Posts Tagged ‘desktop’

Goojet 2.0

June 19th, 2009

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It looks like Goojet turned 1 year old. i remember covering it exactly one year ago. it looks like it getting a lot better now that lots of Nokia Widsets users are pissed off looking for a alternative.

Goojet is pretty much the alternative to widsets. if you liked the old widsets and hate the new one you will probably will like Goojet.

More now that to celebrate their first anniversary  they released Goojet 2.0:

I got no real insight on what is truly new besides the look and that it must have a lot more mobile widgets than a year ago. but if goojet tells me more on that i will gladly update this post. but if you were looking for mobile widgets, they got them.

Goojet

via Goojet Blog

Widgetops Universal Google Gadget Widget

June 8th, 2009

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It has been quite a while since i wrote about Widgetop and their Web, and Mobile Widget Startpage but that is because not much really has changed with them. they do got more widgets now (287) and they work well. but one of the odd things is that they still not support IE. even considering that IE8 has been out for a while now.. but one of the things i missed to post was that they now got something for those in the Mac and that use the Mac Dashboard widgets.

A universal Google gadget wrapper that goes in a Mac Dashboard widget. this means you can bring the gadgets you have in your iGoogle Startpage to the desktop.

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Very simple and not much else to say. just follow the instructions in the widget page and you are set.

Universal Google Gadget Widget 

Snippage: A Web Clip Widget Engine For Your Desktop

February 9th, 2009

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With the advantage of a almost ever present online connection. having fully internet dependent widgets. and the very specific kind that fits the bill the best are web clip widgets. they are now a integral part of browser because of IE8 web slices and even the latest Google Toolbar.

Snippage is a web clip widget engine for your desktop. you can put as many web clips as your screen real state can bear. this way you obtain the content out from the sites you usually visit. that is sometimes more reassuring that some feed widgets that can have as much as a hour of delay and need to reformat the content..

Snippage is a AIR app and that means it can be stream installed and updated. without a hitch. those familar with .NET or .NET/WPF Click Once should be familiar with that concept very well. i usually don’t post on AIR apps but this is a very apt example to be here.

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in order to get your Web Clip Widget engine. you get a very good snipping tool for the job with a web browser.  the only short coming with it is that it cannot render AJAX, JAVA, Silverlight content making it[is use a little bit limited/ but the tool and the execution of snippage is really good. it is clever and well designed. it also has a nice plus that is the fact it don’t consumes too much resources.

The only thing it needs is a better render engine to be excellent. the only things it needs to do is to tune performance even more and get a better design and desktop integration since  windows resizing for the browser and snipping tool could be better.

But if you like web clip widgets this is the App to get and i can recommend it.

Snippage

Pandora Windows Desktop Gadget

December 16th, 2008

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If you are a user of Pandora. you already now that it is a good way to find and litsen to music in your browser. but what if you want to have it directly in your desktop?. well. you can if you use this Pandora Gadget.

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Pandora Sidebar Gadget

This Pandora sidebar gadget lets you play Pandora internet radio directly from Windows Vista’s sidebar. When docked in the sidebar, it displays the currently playing song, along with the thumbs up/down options. When undocked, it displays the entire Pandora interface so you can log in, edit your stations, or create new ones.

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The gadget works very well. but it is not suited for 64 bits OSes ( unless you make it so) or Windows 7 yet. but it is a great Windows Gadget and your best choice to enjoy of Pandora directly in your desktop.

Pandora Sidebar Gadget  <- Direct Download Link

via Brad Greco

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