We love Dashboard on our Macs. It feels like a bit of iOS on OS X, with tiny apps that look pretty and perform simple functions amazingly well. With a beautiful interface and a dynamic set of customizable widgets, Panic's ambitious Status Board attempts to bring that experience to our iPads, with at-a-glance access to your most important data and a fantastic new playground for coders.
Back before iPhone took the concept of mini apps and turned it on its head, widgets were a Mac user’s best friend. Released in 2005 as one of Mac OS 10.4 Tiger’s celebrated features, Dashboard opened a hidden layer of specialized tools designed to provide “fingertip access” to common tasks and simple utilities. For OS X users with cluttered Docks and overstuffed bookmarks bars, it was love at first sight.