jailbreak using Absinthe.
iOS 5.0.1 untethered
iPhone 4S and
iPad 2 (both Windows and Mac), you can simply follow our step by step tutorial posted here to
jailbreak using Absinthe or posted here to
jailbreak using Redsn0w.
Those of you with an
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touches can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether