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Kidwidget (was Kid Create) provides a fun and safe environment for families and children of all ages. While keeping your kids in a secure environment, Kidwidget offers a variety of educational and entertaining activities.

Kid-Safe and Secure:

  • With Kidwidget, parents are in charge. This software cannot be quit without your special "Parent Password", which is set by you (The Parent).

  • Any of Kidwidget's built-in features can be disabled to offer a completely personalized experience for your family.

  • Parents can easily control the use of more...
  • What's New

    Version 2.1:
    • New Quartz Extreme acceleration & Core Image effects (Mac OS X 10.4 or later required for these extra features).
    • Dictionary phrases updated.
    • Clock and Notes issues fixed.
    • Webcam button (If enabled in Parent Preferences) should now only appear if an Apple iSight or compatible camera is connected.
    • Other small fixes and improvements. Including many more...

    Requirements

    Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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    Anonymous
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    This is great... but if I may make a recommendation, please lock out the function keys on a laptop (brightness and numlock especially). My daughter crashed the demo program 3 times using those :-).

    Thanks, this is otherwise an excellent program!

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    Version 1.1
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    My kids really love this program, it is so easy for them to use. You saved me a lot of time and money and made them feel like they can achieve anything when it comes to their minds, which is a big factor in a childs life.

    Thank you guys...

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    Version 1.1
    Astoundit Software
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    Great, we love to hear that kids are enjoying our products, and even more - that parents see the need to provide them with quality software products like Kidwidget.

    We're constantly looking for ideas for new programs, so if you have any ideas, please keep them coming. Have a great weekend, thanks again for the compliments.

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    (Developer)
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. In this new release (Now known as "Kidwidget"), color choosing now only requires a single-click, not a held-down mouse anymore. Also, Expose has been completely disabled, making Kidwidget a very safe environment for even the youngest users.

    Please keep the suggestions coming, we appreciate it!

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    Version 1.1
    Anonymous Member IconReview
    Anonymous
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    I think the dictionary definitions are supplied via the net, so it's not their fault. The filtering part works well...I tried many um..."unsuitable" words and none showed up...impressive.

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    Version 1.0
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    Anonymous
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    I disagree on the dictionary thing being "not their fault". If it comes from the net, they chose the site. Surely they could have found one that was targetted at the age group Kid Create is targetted at (i.e. 3 to 8 year olds). If not, they should have made one themselves or left it out.
    A picture dictionary would have fitted nicely with Kid Create. The current dictionary looks out of place in this product.

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    Anonymous
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    I still dont agree with that. My son, who is 7 enjoys the dictionary. He loves to read and goes through our normal paper encyclopedias like candy. This builtin dictionary is just another learning tool. Of course kids dont have to use it, but its there if they need it.

    I think a picture dictionary would be neat, but thats a HUGE undertaking for a program like this. Thats a whole new product on its own. Im sure if they spent the time making that, which I can only imagine how much time would take, that I wouldn't be able to afford this program. At the cheap price its at now I am very happy with it and think its really a greatt product for my kids.

    Different strokes, different folks I guess :)

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    Anonymous
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    Looks promising and good value. Would suit its target market altho some would quickly outgrow it. Click and drag to change colors isn't user-friendly.
    Dictionary is very very very adult in it's definitions!!
    Also, its much touted security is easily over-ridden by Expose.

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    Version 1.0
    Astoundit Software
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    Thanks for the input. We just changed the color-selecting method (Now just works with clicks, instead of mouse-down).

    Also, Expose has been completely disabled to ensure a safe experience for kids. Let us know if you have any other suggestions - we hope you like the product; now known as "Kidwidget"

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    Fernando T.
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    My 8-year-old is having loads of fun now thanks to this program. Doesn't even cost much compared to other childrens programs and it already has a bunch of things in it that would cost a lot otherwise. Seems like a real winner.

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    Version 1.0
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    Anonymous
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    my kids totally love this. just downloaded the demo and paid on the spot. it will really be a big help this year at school with them. theres no way to teach them msword plus i dont want them to dump my files. a+ program!!!

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    Version 1.0
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    Downloads 3,683
    Version Downloads 1,795
    License Demo
    Date 12 Aug 2007
    Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
    Price $26.00
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