What Dashboard widgets do you use?

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  1. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't seem like too many people are fans of the Dashboard. I, for one, find it pretty convenient. Right now I'm using 'iStat Pro' and 'Organized'. Please share your widgets if you use it daily as well.
     
  2. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    I just use iStat Nano to keep an eye on all components' temperatures.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Weatherbug, Characterpal, iStat nano on my laptop otherwise I stick to the first two.
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    I myself find Dashboard very useful. Use it all the time for quick access to particular info.

    My Widgets are as follows:

    ESPN Scoreboards for whatever major sports are going on.
    Time Map for keeping track of current times around the country/world.
    iStat Pro for obvious reasons.
    Currency Converter to keep track of the declining dollar.
    Application Update to make certain I'm as up to date as I can be with my apps.
    Calendar...can never have too many of those around.
    Radar In Motion to have a quick look at local weather imagery.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    iStat Nano, Weather, Calendar, Calculator, and Notes.
     
  6. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    iStat Nano, Weather, Sudoku, sometimes Calendar, Calculator, sometimes Dictionary / Thesaurus if I can't spare the real estate to pop the one out of the dock.
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    iStat
    2 TheBOM (for proper australian weather; google it)
    TVForecast
    IceTV (TV guide and remote DVR recorder control)
    iTunes
    Gmail
     
  8. devburke Guest

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    Weather, iTunes, Calendar (useful since in Leopard it can actually show you your events for the day), and To Dos. I'd LOVE for a Notes equivalent for To Dos (meaning it would work with Mail.app's Notes). I used to love OnTour before it went down too.
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    iStat Pro for monitoring network, fans, and temperatures.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the only non-default widget I have is iStat nano. Other then that, all widgets that I have came with Leopard.
     
  11. AMessy macrumors member

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    For some reason I use the Calculator widget a lot. It's pretty conveinent I guess.
     
  12. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    Calculator
    iStat
    The Weather Network widget (it’s amazing for us Canadians)

    I wish there were more good ones, but I really can’t find any that are useful.
     
  13. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

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    Everyone uses iStat, it is awesome. comes in the menu, slim, or pro version. I also use scientific calc. and stop dashboard.
     
  14. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    Screenshot Plus. Nice options and more convenient than the keyboard shortcuts.

    Edit: just tried iStat and I like... thanks :)
     
  15. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I use Google tasks, espn, weather, date and itunes.

    ChrisN
     

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