I hope everybody on a Windows or Apple based OS has gone and downloaded and installed Konfabulator. If not, stop reading this and do it….
Ok, now that we all have Konfabulator installed, what widgets are ya’ll using? Right now, I’m using a few lame ones, but I love ’em.
I’m currently running:
-The Weather (v 2.5.1)
-Battery (v 2.0)
-Analog Clock (v 2.0)
-Picture Frame (v 2.5)
I’d like to see a widget that queries various Java APIs and when it finds a match opens a webpage to the queried class or method. The widget could possibly hit the Sun site and maybe the Javalobby JDocs site. Who can crank that out for me? Thanks. Let me know when you’re done.
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You’ll have to excuse my dumb question but what the h3ll is it?? No where on their site do they actually show you (ok I can’t find it) what a Konfabulator looks like. They show you the plugins, but nothing else. Needless to say the site creates more questions then answers.
1. Why use it? I scanned some of the plugins and they all seemed to be duplicates of what I have in Firefox.
2. I’m a full screen kinda guy, how much space does it need?
3. Why don’t they support Linux/BSD given that Java runs on both platforms??
Sorry but I must be missing something.
OS X 10.4 has a similar feature called Dashboard which has a Java API widget. http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/dashboard/
A couple things.
1. widgets are for the most part “little apps” that run on your desktop. you have complete control of them. so if they were “in the way” only you would be to blame.
3. some of the widgets have the same stuff that firefox has.
My logic is, why should i have a webpage open in Firefox for stock quotes when I can have a widget running behind/in my desktop, completely out of the way.
Spend a few minutes digging on their website. I really think that just about everyone can find a use for at least one widget. Konfabulator is a really nice application that until Yahoo bought them there were lots of people paying to use it.
FYI, I tried and wellllllll, if you’d like you can read my review. http://falconportal.com/family/blog_main.php?blog_id=195
As to your comment of “why should i have a webpage open in Firefox for stock quotes when I can have a widget running behind/in my desktop, completely out of the way.”
1. The plugin is independent of what site you visit.
2. I’m from the other side, why have yet another app running when one will do. For me, firefox plugins give me gmail and yahoo mail alerts, weather, stocks, update notices, download sorter(depending upon the ext the download is directed to a certain folder), etc etc.
As I always say, different folks……..
Thanks for the heads up though.