dotWidget 1.0

Bring your desktop to life with widgets that do just about anything you can imagine.

Freeware
Windows (all)
3.0 MB
2,590
0
2.5 / 5 (2 votes)
dotWidget Features:

Unique 'Gripper' allows for easy positioning of widgets.
Moving the mouse pointer onto a widget displays a small icon over the widget - the widget's 'gripper' - use this to move the widget around the screen as you would a normal window; right-click it to open the widget's menu which gives access to more options. Of course, you can still click on the widget itself to access functionality it provides.

Enhanced 'Click Through' feature. When a widget is set to 'click through', it ignores mouse and keyboards events and instead passes them through to the window below. However, dotWidget still knows when the mouse is over a widget and displays the gripper - just like it would for a regular widget!

Powerful built-in script objects. Create and display pop-up menus, initiate asynchronous http requests, open additional windows on-screen, query a multitude of system information - all from a few simple commands in a VB script!

Reclaim the notification tray! dotWidget doesn't put an unnecessary icon in the system tray; instead you can access almost all functionality through any active widget; failing that pressing CTRL+F9 will pop all widgets to the foreground, and open the main dotWidget interface at the same time.

No large downloads. dotWidget doesn't rely on large additional downloads, such as the .net framework. XP users should find themselves up and running instantly; Windows 2000 users may need to download the Microsoft GDI+ library (about 1 MB in size).

Easy on resources. Even in this day of home PCs with 512 MB and more of memory, dotWidget is very light on both RAM and CPU resources - using on average 2 MB for the base core, then around 1 MB per widget loaded. CPU utilization under normal use is similarly light - around the 1% mark

What's new:

-Massively re-written
-Completely new api
-Fully backwards-compatible with R0.6
-Loads of new features
-Suite of actually useful widgets (RSS feed, weather, etc.)
-Faster, smoother
-Supports multiple users correctly