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Mac Dashboard Widgets – 10 Must Haves 8


Mac Dashboard Widgets – 10 Must Haves

I don’t usually like doing posts about lists, I see them as a bit of a cop out. But I haven’t done one in a while and for some reason seem to be really interested in Dashboard Widgets. This post, like many list posts, is subjective. I will post my 10 must have which I use on a regular basis. If you have any more (which you probably will have), please leave a comment below. I have tried to pick widgets which are commonly used, not theuber-specific ones, such as my hosts monitoring widget.

Dashalytics – Google Analytics In Dashboard 4


Dashalytics – Google Analytics In Dashboard

I like dashboard. So much so that I have created my own dashboard widget. Anyway I have found a rather cool widget that can integrate your Google Analytic account with dashboard that can quickly and simply show your current websites stats from your website. It is very useful for people who don’t check there stats every single day.

How To Make Your Own Dashboard Widgets 1


How To Make Your Own Dashboard Widgets

Widgets are great, but how do you make them? The answer is use Dashcode. Dashcode is Apples answer to a super simple, yet super powerful way to drag and drop code for widgets. It really doesn’t take long to make a widget. In this tutorial I am going to show you the basic steps in how to create an RSS widget for use on your site. I have been playing around with it for the last couple of days and as a result I have got to know how the program works. Soon I am also going to produce a widget for this site, cool.

Quickly Close Widgets 2


Quickly Close Widgets

I use widgets a lot. Mostly for stickies, my dashboard is full of them. It can be a pain to close a widget you want. You have to click the plus symbol in the bottom left, and then click the close symbol on any widget you want, and then close the widgets bar at the bottom. This of course is very long winded and could be shortened. There is, of course, a quick shortcut.

Working With Widgets 1


Working With Widgets

Yesterday I posted about a website which offers cool widgets for you to download and use. Today I am going to talk to you about the super simple steps needed to install and ultimately uninstall them. It is very easy to do. And if you are new to the Mac operating system, this should hopefully give you some insight into how widgets work and how you can make them work for you.

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