Konfabulator

Konfabulator

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 236 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    986,126
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    15.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    591
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 9 votes

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    4.1

    out of 236 votes

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5 stars

"It's now FREE!"

July 25, 2005  |  By John.Wilkinson

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Konfabulator is amazing...the latest 2.0 release adds several new advanced features, including enhanced transparency abilities, and it requires even less system resources. In addition, their gallery contains tons of third-party widgets....everything from the weather and stock quotes to RSS feeds and cute animations.

Oh, and by the way....IT'S NOW FREE! Yahoo! announced today that they have purchased the three-man company and will be giving the software out for free...with no catches. (If you bought version 2.0+, they're even giving you a refund!) In addition, they plan to integrate it with Yahoo! services to make it even more advanced. Go to konfabulator.com and see the announcement for yourself. Enjoy!

Cons

Up until now, you had to pay $20 for it!

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5 stars

"Simply Brilliant"

June 29, 2005  |  By PalmedOff_Diesel

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Although I would never own an Apple Mac, I do love the intuitive OS and all it's features.

Widgets are a major factor in MacOS useability, and I was keen to add similar functionality to my XP Tablet PC Edtion desktop...searching on Google and other search engines turned up many results...some which asked for a £250+ payment(!).

Searching Download.com under Widgets turned up Konfabulator which is free. Konfabulator is a program which enables use of widgets downloadable from the products webpage, of which there are 100's available.

Personally, I only use two at the moment, the excellent Digital Clock widget which comes with the Konfabulator software download, and another which displays the capacities of my six HDD's, iPod, and other removable drives including Digital Camera, PDA and MemCard Reader.

I don't think I will ever remove this excellent prog unless a newer vers becomes available.

As for use of systems resources, I have barely noticed a dent in performance. During idle periods with Konfabulator and two widgets displayed, my performance peaks at 5% (while running iTunes also)and mem usage of just 238MB

Cons

No cons to this software at all, in my opinion!

Downlaod it now!

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4 stars

"Lovely, but.."

June 02, 2005  |  By doomBFG

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

pretty design

Cons

my low cpu work hard with the programm

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4 stars

"Brilliant, but a little resource-intensive"

May 24, 2005  |  By MatthewD

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Looks absolutely fantastic and works very well.

The collection of widgets is great and I love how each widget is seperate from the others so you open and close each one individually as you like.

Love the design, the graphics are very pretty and it seems to fit in well with any system theme.

Cons

Unfortunately it's quite resource-intensive, especially on older computers like mine. However if you keep the amount of widgets you have open to a minimum, you can easily get around that.

They also don't give you a very long trial period, 2 weeks apparently, which is a shame.

They could include better documentation also, there is a good tutorial at the start, but once you've finished that it appears that you're on your own.

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5 stars

"Looks cool"

May 23, 2005  |  By kcomputer99

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Lots of features.

Cons

not free

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5 stars

"Excellent"

May 23, 2005  |  By lfboulanger

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Looks AMAZING and is fully customizable...

FAR better than DesktopX

Cons

Its not free....

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5 stars

"No problems at all, possibilities are endless"

May 23, 2005  |  By bazaall

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

In a time where everyone knows Desktop X this little app strives for supremecy, and wins on all accounts! no usibility reduction in windows, the f8 key is TOP STUFF! and the widgets that you can download are amazing, download this! - dissapointed, you will not be!

Cons

nothing i can see.

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1 stars

"Lasted all of one hour on my laptop"

May 23, 2005  |  By Mika England

 |  Version: Konfabulator 2.0

Pros

Interesting idea. Handy for dual monitor set-ups where you can have various "widgets" on one monitor and your main display for working with full screen windows.

Cons

Product did not allow my itunes to work without causing playback errors, and the main program itself couldn't even remember the extra widgets I had installed an hour earlier after I rebooted. Crashed after about 45 minutes of running.

Bottom line - lousy implementation.

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General
Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
Release Date May 20, 2005
Date Added May 20, 2005
Version 2.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 15.11MB
File Name widgetsus.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 986,126
Downloads Last Week 591
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $24.95

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