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gDesklets Alternatives

gDesklets is described as 'architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to gDesklets for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like gDesklets are Conky, XWidget, Moo0 System Monitor and KDE Plasma Workspaces.

gDesklets alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of gDesklets.
This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

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

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  1. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

  2. 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.



  3. XWidget

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Steam

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. KDE Plasma Workspaces

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    Discontinued

    The term "KDE Plasma Workspaces" is no longer in use anywhere with the release of KDE Plasma 5 in 2014. It has been broken up into multiple components; the important ones are already in the AlternativeTo database (e.g. KDE Plasma).



  6. Winstep Xtreme

    • Windows

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

  7. SE-DesktopApps

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

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

  8. AveDesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  9. Amnesty Generator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  10. myBoard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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