Screenlets Alternatives

    Screenlets is described as '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 endless' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Screenlets for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Screenlets are Conky (Free, Open Source), XWidget (Freemium), GKrellM (Free, Open Source) and GeekTool (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 7, 2018

    1. 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.

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    2. 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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    3. Monitor numerous OS X statistics including: CPU activity System load over time Network bandwidth and activity Memory activity and usage Battery & wireless signal strength Disk usage Current time and date ...
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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
      • Windows
      WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique features: - Picks the background image most appropriate for the current screen resolution from a configured folder.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.1.0 beta1, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      • 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).

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      last post or update 2014

    6. Desktop iCalendar is a handy desktop calendar for Windows. It stays on your desktop and shows the days of the current month. It can sync with your Google Calendar, share calendars with your family and friends. It also uses high-quality fonts, looks pretty, and has lots of skins.
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