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Monday, July 25, 2005



I bet you were just wondering what the mosquito conditions were in your zip code. No? Alright, then, how about traffic conditions? weather? not even The Beat Meter? you know, the Beat Meter! the one that will keep count like a metronome on any song that's playing on your computer. Tivo Control? You don't want to control your Tivo from your desktop? I can go on, but I think you should check it out for yourselves. Choose from a huge list of Widgets that are available or if you want to brave the waters yourself, learn how to program in xml and come up with your own ideas.
In a nutshell, Widgets are little programs that you can have open on your desktop that can and will do practically anything...the graphics for a lot of these programs are amazingly clear.
Did I mention that this is for Windows and Mac?

What Is Konfabulator?

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.
What sets Konfabulator apart from other scripting applications is that it takes full advantage of today's advanced graphics. This allows Widgets to blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional window borders. Toss in some sliding and fading, and these little guys are right at home in Windows XP and Mac OS X.
The format for these Widgets is completely open and easy to learn so creating your own Widgets is an extremely easy task.
For the "skinning" crowd, Konfabulator is a dream come true. You can easily change the look, feel, layout, even functionality of a Widget so that it matches your lifestyle, your desktop, or the pants or skirt you have on that day.