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.
I'm pretty impressed with the look of Konfabulator. I'm running a clock in the corner of my screen now.
My random idea
- 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 http://www.antigrain.com/ to implement SVG in wxWidgets
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.