Konfabulator

Konfabulator rocks! At first I was like, “Ok. Another shiny bauble to eat up cycles and hog desktop realestate on my Mac”, but the more and more I played with it the more I liked it.

In case you haven’t heard Konfabulator is a widget based environment that runs over/under the OS bringing the things you use the most within easy reach of your finger tips. For the date-oblivious like me that means there’s a calendar on the desktop so I don’t need to open iCal all the time.

On a more awesome note, Konfabulator is coming to Windows.

Konfabulator Journal: …I’m the poor soul who’s been working on finishing up the Windows version of Konfabulator. Yes, a die hard Mac guy is writing the Windows version. But I have to say, it’s been a blast so far. I’m actually enjoying doing Windows stuff, and I am very happy to be using development tools that work.

As far as progress, let’s just say we are in the final stretch. I won’t be giving away what works and what doesn’t at present, but it is very cool seeing your favorite Mac widgets work on the PC. When this thing is finally out there, We’ll be releasing a document on how to do cross-platform widgets to help you ensure the widest audience for your cool creations.

This release is going to be nothing short of amazing. And we have plans going forward that will make your head spin!

Other little goodies I’ve got running are a real time weather radar widget, a goodle search widget on my desktop, and the Sentinel Dome cam image in Yosemite.

You can find out more information by visiting http://www.konfabulator.com/.