Alternatives to gDesklets for all platforms with any license

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  • Rainmeter icon

    Rainmeter

    Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or...

    Open Source Windows

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    Conky

    Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    XWidget

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.com/

    Free Windows Android Android Tablet

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    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts. This is intended to reduce the total programming...

    Open Source Linux

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    ThemeWidgets

    Theme Widgets has eight small apps that run on your PC desktop. The apps cover different tasks such as: clock, calculator, weather, notes, calendar, timer, stopwatch and a whiteboard. This will hopefully grow over time. They all...

    Free Windows

  • Moo0 System Monitor

    Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.

    Free Personal Windows

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    Screenlets

    Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last update was released on January 27th, 2012.
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    OS X Dashboard

    Dashboard is an application for Apples Mac OS X operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. First introduced in Tiger, it is a semi-transparent layer that is invisible to the user unless activated by...

    Free Mac

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    SE-DesktopApps

    SE-DesktopApps is set of desktop tools that can help you in your daily routine and increase your productivity: explorer, desktop notes, media player, program launcher, clock with alarms and wallpaper changer. With SE-DesktopApps...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The company stopped development for its applications. Last versions can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    AveDesk

    AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything. A desklet can be just a...

    Free Windows

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    Amnesty Generator

    Easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages, blogs or social network profiles – into gadgets for your Sidebar. If you like widgets on the web, you’ll love them on your Sidebar.

    Open Source Mac Windows

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    myBoard

    myBoard is a Windows port of Mac OS X dashboard. It is an application for Windows operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as magnets.

    Open Source Windows

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    Winstep Xtreme

    An integrated workspace environment, Winstep Xtreme is a powerful suite of desktop enhancement utilities that merge incredible usability and performance with breathtaking eye candy. The Winstep Xtreme suite includes the following...

    Commercial Windows

  • Open Sidebar

    Open Sidebar is a vertical bar on your Windows Desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized. This project is written on C#.

    Open Source Windows

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