Desktop Software Shell Enhancement Codename: Dashboard

Codename: Dashboard 2.1 Beta 1 for Windows

by SNP Software

Avg. Rating 3.1 (78 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 20,112
Publisher SNP Software
Homepage Codename: Dashboard

Publisher's Description

Dashboard is an application that resides at the side of your screen, similar to the "Sidebar" component shown in the Longhorn video. It is a host for interchangeable components. Through these components, it allows you to have access to any kind of information or resources you might want, on your screen, all the time.

Latest Reviews

noredspoon

noredspoon reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 on Mar 17, 2006

Just to clear some things up: The name is original. It was decided on before Apple or Microsoft had used it. The app was even around before Longhorn's sidebar.

Overall, this is the best sidebar program out for my needs.

compy

compy reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 RC on Jul 31, 2005

I think that dashboard has made some good improvements since the last beta. It has a few bugs, but a lot of the ones from the old version was patched. Great choice again fileforum.com! :)

dlaws

dlaws reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 RC on Jul 22, 2005

A good program heading in the right direction.

Actually, in the US, a 'dashboard' is the place in our cars that has all of the controls and monitors. Has been for nearly 100 years...

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Feb 26, 2005

Lot of potential, but also quite a few bugs.

All the components need to actually function. Then the whole things needs to use less resources.

If the development team has the time to put into this, it could be really good.

Right now, Desktop Sidebar is far superior.

The Computer Rodent

Mountain_Man

Mountain_Man reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

I would like to sh-t on blackcherry's comment relating to Dashboard Confessional.

I do not see how that band relates to computer software at all. Dashboard, the name, is from, yes, Apple's Dashboard and Microsoft's Dashboard.

Of couse the name is not original.

jojoey

jojoey reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

Great design! Great Software! ... FREE!

noredspoon

noredspoon reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

This has been out long before Apple's Dashboard. It's been out since long before Longhorn screenshots started leaking. It's NOT COPYING ANYTHING.

And great review... giving it a one because it shares a word with a band you hate.

Can we please start rating the software here?

Edited 7-2-05: mountain man, above this review has done it again. The name IS original. It was around before anything was known about longhorn, and years before Apple's Dashboard.

blackcherry

blackcherry reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

i give this piece of schmoftware a 1 cause they partly copied the name from dashboard confessional

somethinbaloo1

somethinbaloo1 reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

and yet another apple application and title trying to be mimicked, apple already has the dashboard and all you have to do is press a simple key and it slides out with whatever widget you want to run on it, from ebay items to up to date currency changes to whatever you want. good concept but apple has already claimed that realm, but it will be interesting to see how far they will take this imititation

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

Its a well written program and is nice to look at. I think people who can afford to waste that much screen space though really have too much time on their hands and don't do anything remotely productive with their computer.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (78 votes)
Your Rating
noredspoon

noredspoon reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 on Mar 17, 2006

Just to clear some things up: The name is original. It was decided on before Apple or Microsoft had used it. The app was even around before Longhorn's sidebar.

Overall, this is the best sidebar program out for my needs.

compy

compy reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 RC on Jul 31, 2005

I think that dashboard has made some good improvements since the last beta. It has a few bugs, but a lot of the ones from the old version was patched. Great choice again fileforum.com! :)

dlaws

dlaws reviewed v2.0 Beta 6 RC on Jul 22, 2005

A good program heading in the right direction.

Actually, in the US, a 'dashboard' is the place in our cars that has all of the controls and monitors. Has been for nearly 100 years...

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Feb 26, 2005

Lot of potential, but also quite a few bugs.

All the components need to actually function. Then the whole things needs to use less resources.

If the development team has the time to put into this, it could be really good.

Right now, Desktop Sidebar is far superior.

The Computer Rodent

Mountain_Man

Mountain_Man reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

I would like to sh-t on blackcherry's comment relating to Dashboard Confessional.

I do not see how that band relates to computer software at all. Dashboard, the name, is from, yes, Apple's Dashboard and Microsoft's Dashboard.

Of couse the name is not original.

jojoey

jojoey reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

Great design! Great Software! ... FREE!

noredspoon

noredspoon reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 29, 2005

This has been out long before Apple's Dashboard. It's been out since long before Longhorn screenshots started leaking. It's NOT COPYING ANYTHING.

And great review... giving it a one because it shares a word with a band you hate.

Can we please start rating the software here?

Edited 7-2-05: mountain man, above this review has done it again. The name IS original. It was around before anything was known about longhorn, and years before Apple's Dashboard.

blackcherry

blackcherry reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

i give this piece of schmoftware a 1 cause they partly copied the name from dashboard confessional

somethinbaloo1

somethinbaloo1 reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

and yet another apple application and title trying to be mimicked, apple already has the dashboard and all you have to do is press a simple key and it slides out with whatever widget you want to run on it, from ebay items to up to date currency changes to whatever you want. good concept but apple has already claimed that realm, but it will be interesting to see how far they will take this imititation

DigitalSin

DigitalSin reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

Its a well written program and is nice to look at. I think people who can afford to waste that much screen space though really have too much time on their hands and don't do anything remotely productive with their computer.

rozaray25

rozaray25 reviewed v2.0 Beta 5 on Jan 28, 2005

It looks cool. I like what they did to it!

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Jul 22, 2004

The Longhorn "Sidebar" is a reincarnation of the unpopular and useless Windows 95 "Channel Bar" !

The Computer Rodent

noredspoon

noredspoon reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Apr 29, 2004

pohlman: it should soon be able to be minimized on command when needed, probably next beta, and resizing is being discussed as well.

pohlman

pohlman reviewed v2.0 Beta 4 on Apr 28, 2004

Am I blind, or is there no easy way to just minimize it when needed? I like the concept but it's too wide by half. I would like to be able to resize/reshape it at will to match my quirky uses but for what it does do, it does it very well. I'll keep an eye on future releases.

allsiante

allsiante reviewed v2.0 Beta 3 on Mar 29, 2004

This is good stuff. Why ? It works :) just this plain and simple. This version didn't crash for me since I installed it. I always down and test every new version and see that it gets better and better. Still, I don't use it regularly, cause I already have my share of stuff on the desktop :) and adding a permanent dashboard would be too much :)) Well, all-in-all just keep up the good work :)

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