Accessing frequently used applications, recently opened images, played clips, edited text files, etc, can be easily performed via the Dash, where the mentioned items are, for optimized access, managed via categories and filters, that are to help the user to easily open a preferred item via time ranges, size, rating, sources, etc, bundle of parameters needed for fast clickable overall filtering process, consequently, the user is to make noticeable time "economies" when, for instance, searching a specific text file by simply clicking the Documents filer in the Files lens.
MLP (My Little Pony) Friendship is Magic is an animated series starring a unicorn named Twilight Sparkle, a pupil of Princess Celestia who is the ruler of the magical land of Equestria, "seeing the young pony buried in books, the princess gives her the task of making friends and sends her and her assistant, a young dragon named Spike, to Ponyville. There, she meets some interesting ponies, including tomboyish Rainbow Dash, glamorous Rarity, hard-working Applejack, timid Fluttershy, and hyperactive Pinkie Pie.
At its first "global" implementation, Unity was received and perceived, by various users, as a "dangerous" approach oriented towards isolation, with specific built-in functionalities designed only for Ubuntu with a locally, internal targeted attitude.
Browsing the web is a daily activity, where thousands and thousands of webpages are visited, helping us to obtain informations related to subjects of interest, downloading packages, etc.
Unity Web History lens gathers, categorizes and displays one's visited webpages in the Dash, allowing users to easily access visited webpages by simply typing a word and opening (by clicking on it) the desired item.
Unity Translator lens is a useful lens that allows users to easily search multiple words at once/expressions, presenting itself as a quick way of translating words directly from the Dash, without further actions, such as opening a separate application or web-browser.
Ubuntu is a full-fledged operating system, that presents the user a wide range of applications, interaction behaviors, innovative ways of accessing items, etc, solid bundle that is constantly developed, enhanced, refined, changed, etc determining the user to digest a relatively small yet necessary amount of informations, in order to benefit and fully utilize the power of Ubuntu.
Unity Askubuntu lens has landed in Precise's Ubuntu Software Center, adding, for the 12.04 LTS, a handy lens easily installable via USC, lens that successfully combines the power of askubuntu with the versatility of the Dash, generating a proper usable, intuitive and innovative result.
Unity Askubuntu is a useful tool that brings, organizes and exposes topics from askubuntu, an online place that gathers both users and programmers/designers/experts with the clear goal to identify, answer, resolve, fix issues with Ubuntu.
Unity, at its first default implementation into Ubuntu, triggered both positive and controversial opinions about its components, like for instance, the Dash.
It is now a certainty that the Dash has started and already gathered a solid amount of functionalities, displaying/organizing/exposing/categorizing weather, mathematical actions, contacts, videos, social media, torrents, search engines, etc flow of constant additions that transforms and reinvents Unity frequently.
It seems, that in the fertile soil of Unity, there is always something exciting and interesting to be added, something that can enrich one's global awareness experience.
Unity News lens gathers and displays news from Google news, displayed via handy thumbnails and fancy news icons, taking advantage of the new card view (enhanced in Ubuntu 12.04), displaying the actual news title and the source (Europe 1, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, People, China Daily, CBS News, etc).