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Apple/Mac Widgets

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by saxnbass, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. saxnbass


    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    What widgets do you like/use/have? Also let us know what they do, unless it's self explanatory.

    Widget Update- Updates you Widgets (duh)
    Album Art- Gets Album artwork for the playing song for iTunes
    Christmas Lights- Christmas lights around your screen
    MacNify- Tips for Macs
    iStat Pro- tell you a bunch of stats about your Mac
    iTunes Stats- Give all your statistics for you iTunes
    Temperature Monitor- Gives the temperature of you Mac (needs free app)

    I have more, but those are the ones currently in use, also have:
    ChiPet- a little "virtual pet" thingy
    Family Guy RQG- Random Quote Generator from the TV Show
    Cocktail- a bunch of drink recipes
  2. trog


    Nov 8, 2003
    Calendar. That's about it :(
  3. Calendar
    Local weather

    Pretty boring
  4. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Guitar Chords - usually set to Fsus2
    West Coast Time - analog clock
    iTunes Controller
    Local 5 Day Weather Forecast
    West Coast Satellite Weather
    Flight Tracker - Airline Scheds
    FerryCams - set for WA State Ferry System - reminds me of home
    AllRecipe - self explanatory
    Hula Girl - a must have
    Biorhythm calculator

    ..and a bunch of others, but I'm out of room on my screen
  5. playibanez


    Apr 3, 2006
    i have a clock, calender, weather and calculator in one corner.

    google image widget(lets you search google images in a widget), yellow pages(self explanitory) in another corner.

    and then i keep pacman floating around when i get bored

    and also the itunes player too
  6. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    iStarter - Easy shutdown, reset, sleep, and user change.
    Bubble Trouble - puzzle game, somwhat similar to Tetris
    Local Weather
    Clock (set to Seoul, Korea time - I have a friend living over there, so it lets me know when he might be on Skype).
    Sing that iTune - Finds lyrics
    Currency Converter
    Random Stickies
    iStat Pro
    Chi Pet
  7. Dash Rantic

    Dash Rantic

    Nov 12, 2005
    Palo Alto, CA
    I love all the bells and whistles of the Mac OS, but Dashboard I just can't stand--I was very much looking forward to using it before I got OSX 10.4, but now I've got it (permanently!) off. I never could find even a halfway-decent use for it, and it just eats processor power and RAM...

    I seem to be in the minority in disliking it, though :)

  8. I´ve got the usual suspects:

    -Universal converter (currency, temperature, length, weight etc.)
    -Local weather
    -iCal widget
    -Daily comic strip from local newspaper
  9. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    I just upgraded my machine, and am just getting used to using widgets. I'd have to say it's by far one of the coolest features of OS 10.4, i use it everyday. Here's what I have so far:

    • Calendar
    • Google Search Bar
    • Yellow Pages Search Bar
    • Fidelity Market Monitor
    • Calculator
    • AccuWeather Local Weather
    • AccuWeather Ski Report: Okemo Mountain...I'm ready for opening weekend!
    • National Geographic Daily Photo
    • Epicurious Recipe Widget
    • Family Guy Random Quote
    • iTunes Controller
    • Album Art Fetch
    • On Tour: This is sweet, list artists in you iTunes library that are on tour near you by location.
    • Movie Times
    • Movie Trailers
    • iStat Pro

    I wish there was more food widgets...I love to eat and there's not too many in that category.

    A TalkBass widget would be pretty rad too...Paul?;)
  10. I've got all the standards, plus:
    istat pro
    cocktail (drink recipe book)
    zzz most annoying groove (interesting widget--sounds like primus :))
    Gmail Checker
  11. playibanez


    Apr 3, 2006

    that would be very, very cool. i would deffinatly get that :)
  12. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    clock, weather, stocks, dictionary/thesauraus, yellow pages, this day in histroy, conversion (for measurements), Calendar, Language translator, iTunes, volume, Sticky Pad.
  13. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    You've got at least one fellow in that.

    I think that the Dashboard is kind of cool in theory but wastes way too much memory to be worth it. And that's not even considering that it's kind of a UI nightmare anyway.

    I just got a new Macbook Pro. Two of the first ten things I typed into a terminal window:
    defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES
    killall Dock
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    iStat Pro
    iTunes Controller
    Harmonic (gets lyrics for whatever song i am listening to)
  15. Oxblood

    Oxblood Inactive

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I am blown away by the number of Mac users...

    Hmmmmm, maybe I should rethink getting one.
  16. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i'm blown away at all the PC users...

    maybe they should rethink it... ;)
  17. saxnbass


    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
  18. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I've got:

    Accuweather forecast
    Sol (sunrise/sunset times)
    Guitar Chords
    Wikipedia search
    Pemdas Calculator
    Dictionary.com word of the day
    Sunlit earth
    iStat nano
    Canada411 lookup
    World Clock
  19. Windows XP Home.
    2.8Ghz proceser.
    521 Mb ram.
    128 Mb graphics card.
    CMedia sound card.
    19 inch monitor.
    Surround sound.

    PC through & through;)
  20. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Now play nice.
    It's not nice to make fun of those less fortunate

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