[Review] NCDate - Add A Date and Time Widget to Notification Center
For most people it will be easy enough to just look at the icon of the Calendar application on the iPhone home screen to see what the date is or to look on the status bar to see the time. However, if you think it would be more convenient to see the date and time neatly displayed in Notification Center instead, then a new free jailbreak widget dubbed NCDate for Notification Center
by iOS developer drewsdunne
will give you that functionality. The widget is shown in the screenshot above.
If you own IntelliScreenX and have it installed, then you already have the date and time displaying in your Notification Center and installing this tweak would cause a redundancy in your Notification Center. If you donít have IntelliScreenX, chances are youíre not seeing the date in your Notification Center, although the time always shows in the status bar regardless.
NCDate is a very simple widget, having no real function other than showing the date and time. There are no options to configure for it and tapping or scrolling on the widget will not do anything; the widget is merely for display only. You can drag NCDate in and out of Notification Center on demand from the notifications preferences pane in the Settings application.
In terms of appearance, it also falls under the simple category. The only content in the widget is the large, white text, although it takes up the same amount of space as both of Appleís other two widgets, which may be slightly unnecessary. I wouldn't mind an option to adjust the text size so it wasn't so large or to change the date and time format so everyone with their own tastes could be happy.
With the elegant simplicity of NCDate, itís certainly an alluring option to iOS, however if youíre content with using the Calendar application, status bar, or your lock screen to see what the date or time is, then this tweak may not be in your tastes. It is free today in Cydia, so be sure to check it out if you are interested.
NCDate for Notification Center