Leaky Presents… Widgets!
Oct 06, 2005
The Leaky Cauldron is proud to present its first of what we hope will become a gallery of widgets. The first one is a countdown for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire designed by John Noe and coded by (don’t pass out, now – this is quite shocking) me. You can get it for Dashboard (for Mac) or Konfabulator (Windows or Mac).
Widg-whuh, you say?
As Wikipedia puts it, “a widget is a small specialised desktop application that provides easy access to frequently used functions or provides some visual information.” And, well, they’re just cool. They can give you the time at a click, times for movies, Google searches, leave a calculator open for you…basically do a whole host of fun and functional things on your computer. You can drag them anywhere you want on your desktop. They’re driven by a program – on Mac we like Dashboard, which comes standard with the latest OS (10.4 and up), and on Windows we like Konfabulator, which you can download free here.