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Übersicht Alternatives

Übersicht is described as 'lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets. Widgets are written using HTML5, which means they' and is a desktop customization tool in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Übersicht for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Wayland. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Übersicht are Conky, Desktop Info, GeekTool and nwg-wrapper.

Übersicht alternatives are mainly Desktop Customization Tools but may also be System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Übersicht.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Übersicht lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets....

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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.

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  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.

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    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 the display in real time.

    ...appears on desktop
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    GeekTool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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:

    Discontinued

    The program is reportedly still working, but latest version, 3.3.1, was released in October 2016. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  5. This program is a GTK3-based wrapper to display a script output, or a text file content on the desktop in sway or other wlroots-based compositors. It uses the gtk-layer-shell library to place the window on the bottom layer.

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  6. 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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    screenstyler

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    It's a little something we made to make Windows customization easier. ScreenStyler has an intuitive UI and combines several apps and resources for fast, awesome results.

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