DesktopWidget
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Widget simulation utility.   Shareware ($9.99)
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DesktopWidget is a light-weight and powerful Dashboard extension specially designed for either active widget users and developers.

Almost all Mac users know what a Dashboard widget is. It's a simple and small HTML/WebKit-based application bundled with some optional code plugins. That's all in theory…

You can organize your widget collection and simulate almost every widget. Extend your possibilities with our simple but powerful tool.

DesktopWidget is not a replacement for the Dashboard of course. In the Dashboard you can leave tons of widgets you don't
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • Improved usability.
  • Published help page with examples.
  • Self-update feature integrated.
  • Fixed some minor issues.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later






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Deep It (developer) commented on 06 Dec 2011
DesktopWidget is donationware now.
You can pay to support vendor or use DesktopWidget for free by your choice.
[Version 1.0.1]


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John-A.-Zoidberg rated on 04 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0.0]


Downloads:494
Version Downloads:395
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Shareware
Date:08 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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DesktopWidget is a light-weight and powerful Dashboard extension specially designed for either active widget users and developers.

Almost all Mac users know what a Dashboard widget is. It's a simple and small HTML/WebKit-based application bundled with some optional code plugins. That's all in theory…

You can organize your widget collection and simulate almost every widget. Extend your possibilities with our simple but powerful tool.

DesktopWidget is not a replacement for the Dashboard of course. In the Dashboard you can leave tons of widgets you don't need every moment.

But do you ever wanted to have important informers like a small semi-transparent world clock, king sized weather and currency rate widgets pined right to your desktop or floating above all windows and totally ignore mouse at the same time? No problem at all - pin your widgets to the Desktop wallpaper, adjust transparency and zoom them with fun. Two-way (transform & zoom) scaling feature is just for you. It is experimental but useful at least for the following purposes - zoomed-out mode to save screen space, zoomed-in mode for presentation mode or for people with disabilities.

With DesktopWidget all your widgets will receive second breath, really! Leave main widget collection on the built-in OSX dashboard, and use subset of them as desktop widgets. Show and hide all desktop widgets with a single hotkey! You'll receive total control over your widget collection behavior. It's not a joke! Give a chance to DesktopWidget and try it right now. Check its security sandbox options while developing or before launching 3rd party widgets to try. Furthermore, you can convert a widget to a standalone application, so you can run it anytime right via Finder or from your Dock (note: there is only one limitation - DesktopWidget.app contains required runtime, so it must be installed at the same Mac). If you are developer - you can visually check control regions and java script errors while developing, inspect any parts of your widget on the fly. The missed Sync - yeah, it's true, with DesktopWidget you can sync either your widgets and their preferences between all your Macs via Dropbox. With a simple custom CSS & HTML/JS, you can adjust content and styles, and clip required area of a widget, on the fly, even without touching widget content at all. Do you really think that's all? There is one more thing…



Widget automatization with scripting! Now you can interact with simulated widgets right from your projects written in any language (Objective-C, AppleScript, Shell, etc). Discover your new possibilities with DesktopWidget.

Widget automatization with scripting! Now you can interact with simulated widgets right from your projects written in any language (Objective-C, AppleScript, Shell, etc). Discover your new possibilities with DesktopWidget.



Now check the Great Features summary:
  • Full OS X 10.7 compatible
  • Dashboard widget package document type 99.9% simulation
  • All widgets can run outside of dashboard right where you want
  • Organizer with grouping (by locations via folders), locations renaming
  • Menubar mode with the amazing popover
  • Loading and running Widgets from any place (e.g. personal folder, sharing with Dropbox)
  • Developer mode (Web Inspector + Control Regions Visualizer)
  • You can create widgets by cloning any existing widget's configuration
  • Transparency control (per widget)
  • Zoom control to scale Widget (experimental)
  • Compilation of a widget to a standalone application
  • Mouse indifference option
  • Widget window level control (Desktop or Topmost levels)
  • Appearance control (effects)
  • Sync your widgets and preferences between your Macs (via Dropbox)
  • Advanced security control: define your own permissions for every widget before launching
  • Tweaks (built-in + custom CSS, HTML and JS injections on the fly, per widget)
  • Widget automatization


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