Alternatives to XWidget 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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    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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    GKrellM

    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    GeekTool

    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: * File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity * Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands *...

    Free Mac

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    MiniUsage

    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook. ...

    Free Mac

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  • 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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    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

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    Desktop Info

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update...

    Free Windows

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    Moss

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

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    Free Desktop Widget Toolbox

    Download a multi widget toolbox. Use an elegant and clean display with one-click access. Use widgets, including Countdown Timer, Logbook Calculator, Month view Calendar, Rich Notes Editor, Slides Whiteboard, Weather Forecast and a...

    Free Windows

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    gDesklets

    gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. You can populate your desktop with status meters, icon bars, weather...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated since 2011 and the official website is no longer available. The unofficial website http://gdesklets.info/archive/ maintains an archive of new and old desklets.
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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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    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 icon

    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 icon

    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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  • iPulse icon

    iPulse

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

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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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XWidget Comments

Choose wisely

Comment by Zodarr
about XWidget Sep 2013

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

Additionally, at uninstall it opens www.babylon.com, 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.

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