Konfabulator is a simple program that helps individuals run quite a long list of built-in gadgets on the desktop, such as an analog clock, battery, calendar, CPU portal, digital clock, memory gauge, weather, Wi-Fi signal, and to do list. The actual software tool goes in the system tray, from which you can open new items, customize all of them.
All these small apps have a modern-looking design, and their interface is highly intuitive. This means that any type of user is going to be able to work with them, even if he or she happens to be a beginner.
Right clicking on any of the gadgets brings up a small context menu that lets you see a few details, close it and open the preferences panel. The last mentioned option contains a few settings that are common to all widgets, namely changing the window position (floating, topmost, normal, below, Konsposé only), locking the item in the current position, and setting the transparency level from 20% to 100%.
Konsposé is an option that applies a fade out effect to the desktop and highlights all the opened widgets, so that you can change their on-screen position.
There a lot of gadgets built into this software utility that let you take a lot of actions and see important information. For example, you can play music from iTunes, see your city’s current weather forecast, use the Yahoo! search engine, create to-do lists, and the list goes on.
To sum up, if you are the type of person who enjoys having a lot of widgets on the desktop, then you are going to find Konfabulator efficient and useful. There were no bugs or crashes registered during our tests.
Unfortunately, the application has been discontinued and replaced by Yahoo! Widget Engine. Nevertheless, users might still run Konfabulator to use the built-in widgets. Our tests have shown that the app does not have compatibility issues with Windows 8.
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