November 12, 2004

Konfabulator looks lovely - but who needs the iTunes widget?

I love the Steam Gauge Widget, though - it would really suit my cranky old PC. Some of the clocks are nice, too.

Update: Jokes apart the mini iTunes Remote is very nice, and Sing that iTune! is fun, too.

Posted to Software by Simon Brunning at November 12, 2004 05:06 PM

I installed it on my PC at work and ending up turning off everything but the clock and the weather widget. Once I'd done that I realised it was nice eye candy but that I didn't really need it.

The iTunes remote would be quite useful on my Mac though. I suppose I've now got to write a script that calls AppleScript rather than COM just to prove that I'm as hardcore as you.

Posted by: Andy Todd on November 12, 2004 11:23 PM

I'm pretty impressed with the look of Konfabulator. I'm running a clock in the corner of my screen now.

My random idea
- wxPython
- transparent but drawable on top windows with alpha (I'm assuming this exists in the MS Windows OS somewhere)
- SVG specification for drawing widgets in these transparent widgets
- use to implement SVG in wxWidgets

And we'd have some really kick ass looking wxPython applications. I've looked a bit at Konfab and it seems to be static (but replacable) images that dispatch meaningful Javascript events.

Posted by: David on November 13, 2004 09:58 AM

I love the iTunes widget - it's nice and unobtrusive, and I can access it even with another window maximised on top. The only problem is that some of the Konfabulator widgets require some Mac system tools - the Gmail one for example assumes PHP is installed.

Posted by: Sam Newman on November 15, 2004 09:17 AM
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