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Konfabulator

Have you heard of this yet? If not, you need to check it out. Here’s how the folks at Pixoria, Inc. describe Konfabulator on their website:

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. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

While the description is factual, it doesn’t convey just how cool this thing is. There are literally hundreds of these widgets available for download. My favorite ones include the ESPN News Headlines, CPU Portal, Yahoo! Word of the Day and What to Do. You’ll find yourself wasting way too much time looking through them all – new ones are appearing just about every day! If you happen to live in Toronto, Minneapolis, or one of several other cities you’ll find that there are numerous web cam and traffic cam widgets available.

You’d probably laugh if you could see how many of these widgets I’ve crammed onto my desktop. This is one of the coolest utilities I’ve seen in quite a while.

Comments

Michael Miller

I'm with you on this one, Joe. I'm a big Konfabulator fan. I'm less hot on the news feeds (I prefer to go direct to the site), but I like the various weather widgets (check out the weather maps), What to Do, and the old standby digital clock. (Although some prefer the analog version, I'm sure.) Like you, my desktop is getting cluttered!

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