KlipFolio is a Windows desktop application that can give you a Widgetized Dashboard where you can load widget modules. these widget modules are Klips. these Klips are more than not of three kinds:
They load notifications (new e-mails alerts,etc)
2.- Feed Viewers
They Load Feeds and serve as news tickers and quick view feedreaders.
Very simple applications that can show you a richer experience be either to load photos, do notes, calendars, your memory consume, etc.
This can be placed like a floating widget, a sidebar, a full desktop dashboard or a quick access widget that can live in your taskbar.
You could see it a replacement for a start page, for a newsticker app and even a low end desktop feedreader.
KlipFolio 5 is in beta. but i do recommend going for it because it is very solid and light. it should not be seen as a replacement for a full blown widget engine like Yahoo Widgets or Google Desktop but as a great companion.
Version 5 also supports what must be the biggest improvement for Klipfolio: drag and drop support for feed links. so if you drag a feed link to kilpfolio it will add a klip widget right away and load it. just like i did with the feed of Widgets Lab as is shown in the Photo.
The application as i say it also extremely light. it consumes from 5mb to 15 mb of ram. this is of course close to nothing in a new computer. it should be noted that just as i just said. it is a great companion. it supports down to Windows 2000 and up to XP and Vista. it should be a Essential app in 2000, a Excellent app if you are in XP and want to use it as a way to simulate the Vista Sidebar and without having to use a full blown widget engine. in the case of vista it will still be a good companion for your Vista Sidebar but it is of course a bit of a overkill to have it in vista given the Sidebar is way more powerful and Vista Gadgets are also getting more powerful as they get more sophisticated and refined.
Klipfolio got a gallery of 4000 predefined Klips right away to use too. my opinion is that while it is great and the new klipfolio 5 is great. the problem relies it is too light. i think the solution would be to make two versions of it. a light version and a advanced version in order to compete. that would make it a worthwhile app also for those that are already using Vista and not just for those in XP and 2000.
But if you are 2000 and XP. it is totally worthy and a great desktop widget.
via Download Squad