Alternatives to XWidget for all platforms with any license





Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Rainmeter icon


    Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins:...

    Open Source Windows

  • Conky icon


    Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • MenuMeters icon

    MenuMeters Discontinued

    MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs...

    Open Source Mac

  • KDE Plasma Workspaces icon

    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data...

    Open Source Linux

  • GKrellM icon


    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 8GadgetPack icon


    8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10.

    Free Windows

  • MiniUsage icon


    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a...

    Free Mac

  • GeekTool icon


    GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins: ...

    Free Mac

  • Desktop Info icon

    Desktop Info

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike...

    Free Windows

  • VBGadgets

    Some nice gadgets for your Windows desktop

    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...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • ThemeWidgets icon


    Theme Widgets has eight small apps that run on your PC desktop. The apps cover different tasks such as: clock, calculator, weather...

    Free Windows

  • Moss icon


    Moss is a live wallpaper, an alternative to Conky for Android. It provides system statistics such as uptime, cpu usage, network usage...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • gDesklets icon

    gDesklets Discontinued

    gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • OS X Dashboard icon

    OS X Dashboard

    Dashboard is an application for Apples Mac OS X operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. First...

    Free Mac

  • Nerdtool icon


    NerdTool is a GeekTool-like application that displays information directly on your desktop.

    Open Source Mac

  • AveDesk icon


    AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of...

    Free Windows

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  • Amnesty Generator icon

    Amnesty Generator

    Easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages, blogs or social network profiles – into...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • myBoard icon


    myBoard is a Windows port of Mac OS X dashboard. It is an application for Windows operating systems, used for hosting...

    Open Source Windows

  • iPulse icon


    Using its concise and appealing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of OS X on your desktop, menu bar or...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • Free Desktop Widget Toolbox icon

    Free Desktop Widget Toolbox

    Download a multi widget toolbox. Use an elegant and clean display with one-click access. Use widgets, including Countdown Timer...

    Free Windows

XWidget Comments

Choose wisely

Comment by Zodarr
about XWidget Sep 2013

The installer has advertisements for optional softwares using Installmonetizer's ( software.
Some people may find this annoying, and/or a security/privacy risk (Like me).

Additionally, at uninstall it opens, another annoying (and rather suspicious) thing.

See this post on their forum.

If you want to use this piece of software, choose the portable version.