Dash Clipping is a universal widget tool that allows you to turn any part of any web page into a Dashboard widget with a couple of clicks.
If this sounds familiar it’s because it’s a shameless rip-off of the new Web Clipping tool that’s due in Leopard and that I knocked together over the last 24 hours. If you watch the video on that page (and the keynote) carefully, you’ll realise all Apple’s doing is loading the whole web page but only showing part of it. There’s nothing clever about what they’re doing, and there’s nothing clever about my version either, though I did have to write part of it in Cocoa to get in working (you can almost do it with just an IFRAME, but not quite). – Utsire’s Graham Parks (Shrook developer).
More info and download link here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Note: Tested – it works. We do wish it could update more often than once per hour. Grab anywhere within the web page image to scroll around to position it as desired within it in the Widget’s frame. Grab the borders of the Widget to position on Dashboard as usual.