dashboard for pc, does anyone make it ?
October 24, 2005 10:33 AM   Subscribe

I love the dashboard program available on macs. is there an equivalent for pc's?

i especially love the flight info widget. i use google's desktop sidebar app and that's pretty good but want more.
posted by dawdle to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
Best answer: Yahoo Widgets. Otherwise known as Konfabulator.
posted by selfnoise at 10:36 AM on October 24, 2005

I use konfabulator on both my laptop and desktop. It works great.
posted by oddman at 10:42 AM on October 24, 2005

Another fan here. If Konfabulator's good enough for Apple to rip off, it's good enough for you to use!
posted by subclub at 11:08 AM on October 24, 2005

Response by poster: just got it and loving it. thanks mefi !
posted by dawdle at 11:26 AM on October 24, 2005

Going one step further, since I've used Konfabulator in the past and thought it was neat but not particularly useful, what are the best widgets that folks use?

There seem to be an awful lot of really pointless widgets.
posted by fenriq at 12:01 PM on October 24, 2005


Word. If it wasn't for iTunes Bar (ignore the hideous default skin) I probably wouldn't be using konfab. mini Weather is also a fixture on my desktop.
posted by subclub at 12:16 PM on October 24, 2005

I like Detour, THnotes, for all of my computers. For my laptop I'm a big fan of the various wi-fi meters and battery meters. Finally, I don't live in a city big enough to need one, but the traffic cams always seem like a really good idea for those who do.
posted by oddman at 12:31 PM on October 24, 2005

Here's a Metafilter widget based on the standard RSS newsreader.
posted by grahamwell at 2:18 PM on October 24, 2005

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