Kidwidget
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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.
  • 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 speed optimizations that should allow older Macs to run Kidwidget better; most likely in larger educational installations.
    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
    Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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    ver. 2.x:
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    Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jan 2005
    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!
    [Version 1.1]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2004
    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...
    [Version 1.1]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 20 May 2004
    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.
    [Version 1.0]

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    Anonymous commented on 23 May 2004
    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 commented on 14 Jun 2004
    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 reviewed on 20 May 2004
    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.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2004
    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!!!
    [Version 1.0]


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    Downloads:3,661
    Version Downloads:1,773
    Type:Education : Science
    License:Demo
    Date:12 Aug 2007
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price: $26.00
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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 Printing. Especially handy for younger kids that seem to greatly enjoy seeing paper fly out of your printer rather quickly.

    Tons of Built-In Tools:

  • Kidwidget comes with many educational and entertaining tools to keep your children busy. Major features include Writing, Drawing, Painting, and Flashcards. Other helpful tools include a Calculator, kid-safe filtered Dictionary, Notepad, Calendar, Clock, and more. Of course, there are built-in games and a musical piano (With over 125 instruments to choose from!) to keep them entertained.

  • Perfect homework companion.

  • Any of the above tools can be turned on/off by the parent at anytime using your special Parent Password.

  • Your children's files are completely separated from your normal computer's files, meaning that they can't edit, delete, or even view any of your files (Or the Internet). Your files, and your children are safe with Kidwidget.


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