Amnesty Widget Browser is a utility that allows Dashboard widgets to live directly on your Desktop via a convenient icon in your system menu bar. 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 level and opacity.
Amnesty Widget Browser allows users to sample third-party widgets outside of Dashboard. And for widget developers, Amnesty Widget Browser makes a great 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 and it is currently available for Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4 or later) and Panther (Mac OS X 10.3.9).
More info and download link (592 KB .dmg) here.
Related MacDailyNews articles:
Amnesty Widget Browser for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger allows Widgets to run free of Dashboard – May 03, 2005