DashPad is a new (ish) web app that uses a tagline of ‘Dashboard for your iPad‘ – and carries a huge (for a web app) price tag of $9.99. The web site for the app also claims that Apple is rejecting any native (App Store) apps that are ‘Dashboard like’.
In the interest of research and to be able to report to you here, I laid out $9.99 for this web app and have given it a go. I have some thoughts on the app, and also a Dashboard-like app that somehow slipped through those App Store rejections.
Desktop for iPad has had a major update, to Version 1.1. It has added a few new widgets as well as improvements to existing ones.
Desktop provides an ability to multitask within the app – letting you run two widgets at a time, choosing from a good and already expanding number of useful widgets to work with. I did a review of the app recently – you can check that out HERE.
New Desktop app lets you ‘multitask’ on the iPad
OK, so this is not real multitasking. Let’s get that out of the way right off. The new Desktop app for the iPad does not suddenly make it possible to run multiple apps at once on the iPad. But … it does let you use a series of useful widgets within the app itself that will allow you to multitask while using it.
So, for example, you can have a Maps widget open at the same time as a Calculator widget when trying to calculate a journey time. Or have a browser widget open at the same time as one for composing a new email, and copy and paste between the two and send a mail without leaving the app.