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13Feb/082

A Useful Widget At Last!

I like the idea of widgets in OS X and the way Dashboard works. However, other than the calculator I don't find myself using them very much. But I finally found a Dashboard widget that really is handy. It's a tool that lets you track packages from a variety of places (Amazon, UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.). You enter the tracking tag a nice little widget is created. It will change status and will also integrate with Growl to give you notifications (so you don't have to always look at Dashboard to notice a change).

Here's a screenshot.

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And a link to the author's (very nice) website. Any widgets that any of my readers use and find useful?

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  1. Well, I don’t know if it’s really *useful* so much, but when I used to actually use Dashboard, I had a widget that would display webcams (you just point it at the URL), and I would keep ones from Vilnius, Lithuania (where we lived for a year), the Eiffel Tower, etc. I mean, who wouldn’t like to take a break around 1pm (PST) to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up and sparkly? The problem is, that’s about the only thing I ever used, and as Dashboard has a rather large memory footprint, I just decided to disable it and stop using it. I agree, interesting idea, not terribly useful for me. Expose, on the other hand…

  2. Ooooh, I like that.


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