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I'm trying to find a service that allows for customizable "widgets" for display on a large screen.
June 7, 2012 12:36 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find a service that allows for customizable "widgets" for display on a large screen.

I'm looking for an application that allows you to layout "widgets" that is meant to be viewed on a large screen. I've seen screens at tech startups where it will have a display of certain information. i.e. Twitter feed, weather, etc all in one screen.

Is there such a service that will allow me to do this?

Thanks!
posted by nathanm to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I use geektool, but the screen in question already had a mac attached to it.
posted by pompomtom at 1:17 AM on June 7, 2012


Dashboard widgets are easy to layout. You just drag them where you want.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:33 AM on June 7, 2012


Here is more info on Dashboard.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:35 AM on June 7, 2012


You're probably thinking of something like the Panic Status Board. If you read through the comments on that post, you'll see links to projects that approximate it.

These are generically called "business dashboards" I think. Panic's is designed to take over a full screen, but because it's based on HTML, it should be possible to find some kind of app that shows web pages on your desktop layer and display it below your normal work environment, if you're into that sort of thing. Most of these projects probably involve a certain amount of hand-coding by the user, because the metrics you're interested in will not be universal.

There's an alternative to geektool on Windows that, as a Mac user, I envy. It's called Rainmeter.
posted by adamrice at 8:09 AM on June 7, 2012


Ducksboard!
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 9:32 AM on June 7, 2012


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