Over the past couple of months, I’ve found myself constantly swiping left on my “Magic Trackpad” in order to bring up the “Notification Center”. Besides serving as a repository where all your notifications exist, the Notifcation Center also features a “Today View”, which shows your day at a glance. Each section of the Today view is a widget that provides a focused view of a particular topic.
These widgets have eradicated my need for Dashboard. Most of the widgets (World Clock, Calculator, Weather) that I had previously setup in Dashboard, have now transitioned their way into the Notification Center. But beyond those, there are some other Notification Center apps that I have set up on my iMac, which include – Yahoo Sports, Coinverter, and Wunderlist.
I am guessing that Apple intended to make Dashboard obsolete, which is probably why it has disabled “Dashboard” by default in OS X Yosemite. The Notification Center loads and functions much faster than Dashboard does for me, and the only thing I really miss about Dashboard is the larger canvas (Notification Center seems constricted, tucked in the right corner of the screen). That minor restraint aside, the introduction of Notification Center definitely spells the death of Dashboard for me.