Keep up with Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and more while your iPhone is docked with Dock for iPhone

Keep up with Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and more while your iPhone is docked with Dock for iPhone

Dock is an iPhone app that acts as as screensaver of information when your iPhone is not in use. While your iPhone is docked at your desk, Dock will scroll through weather, RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Clock and Stock widgets.

Dock is a very simple and easy to use app. You can either have Dock scroll through the information in one widget (like tweets from Twitter), or you can have Dock randomly scroll through information from all the widgets you've selected. If you are interested in something that scrolls by, tapping it will give you more options. For example, you can enlarge photos, reply to tweets, "like" Facebook photos and comment on them, and more.

In Settings, you can choose to have the information scroll by every 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 seconds and mark which widgets you want active. You can also adjust the refresh rate of each widget, but unfortunately, the fastest refresh rate for Facebook and Twitter is 5 minutes. I'd like to see that reduced down to at least a minute.

My other little complaint is that Dock doesn't include a light colored theme. I have never been a fan of light-on-dark color schemes because it hurts my eyes and makes me squint (I have very sensitive eyes).

The Good

  • A great way to use your iPhone when you're not really using it
  • Information is displayed big and is easy to read
  • Can post status to Facebook and tweets to Twitter

The Bad

  • No light colored theme. Only white-on-black.
  • Slow refresh rates

The bottom line

Dock turns your iPhone into a fantastic little utility while it's docked. It runs great and displays information nice and big so that it's easy to read.

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Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at iosapps@imore.com

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There are 8 comments. Add yours.

ceveret3 says:

Awesome app from a Awesome Webos Dev!

mark s says:

does it work if you have password on your phone ?

Leanna Lofte says:

Yes, because it's just an app. You need you enter your passcode to get to your home screen, like any other app, but once the app is opened, it will continue to run.

madsuser says:

Unless you have automatic lock on ^_^

Keith says:

Does it work if you just use regular charging plug, or does it have to be one of the standup docks shown in the picture??

snoopgoat says:

It doesnt have to be "docked" to work. It's just a regular app you manually launch

glazedfaith says:

So it's webOS Exhibition on iOS. Right? Not saying that is a bad thing, just saying give credit where it is due.

olearymo says:

white on black...
with a grey top bar. Great design, guys. Geez.