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Since the launch of Tiger back in April, I’ve found myself using Dashboard less and less other than a “Hey guys, look at this sweet feature.” that I throw at friends. That being said, I do use a couple of widgets pretty religiously. The ones I […]

Since the launch of Tiger back in April, I’ve found myself using Dashboard less and less other than a “Hey guys, look at this sweet feature.” that I throw at friends. That being said, I do use a couple of widgets pretty religiously.

The ones I “can’t live without” are:
• Unit Converter
• Phonebook
Gas
Lorem Ipsum (for design/development)
Package Tracker
Marquee

What are you “must have” widgets?

And for what it’s worth, here’s a screenshot of my dashboard:
Josh's Dashboard

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  1. i was curious of what “web frog” is you have on your dashboard?

  2. It’s a unicode encoder from Kelibo.

  3. and have you ever made any word press themes? yours is very impressive.

  4. Hi Andrew, yeah, I did this one.

  5. I use the Dictionary/Thesaurus one, the Calendar one, and iCal Events. That’s it.

    Dashboard is definitely not all it’s cracked up to be, I have to say. If the ctrl-cmd-D thing for dictionary lookup worked in Firefox, I’d probably never use it at all.

  6. I have a iBook 12 inch.I have found that miniStat is a valuable tool that gives me system information such as how many full charge cycles I have on my battery. It also tells me how much Hard Drive space I have free. It tells me the temp of my CPU and my battery. It also gives me a run down on my network traffic up and down. Another widget that I have found useful is called uptime. It shows you how long you system has been turned on. I usally just close te lid on my notebook an let it go to sleep. I just checked last night and it had been on for 11 days. So I thought that it would be a good idea to reboot.

  7. i have a 17″ Powerbook G4 and i use my dashboard quite often. i have a number of things i use on a daily basis like: the Dictionary, google maps, Hardstat, airport radar, AirTraffic Control, and marquee. these are things that i use regularly. so all in all my dashboard comes in very handy.

  8. There is a pizza joint called joey’s where I live and they have this sweet deal where if the first letter of your last name coincides with the day of the month, example: A-1st B-2nd C-3rd etc. You get half off. Sure everytime I go there I experience various things such as shards of metal and rubber bands in the pizza, fires, food prepared by chefs with ungodly heigene, but at the price for what you get who can complain? One of the best things is how the pepperonis on the pizza curl up into little bowls when cooked and then fill with meat grease so you can take shots of grease before eating the pizza. Anyway, I wish I had the knowledge to design a widget that would tell me which letter was the winner for each day. Then I would have a cross list referencing all my friends with that letter and their phone number conveniently listed beside their name. Maybe even design an automated system in which a prerecorded voice automatically calls them and leaves them a message invitaing them to Joey’s. Man that would be so wicked cool. Any ideas?

  9. Well, I use the calculator for my grades, and the weather widget when I’m at school, since I don’t have a window in my dorm room. And the clock is there, simply because I haven’t really removed it. I used to use TV Tracker, but it’s having issues now.

  10. What’s that MySQL widget you have running? Looks like something I could really put to use.

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