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Monday May 16, 2005 5:00 am

Three Widget Picks for OS X Tiger

Posted by Kristin Wenzel Categories: Software

Scoreboard Widget

Dashboard is quickly becoming my favorite feature of Mac OSX 10.4.  The explosion of widgets coming out lately blows my mind, but these are the ones that I loved so much that I had to share, because no Mac user should be without them. Read on to find out which they are.

Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control is an extremely useful “wigetized” version of NetStumbler (or, for us mac geeks, iStumbler or MacStumbler, upon which Air Traffic Control is based) programmed by SpinTriplet.  Like the various stumbler programs, it allows you to find AirPort Base Stations or wireless access points without having to open a program - just pull up Dashboard.  Gives you the signal strength, encryption status, name and vendor of the networks available in a very easy to understand, crystal clear format.


I admit it — I’m a huge baseball fan.  Scoreboard keeps track of baseball scores in progress or finalized, will scroll through all the games for the day or focus on the game of your choice, updating every 30, 60 or 90 seconds.  It’s easy to understand, and makes keeping track of your favorite baseball team easy.


Translation is a widget that actually comes with OSX Tiger, but nonetheless it is one of the most useful I have.  It was developed by Systran Language Translation Technology and will translate into and out of a variety of languages including Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, French and more.  This is not a widget that should be passed over just because it’s “stock” - it’s extremely useful.

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