Is there a widget you cant live without?

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  1. SpooledupRacing macrumors member

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    I am new to Macs, and I have only added one of the widgets to my stock setup (movie list) and I am just trying to find out if any of you have a widget you use daily something that you can not live without..

    I am just trying to find some interesting free widgets to try out..

    THX guys please share.. maybe a pic as well
     
  2. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    pretty much weather and istatpro. i use a post it to list stuff i need to do.

    but weather and istatpro are definitely recommended. weather for obviously the weather, and istat because its your entire computer at a glance.
     
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  5. SpooledupRacing thread starter macrumors member

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    Glad I asked because I just DL'ed istatpro 4.5 and wow this is very informative..

    anything else guys
     
  6. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely iStat Pro like what others were saying, but I also find the unit converter very handy:
     

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  7. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    Unit Converter, Weather, Calculator.

    I use stickies too but I could live without it.
     
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  9. letswastetime macrumors regular

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    i definitely look at calendar and weather most often throughout the day.
     
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    Yep, +1 on iStat Pro and Air Traffic Control 2.0.
     
  12. danidoll521 macrumors regular

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    Weather and Calculator

    And by the way, I love the Bush Countdown Widget
     
  13. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I don't know about "live without" but a handy one I thought I'd mention is CharacterPal.

    I use conversion widget a lot and webclips for the BBC weather and TFL live updates for The Tube status.

    screenshot:

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  15. elmo151 Guest

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    DoBeDo...to do manager
    iCal...future events

    weather channel
    iStat Pro
    Unit Converter
    air trafficcontrol
     
  16. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... not sure how I feel about the weather widget. My iPhone and the weather widget on my computer don't often agree :confused:
     
  17. UMHurricanes34 macrumors 65816

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    It used to be Sing That iTune but I found that it pretty much sucks at finding the right songs and gives up way too easily. So I downloaded DesktopLyrics and manually added lyrics to my songs and it works much better and I dont have to be in the dashboard to see the lyrics.

    Plus it automatically disappears when you pause iTunes and it's extremely unobtrusive. No icon in the dock, no icon on the menu bar, nothing. Just the floating text. I love it.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Basically only the Dictionary. My school work makes me use it a lot, and it sure beats the hell out of a paper dictionary (time saver like a mofo.)
     
  19. UMHurricanes34 macrumors 65816

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    Ahhh yes, definitely a very handy tool. I also find that the calculator comes in handy when I need a quick answer with no calculator nearby.

    Although the calculator always seems to be the slowest widget to initialize when Dashboard starts up.
     
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i use the weather, dictionary, and the calculator in that order.
     
  21. bwiissofly macrumors 6502

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    Definitely use the weather every night when picking out my clothes at night and in the morning before I head out.
     
  22. SpooledupRacing thread starter macrumors member

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    I am going to play with other widgets tonight if I find any other interesting.. (maybe the dictionary one)

    I normally use:
    weather
    calculator
    and now istatpro
     
  23. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    cant live without:

    Unit Convertor

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    iCal Events (usually has events listed but i dont have any ATM)

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    Ice TV (Aussieland TV Guide)

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    iStat Pro

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    TheBom (as weather on AccuWeather is inaccurate for Aussieland)

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    time to go to bed im tired...
     

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