Amnesty Widget Browser is a utility for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger that allows Dashboard widgets to live directly on your Desktop via a convenient icon in your system menu bar. Just select widgets from the Amnesty menu to open them and Control-Click (Right-Click) to close them.
Widgets loaded in Amnesty Widget Browser run completely independent of Apple’s Dashboard environment, maintain their own preferences and feature additional properties such as window depth and opacity.
For widgets junkies, Amnesty Widget Browser is a great way to try out third-party widgets without restarting Dashboard. And for widget developers, Amnesty Widget Browser makes a perfect rapid testing environment (instead of loading widgets in Safari).
Amnesty Widget Browser is slated for final release Q3 2005 but is available today as a public beta.
More info and download link here.
MacDailyNews Take: That didn’t take very long. Amnesty Widget Browser works. It’s cool. And it’s useful, too. Now you can see information from Widgets over top of other applications where you might want to have the Widgets’ information visible. You know, like flight info while you’re typing an email, etc.