Dashboard Widgets for Windows

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For a windows user like me, just can watch with the new eye candy features in Mac OS X and wondering how I can have the same feature on my belove windows.

Before Apple introduce dashboard in their latest Mac OS X, most of mac users already have a widget on their desktop using Konfabulator by Pixoria Inc. "Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather. "

And on November 2004, Pixoria has released Konfabulator 1.8 for both Mac and Windows platform and its instantly bringing its renamed OS X-based functions (and widgets!) To the ubiquitous Windows platform. There is a small community in windows user that love to change their default Windows look to Mac OS X and with the availabilty of Konfabulator to run widgets, some of the talented developers has started porting Tiger Dashboard to run on windows using Konfabulator engine and the results is generous.

And until today, quite a number of Dashboard Widgets has been ported to run on windows using Konfabulator and other widget engine like Avedesk, Kapsules, and Stardock DesktopX.

But most of the widgets, has been ported to run on Konfabulator because the flexibility of Konfabulator engine to run various kind widgets, just like Tiger Dashboard. Listed below, few popular widgets that has been ported to windows.

1. Dashboard Weather

Here is my first Konfabulator Widget. After seeing a preview of Tiger (particularly Dashboard), reading about a alternative for Windows (Konfabulator) and seeing the great work of Saladin and Ghostwalker, I decided to make my own contribution. So here it is, the konfab clone of the weather widget.

2. World Clock

World Clock Dashboard for Konfabulator. Based on the Konfabulator WorldClock Pro by Ricky.

3. Sticky Notes

Konfabulator clone of the Dashboard stickies with extras

You can get more Dashboard Widgets for windows at http://www.osx-e.com/downloads/dashboard/



Source by Samsul Zamzuri Abu Bakar

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