Ever wanted to take a step back and look at all the Google apps and data you’re hooked into? Google’s offering that top-down view with Google Dashboard, a central clearing-house for app settings, privacy information and use statistics.
The main value to the average user at the Dashboard, reachable at google.com/dashboard when signed into a Google account, is a peek at all the services you use and quick links to each app’s settings. You also get direct links to your Google calendars, your most recent Gmail messages and Google Docs documents, and secondary settings like changing your personal information in apps that use that data. Those with privacy concerns also get quick links to the policies of every app they’re using.
Here’s how Google explains their Dashboard in animated video form:
What features would you want to see added to a Google Dashboard? Personally, I’d like to see a single, secure place to suspend or recover passwords from certain accounts, assuming you could log in with stronger-than-normal verification.
Transparency, choice and control – now complete with a Dashboard! [Official Google Blog]