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Say Cheese is a Dashboard widget that allows you to views comic strips on your desktop.


  • previous comic
  • next comic
  • today's comic
  • selecting a specific date
  • random comic
  • minimizing
  • stretching
  • smooth animations
  • auto-refresh (with a warning label when in mini-mode)
  • copy image URL to clipboard
  • remembers the last "new" comic (so you'll never miss one)
  • keyboard support (the 4 arrow keys scroll between days (left/right) and between comics (up/down), T(oday), R(andom), C(opy image URL to clipboard), more...

What's New

Version 2.9:
  • Fixed issues with some comics which website have been redesigned


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

*Previously available here

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Bezierboy Member IconComment+97

Download link broken (http://hobbes.osxy.nl/download.php?fileID=11)
Developer link in Dutch and seems to have no mention of Say Cheese

I still have a copy I run, but it's broken for most strips due to age and probably copyright issues (see FreeComics and Funny Pages listings for comments on this).

Last update was November 2008? It's dead, Jim.

Oh well, Free Comics still works on the large majority of its comics for me since I downloaded it before it was embargoed by the copyright police. Funny Pages works but I've only tried the demo and because it is pay-for shareware, I predict it'll get obliterated by the copyright people posthaste.

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Version 2.9
David619 Member IconComment+0

Say Cheese isn't able to load the daily Peanuts comic. I assume this is because the comic website has been updated or changed.

Is there an easy way to fix this? If not, will a new Say Cheese update be coming anytime soon?


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Version 2.9
soulslave Member IconComment+44

i really hoped to see new comics in this update :/

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Version 2.9
Captain Nemo

I agree. It's the only weak point I found in this widget.

soulslave Member IconReview+44

please backup your claims with reasons

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Version 2.8
mikel1 Member IconComment+0

Would be nice to be able to specify a scale for comic images, for those of us whose eyesight is lacking...

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Version 2.3
imsinclair Member IconComment+0

I just downloaded the Leapord version of Say Cheese and the Calvin & Hobbes doesn't work. Also, the buttons on the info section (back of the widget) are off-set. Besides that it seems fine though occasionally it locks up Dashboard temporarily.

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Version 2.3
Draco Member IconComment+0

Need help:
I upgrade to leopard and now Say Cheese widget still works but the graphic is a bit funny.
It seems to me that there are some mistakes in html code 'cause the yellow graphic is always misplaced.

Thanks for helping me

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Version 2.3

I've also got a display issue with this widget, version 2.3 according to Macupdate, from where I downloaded it. However, the version number is unspecified in the GetInfo window, other than 'Created: Saturday, 1 July 2006'.The widget does not have a solid yellow border when viewing a comic. Parts of the border are missing.

A later version doesn't display Calvin & Hobbes at all, I just get 'Error'. Its GetInfo widow says 'Created: Saturday, 24 November 2007'.
Am running Mac OS 10.5.1.


I have the same problem after upgrading to leopard on my macbook pro, but not on my macbook.

lhelden Member IconComment+0

I truly love this widget, but I would like it if there were more comics to choose. There are several of the comics that just give "Error" now such as "Calvin & Hobbes", "Shoe" and "Wulffmorgenthaler" to name a few. I think there are more, but I don't have them selected. I used to get all three of these and now none of them display.

If I have done something wrong or done something that I shouldn't have please let me know. "Calvin & Hobbes" is one of my favorites comics.

Thanks for this widget.

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Version 2.2
JetAce007 Member IconComment+0

I love this widget but I'm having a hard time getting it to work on my Macbook. Whenever I try to open the widget in dashboard it flashes up on the screen for a second and then disappears completely. Please help 'cause I miss my comics!!

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Version 2.2
Hobbeswidget (Developer)

Delete the preferences.
- Close the widget
- Delete: Library/Preferences/widget-killerwidgets.widget.say cheese.plist
- Open the widget.

Don't look at Shaw Island, it is broken, the developer has stopped making Shaw Island.

SuperAdam Member IconComment+0

This is a great widget. I think the only thing that would make it better is the inclusion of "The White Ninja".

I look forward to updates.

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Version 2.1
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 29,581
Version Downloads 5,621
License Free
Date 23 Nov 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free