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Amnesty Singles is a drag-and-drop-utility that converts any Dashboard widget into a standalone application.

Simply drop a widget file onto the Amnesty Singles window, click a button, and out pops a small OS X application that will open an instance of the widget outside of Dashboard when launched. Applications built with Amnesty Singles also include features important for running a widget continuously outside Dashboard such as adjusting the window level (desktop, standard or floating) and setting an "auto refresh" timer (for widgets that are designed to refresh only when Dashboard is shown).

What's New

Version 1.6:
  • Amnesty Singles has been discontinued and as a result, the product is now freeware.


OS X 10.3.9 or later

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T7 Member IconComment+15

Good news! Great to see support for the ab fab Organized. And great to have the appsters on all spaces. A fine upgrade!

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Version 1.5
xypher Member IconComment+54

The latest release fixed the bug with
EasyEnvelopes where you can't select text without dragging the window, but introduces new ones. Now it won't remember my Font or Font size and defaults or reverts to Lucida Grande 12point every time I try to use or even open it.

Have mailed them about this and am awaiting a response.

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Version 1.3.1

Developer has promised to keep me informed concerning this and is working on the problem. Here's a tip he gave which didn't work for me, but might for others.

"One thing you may want to try is to reset Amnesty's preferences for the EasyEnvelopes widgets:

1) Launch Amnesty.
2) Make sure the EasyEnvelopes widget is closed (appears in the menu with no checkmark or dash by its name).
3) Hold down the SHIFT and OPTION keys and (while keeping the keys down) select EasyEnvelopes from the Amnesty menu.

This will reset the widget preferences and EasyEnvelopes will appear centered on your main monitor."


Good news. Switching to the latest version of Easy Envelopes 1.0.6 seemed to cure the problem for me.

Drdul Member IconReview+448

What a great app! My initial enthusiasm for Dashboard wore off pretty quickly, and it's been weeks since I last activated Dashboard. My main complaint about Dashboard is it's a different environment form my desktop, and it's not easy to move back and forth between regular apps and Dashboard widgets.

There are a few widgets that I really like, however, so when I discovered Amnesty Singles, I had to try it out. I bought it within 10 minutes, after converting three widgets to run as applications.

Cut-and-paste between regular apps and widgets converted with Amnesty works without problems, which means I can easily use a couple of my favourite widgets - Case Converter and SnatchIt.

Highly recommended!

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Version 1.2.1
Md Software, Llc (Developer) Member IconDev+1
Md Software, Llc (Developer)

Users who have installed Safari 3.0b should upgrade to Amnesty Singles 1.2.1 to solve issues introduced by the beta version of WebKit -- thanks!

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Version 1.2
saddino (Developer) Member IconDev+1
saddino (Developer)

IMPORTANT: Installing Apple's new Safari beta will cause widgets running in Amnesty to ignore mouse-down-and-drag events for widget repositioning. At this time we strongly advise all users to hold off on installing Safari 3.0b until we can provide a solution for this issue.

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Version 1.2
Tomis Member IconReview+117

This is the feature Apple forgot. This truly makes the dashboard technology useful.

I haven't had a single problem. And the purchase process was painless. I definitely recommend this app.

The only way it could be easier is if they included a quick widget browser within the drop window so I don't have to dig through my system folder when I want to convert a widget. A nice little popup with widgets separated into system and user-installed sections.

Other than that, it's perfect.

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Version 1.2
RoadTripDK Member IconComment+2

Anyone know if this will work with Yahoo (formerly Konfabulator) widgets as well?

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Version 1.1.1
Md Software, Llc (Developer)

Sorry, Amnesty Singles only works with Dashboard widgets (or web widgets converted into Dashboard widgets using Amnesty Generator).

Md Software, Llc (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Md Software, Llc (Developer)

4. How is Amnesty different from Dashboard's "dev mode"?

The "dev mode" is simply a trick to move Dashboard's widgets onto the desktop, where they remain floating over all your windows. You still have to go to the Dashboard to open and close new widgets.

Amnesty is a full-featured Dashboard emulator that offers expanded widget features way beyond what is possible in Dashboard.

-from the Amnesty FAQ

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Version 1.1.1
heff Member IconComment-1

This capability is already built into Tiger. All you have to do it open terminal, type and run this command "defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES", and then log off and back into Tiger. To move widgets from the dashboard, just click and hold the widget, hit F12 to go back to the desktop, and then release. The widget now appears on your desktop. To move it back, reverse the steps.

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Version 1.1.1
Md Software, Llc (Developer)

That's not quite accurate. Amnesty allows you to set the window level for any widget on the desktop, and Amnesty Singles allows you to fully run any widget as an individual application. So, we would argue that this capability is in fact not in Tiger.

tapuz Member IconReview+1

I have been waiting for a way around the clumsy dashboard app. Finally I can run my VelaClock and other widgets as standalone applications. Simply brilliant !

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Version 1.1
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Downloads 18,688
Version Downloads 2,455
License Free
Date 07 Apr 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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