You know I only recommend cool software to you. I have recommended Netscape or Firefox for tabbed browsing, iTunes for your best music experience, Blogger, Hello+Picasa for managing your photos and Notes Buddy. Today, please say hi to Konfabulator.
Please take a look at my Desktop below running Konfabulator.
My desktop showing Konfabulator in action. Notice how it dimmed my current workspace (IE browsing my own blog) to show all the active widgets.
Konfabulator allows you to put small programs called widgets on your desktop. If you looked at my desktop, I have Konfabulator with all these little widgets. They are, top left to bottom right:
- a widget showing a chrome clock
- a widget showing a calendar
- real time weather updates (of Luxor)
- a photo frame that shows photos from My Picture folder - it changes every 5 minutes for new photos. Currently, the photo frame is showing a photo of my trip to Giza, Egypt, with Pyramid of Khafre as backdrop.
- a GMail notifier, which will check to see if you have unread mails on Gmail. Currently I have 4 unread mails
- an iTunes remote controller so I can quickly change song. This remote will show the name of the song playing, artist and album. It can display Chinese characters too. Currently playing "Think Of Me" from Phantom of the Opera
- a CPU usage reader
- a recycle bin widget showing how many files in it
- a real time stock ticker
Beautiful. Try it out!