I have been using Konfabulator on my Windows machine for a little while and I am very impressed with it. I also tried out ObjectDesk but I didn’t feel it was as good. Konfabulator just works and does its job perfectly. ObjectDesk kept falling over which was quite irritating. There are also plenty of Widgets available for Konfabulator and unlike ObjectDesk the news widgets don’t all link to bullshit like CNN!

I currently use five widgets on my desktop (in the right hand screen of the two):

  • The Weather (comes with the initial installation) for a five day forecast of Melbourne
  • mini Weather so I can see the weather in Edinburgh
  • Calendar (comes with the initial installation) nice to see the date occassionally
  • BBC news
  • Reuters news

Konfabulator can be had here.