We’ll Always Have Paris: The Dashboard

Aaaaah, remember the honeymoon phase of the Dashboard? Everyone was talking up widgets, gas was $0.50 a gallon, and “Weed” was “Grass.” Yeah, me too. Good times. However, those days are long over. Widgets aren’t in vogue anymore. Maybe you’d like some gadgets? No? Me neither.

I write the Apple A Day application recommendations here at Macgasm, so I am constantly on the prowl for the latest and greatest. If there is something cool in the works, I’ve probably heard rumblings about it. I haven’t heard a single peep from the widget front in YEARS. There just isn’t any real innovation in the field. People aren’t making cool widgets. I want some sex in my widgets, damn it!

I want to hear from you. Why do you think there is a serious hole in the widget market? Why aren’t developers doing cool things with the Dashboard anymore? Maybe you have a super cool widget that nobody knows about. I’d love to hear about it. Sound off in the comments, or hit me up on Twitter. Tell me what is up in widget world, and what you’d like to see happen.

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Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.