Cool widgets

Yahoo! widget is one of the coolest applications I’ve installed in a while. I haven’t been able to stop meddling around with the widgets since installing it and I’ve spent hours searching for widgets and customizing it to my needs.

At the click of the mouse, I’m able to obtain the latest weather forecast, news report and even tune in to my favourite radio station. Daily horoscopes are delivered right to the desktop and what’s more…I do not need to pull up my mail client just to keep track of appointments and tasks as I can now take a quick glance right from my desktop! However, the downside of this is that I’ve yet to find a widget that enables me to be notified of new emails arriving in my inbox.

In terms of system resource management, the application consumed a fair bit amount of memory though it really depends on how many widgets you’ve got running in the background. At the time of writing this entry, the application consumed about 50 MB of system memory on my machine and I’ve yet to feel any difference in term of speed and stability.

Overall, I’d give two thumbs up for this awesome application. It comes in handy especially for those who constantly need to monitor stocks exchange as well as those whom find it a hassle to visit websites just to check on the latest scores.

1 comment

May 29th, 2007

It is an interesting program isn’t it. I’ve stopped using it because of the processor overhead on my PC at work, but the widgets are pretty cool.

Comments are closed for further discussion. Thanks for participating!