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  • [Review] GoogleDaSH - A Dashboard X Widget You Can Google From


    Google is a valuable tool that many of us use on a daily basis, sometimes without even realizing it. Its often considered the go-to Web browser site as well, since its such a popular search engine. Now, with a free Dashboard X widget dubbed GoogleDaSH by iOS developer iMokhles, you can search Google from your home screen or from Dashboard Xs Activator-based interface. Unfortunately, the widget is not a Notification Center widget, so while the widget may appear to be free at a first glance, you will still need to purchase Ori Kadosh's Dashboard X jailbreak tweak to use it.

    GoogleDaSH is easily enabled and disabled by invoking Dashboard Xs add or remove widget functionality. After you install GoogleDaSH, you can hold down on an empty part of your home screen to enter jiggle mode and then hold down on an empty part of your home screen once more to bring up a list of available widgets from which you will see GoogleDaSH. Once you tap on it, it will appear on your home screen.

    The widget is simply a transparent bar. Tapping on it will bring up the iOS keyboard and allow you to type in your query, which will be sent through Google using Mobile Safari. As soon as you tap the return key, Mobile Safari will load up with your query loaded up with Googles search result.

    GoogleDaSH has no options to configure and it requires iOS 5 to install. To be happy with the widget, you will have to be a frequent Google user and be able to put up with the rather simplistic design of the widget. Since its free, you can give it a try and see if it goes along nicely with your iOS device!

    Name: GoogleDaSH
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 5, Dashboard X
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: iMokhles
    Editor's Rating: / 2.5/5

    Sources: iMokhles
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] GoogleDaSH - A Dashboard X Widget You Can Google From started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Still wondering if I want to fork out the 2 bucks for dashboard x. Does it use a lot of resources? That's why I'm afraid of buying it
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Does it use a lot of resources?
      Not really.
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Still wondering if I want to fork out the 2 bucks for dashboard x. Does it use a lot of resources? That's why I'm afraid of buying it
      I use Dashboard X, bought it not long after it came out. It's amazing. My iPod experiences NO lag from it, which is amazing. I would recommend you buy it
    1. gotzaiPhone's Avatar
      gotzaiPhone -
      It's really an awesome tweak! Your apps running in the background takes up more memory than dashboard X.
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Been wanting to buy it also

      Do the widgets they offer cost money also
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      basically all notification center widgets work and I don't think any of the current widgets cost money
    1. Viva_La_Adam's Avatar
      Viva_La_Adam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dtpl View Post
      I use Dashboard X, bought it not long after it came out. It's amazing. My iPod experiences NO lag from it, which is amazing. I would recommend you buy it
      Hi guys,

      I have successfully installed Dashboard X onto my home screen, however wen I go to add widgets a pop up appears to open Cydia. Upon doing this, and subsequently searching for GoogleDaSH (and any other combination of words that may yield results) but there's nothing in my results field?

      I have the BigBoos repo, but am at a loss as to how to proceed?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

      Adam
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigliquid530 View Post
      Been wanting to buy it also

      Do the widgets they offer cost money also
      A few widgets are at a cost, however the majority are free. Weetrackdata pro is one tweak that costs.
    1. StarrMatthieu's Avatar
      StarrMatthieu -
      Good job!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Not really.
      Alright thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by Dtpl View Post
      I use Dashboard X, bought it not long after it came out. It's amazing. My iPod experiences NO lag from it, which is amazing. I would recommend you buy it
      Thanks
    1. Medster's Avatar
      Medster -
      Quote Originally Posted by Viva_La_Adam View Post
      Hi guys,

      I have successfully installed Dashboard X onto my home screen, however wen I go to add widgets a pop up appears to open Cydia. Upon doing this, and subsequently searching for GoogleDaSH (and any other combination of words that may yield results) but there's nothing in my results field?

      I have the BigBoos repo, but am at a loss as to how to proceed?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

      Adam
      I had the same problem, delete ur bigboss source and add it again through the sources menus from the home page of cydia
    1. kbk4Jesus's Avatar
      kbk4Jesus -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Still wondering if I want to fork out the 2 bucks for dashboard x. Does it use a lot of resources? That's why I'm afraid of buying it
      Save your money and DO NOT buy this. My phone used to NEVER crash, and after I installed Dashboard X and started using it, my phone started crashing all the time. iPhone 4s iOS 5.0.1. No response from developers. Latest update, still no fixes. I have wasted too much of my time on this app, and I hope others learn from my mistake and stay away from this app until it matures. Who knows when that will be.
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      **Mod edit: warez indication edited, quote removed.**
      Quote Originally Posted by kbk4Jesus View Post
      Save your money and DO NOT buy this. My phone used to NEVER crash, and after I installed Dashboard X and started using it, my phone started crashing all the time. iPhone 4s iOS 5.0.1. No response from developers. Latest update, still no fixes. I have wasted too much of my time on this app, and I hope others learn from my mistake and stay away from this app until it matures. Who knows when that will be.
      It works fine, must only be an issue with you. Myself and many others have it working flawlessly. Unless of course you pirated it.
    1. cristian_12_'s Avatar
      cristian_12_ -
      Good idea but My Favorite the "Dashboard X" tweak.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by cristian_12_ View Post
      Good idea but My Favorite the "Dashboard X" tweak.
      This is a widget for dashboard x
    1. kbk4Jesus's Avatar
      kbk4Jesus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dtpl View Post
      **Mod edit: warez indication edited, quote removed.**


      It works fine, must only be an issue with you. Myself and many others have it working flawlessly. Unless of course you pirated it.
      Not pirated at all. I pay for everything that costs. I paid for Dashboard X which I am unable to use. I supported the dev's hard work. Must be another Cydia app I have that it doesn't play well with Dashboard X. Interesting. Thanks for letting me know about your success with it.