I wrote the Dashboard plugin with a great deal of help from the community about a year ago. It has been a really fun project but I no longer have the time to maintain and improve the plugin since I'm now even more busy with both work, family and other projects.
The plugin seems to be pretty well received and has about 9K installs so far.
I'm looking for someone who would be interested in taking over ownership of the plugin and possibly take it to the next level.
Let me know if you are interested.