If you are a follower of MacTricksAndTips, I have a small dashboard widget. This widget gives you the latest news on you dashboard. Its a new way of getting the latest apps. I also think it looks pretty cool. This post is to tell you guys that you can download this widget and use it on Dashabord.
iLoveMacApps Widget v1.0 (468.8 KiB, 1,562 hits)
The widget has a couple of cool features that I would like to point out. The main feed is in the top half of the widget. It is limited to the latest 5 stories to save bandwidth. Previous widgets had the latest 10 posts, but that pulled to many images and put a large bandwidth load on my server.
The second half of the widget has the latest twitter tweet from myself. You can see what I am doing at the moment. There is a slight bug in the code in that it doesn’t update as often as I liked. But it works pretty well. You can also refresh and shrink the widget. The widget is quite tall so shrink button will shrink the widget make it smaller and give you more of your desktop back.
You can download the widget from the following places.
Try it out, see what you think, tell your friends and leave a comment below. There is probably hundreds of bugs in the widget which I haven’t found but they will be fixed in future releases.
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iLoveMacApps Dashboard Widget
Mac OS X 10.4+