“Little attention has really been given to Widgets since Apple made them the ‘in-thing’ in operating systems (take note of Vista using them) when Tiger was launched last year. There’s an awful lot of widgets available that are, questionable, to say the least, but there’s also an array of interesting and useful widgets which can actually help you in your way whilst using your Mac,” Aaron Wright writes for Apple Matters. “So, to get some more attention on those useful (and sometimes useless) applications, I’ve decided to compose a list of my favourite and most used Widgets currently available.”
Wright’s 9 Best Dashboard Widgets:
• iPhoto Mini
• iTunes Stats
• Hang Man
• Scenario Poker
• Auto Crossword
• iStat Pro
Full article with descriptions, screenshots, and download links here.
Surely, you have others ideas of great widgets, so please share them below (and, yes, we’ll stop calling you “Surely.”)
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