In today’s Asian Wall Street Journal and in WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I talk about widgets as an alternative, or addition, to RSS. The two widgets, or dashboards, I look at are Klips, just into version 3, and Konfabulator (I know the latest Mac OS has a dashboard, but I don’t have access to a Mac right now, so I’ll take a look at that later).
Here are some of my favorite Klips:
- Sun Cam: Not a webcam focused on Sun, but on the sun (although it’s throwing up a ‘CDD Bakeout’ message right now)
- CustomWeather: displays seven-day extended forecasts for any one of over 58,000 locations around the world
- Google News: gathers stories from more than 4,500 news sources in English worldwide
- BBC klips: a whole bunch of them, from news to listings
- TeleTrader Index Monitor: as Allan Wille points out in his interview, Europe is more excited about Klips than North America. This one lets you choose from the list of stock indices provided by (German stock website) TeleTrader AG and monitors each of those indices.
Would love to hear from folk who have their own favorites.