If you've never tried Konfabulator, you should really take a look. It's hard to describe what it is because the program is so versatile. Since Konfabulator's release a few years ago, the user community has responded by writing hundreds of widgets for Konfabulator. These widgets are add-on programs that expand the capabilities of Konfabulator. Here are some examples of what widgets can do:
- controll playback of MP3s in iTunes
- display current weather conditions and a forecase for your city
- scroll news headlines across the screen
Some even go so far as to suggest that the decision to release Konfabulator for Windows was a response to Apple's snub. Whatever the reason, it's nice to have such a nice program on my ThinkPad as well as my Mac!