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New, Updated Mac Dashboard Widgets

6 April 2013 4,164 views No Comment

Though Apple hardly seems interested, third party devs just keep churning out new and updated Mac Dashboard Widgets — here are six new or updated widgets…

Third party devs just keep churning out new and updated Mac Dashboard Widgets. Granted, not at the fever pace of 2005 and 2006, but this largely forgotten OS X feature still has ardent fans.

First up is Sean Billig’s Wikipedia Widget 1.0 (download), a little sandboxed browser window that delivers instant access to anything in the Wikipedia archives. It can handle any language your Mac can and links open in your preferred browser.

Mac Dashboard Widget fans are likely already familiar with OneMac, which produces a large number of widgets and there is seemingly always something new brewing. Among the updates are SpaceInvaders 2.0.1 (download) with updated links.

WidgetTV 2.0.1 (download) freshens up the One/Mini TV concept with a more graphical and intuitive interface — the drop down channel menu is gone, replaced by station icons. In a similar vein, iBooks 2.0 offers a tweaked user interface and updated support links.

Software-Systeme (Marcel Bresink) has been busy, as well, delivering version 2.9.7 of Hardware Monitor Widget (download) and Temperature Monitor Widget (download) with the changes centered on adding support for the latest Mac models and a few third-party batteries, too.

Will the Mac Dashboard be part of Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.9? Given the lack Dashboard development and support from Apple in recent years, this feature’s future is perhaps doubtful…

What’s your take?

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