istat pro / istat menu and widgets

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yk2366, May 26, 2010.

  1. yk2366 macrumors member

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    Hello I'm new to macs, and I wanted to know the difference between istat pro and istat menu. I am aware that istat menu is a paid application but are there any difference? istat pro is a widget, not an application right?

    I also started using widgets (didn't know I could dl more from the apple site) but how often do youguys use widgets over regular applications? what is the difference?

    Thank you!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    iStat Pro/Nano = A Dashboard widget
    iStat Menus = An application which runs in the Menu bar

    Widgets are just small apps found in Dashboard but with a hack, they can be moved to desktop as well. I use iStat Pro because I have no need to see my temps 24/7 and it's free
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... although you CAN see your temps 24/7 with iStat Pro, if you choose.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How? Any other way than moving the whole widget to desktop?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Scratch that. My mistake. I forgot I had installed iStat Menus a long time ago. That's how it got there.
     
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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you report it [​IMG] and ask the mods to move it?
     
  9. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    No....

    EDIT: Yes.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Well, there ya go!
     

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