KDE Plasma Workspaces Alternatives

    KDE Plasma Workspaces is described as 'Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts'. There are more than 10 alternatives to KDE Plasma Workspaces for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is XWidget, which is free. Other great apps like KDE Plasma Workspaces are BgInfo (Free), 8GadgetPack (Free), Nerdtool (Free, Open Source) and AveDesk (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 16, 2020

      • 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.com/
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you...


    1. 8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10.
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    2. Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.

      Discontinued

      Still works, but hasn't been updated in about ten years.

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    3. 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.
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      • 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.
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      • 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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    4. 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 clicking its icon in the Dock.

      Discontinued

      Discontinued since macOS Catalina.

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

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.36.3, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals. You can refer it as BGINFO for Linux, BGINFO for Unix, or BGINFO for X-Windows, which has derived to BGINFO4X (BGINFO for X).

      Discontinued

      last post or update 2014

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