Wimic
Wimic 2.01
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Wimic is a Dashboard widget that streams the latest comics from Adam@Home, Dilbert, Foxtrot, Get Fuzzy, and Penny Arcade. The main interface has a calendar and a drop-down list. Future dates are grayed out, and dates older than a month are sort of grayed out, since they're not necessarily gone (but the usually are). Using the left and right arrow keys move a day back and forward respectively. Double-clicking on the comic will take you to that comic's main site or can be directed to a date specific page (as Penny Arcade is).
What's New
Version 2.01:
  • Zoom scroll now works on exact image dimensions
  • About link goes to About page
  • Pressing enter in form doesn't do weird stuff
  • Adding a comic fixed (sorry)
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2005
What happened to it? The link is dead, and there's no 'More Information' reference.
[Version 2.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jul 2005
Great job! Nice example of K.I.S.S. -- easier than iComic I think -- and appealing widget interface. I hope the developer continues to add polish.
[Version 2.01]


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Jsuplido commented on 23 Jun 2005
Wimic is the only comic strip "grabber" I use. There are so many out there and Wimic reduces all the clutter! Looks great too. Thanks!

A suggestion. Please advance the calendar setting. Our timezone is +10 (Guam, Sydney, Vladivostok). The current date here is still ghosted out in Wimic so I cannot view the local comic strips I've already put up. I will only be able to view these strips tomorrow. :)

Keep up the good work.
[Version 2.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
Very nice work. Two comments....
-I can't seem to manually add Big Nate. Can you add that?

-I like how Wimic is small when you first activate dashboard so it doesn't take up space. But, I wish there were a way to collapse it after having opened it and viewed comics without having to hit F12 twice. If that makes any sense.

Anyway, otherwise, excellent work!
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Jun 2005
Clicking on another widget works for me also.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
Sweet widget!! I thought it was going to be another lame widget that takes up half of the screen, but no! It hides until you click it to read the comic! This is great, cause I'm not going to read the comic more than once a day usually. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
On the face of it, a great widget... but with one major problem makes it unusable, and several interface flaws that should be fixed.

The major problem is that it occasionally seems to crash, then leaves some sort of evil zombie process that, if left to its own devices, will eventually start using up 100% of your processor time as viewed in top. Needless to say, having encountered this a few times, I no longer use it at all. If I did, I would suggest the following:

(1) Ensure that at least one UI element stays in a fixed position (probably the upper left). As it is, when the widget is "collapsed", there is a little thought-bubble icon that represents the widget -- but this icon is located above and to the left of any graphical element that appears when actually viewing comics. So if I'm viewing a comic, but I want to reposition the widget in such a way that the collapsed version appears in a predictable place, the best I can do is to estimate where it might appear. My suggestion would be to have the choose-a-comic menu in the same position (fixed in the upper-left corner) as the collapsed icon would be.

(2) Wimic appears to lose track of the date with some frequency. This seems to correspond with the crash-and-take-over-the-processor behavior described above, so it may be a symptom of the same bug. Basically, if I leave my computer on overnight, then want to check comics the next day, Wimic seems unaware that the date has changed -- so I can't view today's comics. An imperfect fix for this would be to grey out "future" dates, but still try to download them if the user clicks on them.
[Version 1.7]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jun 2005
(From the same Anonymous Loser as above): I always check to make sure I've got the latest version of a piece of software before I post a bug -- I have what is, as far as I can tell, the latest version (1.7.0). Is there an unannounced update?
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jun 2005
Love this widget! One less reason to fight over the newspaper with my wife every AM...

One request -- please add Mutts (http://muttscomics.com). It has a date delay that I can't seem to figure out with your Smarty syntax.
[Version 1.7]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Jun 2005
Woohoo!!! This is reason enough for widget technology to exist. Thanks.
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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jun 2005
I love it. I've been looking for a widget that would have most of these comics since I got 10.4 Thank you. Great job.
[Version 1.6.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jun 2005
GREAT widget, love adding my own when there's a daily update URL for it that isn't masked weird (try Over The Hedge for an example). The file MacUpdate currently has in the download link isn't the current version, though. It's one from 5/24, despite the 1.6.7 name in the .zip file.
[Version 1.6.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jun 2005
Looks like Fungo Squigly hacked your app. More Monkey!!!
[Version 1.6.7]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:22 Jun 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Wimic is a Dashboard widget that streams the latest comics from Adam@Home, Dilbert, Foxtrot, Get Fuzzy, and Penny Arcade. The main interface has a calendar and a drop-down list. Future dates are grayed out, and dates older than a month are sort of grayed out, since they're not necessarily gone (but the usually are). Using the left and right arrow keys move a day back and forward respectively. Double-clicking on the comic will take you to that comic's main site or can be directed to a date specific page (as Penny Arcade is).


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