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XWidget

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 33 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.51
  • Total Downloads:
    867,562
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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We like lots of widgets, but not all of them, and that's sort of the point: there's a desktop widget for every need and every taste available for free, customized exactly the way you like it, thanks to XWidget. This free app comes with a bunch of ready-made widgets that can check the weather, stock prices, headlines, and messages; display compact slideshows; play video; add and subtract; and anything you can do with a widget. But the really cool thing is the XWidget Designer, a sophisticated tool for creating and customizing widgets. It lets you change the size, color, finish, action, and properties of your widgets. The optional Dashboard and a variety of pop-up Config dialogs make it easy to deploy your widgets, too. Extras include a screenshot tool.

XWidget's features are dispersed in its widgets, in the Dashboard, and in the XWidget Designer, not to mention separate configuration screens and options panels for most widgets and features, too. The Dashboard is a prominent feature in its default mode, though you can customize it, like most of XWidget's features. It displays available widgets in a scrolling panel along the bottom of the screen. Three widgets open with the program: a stylishly mod analog clock face, a compact photo gallery, and an even smaller weather widget. We right-clicked the Weather widget and quickly changed our location to access local weather data. The same menu accesses all kinds of options; for instance, clicking Edit opened the widget in the XWidget Designer, while the Configure option opened a compact properties sheet for quickly setting and locking position and other basic choices.

XWidget has received some significant upgrades since we last tried it, and it's a smooth performer with little in the way of issues, though we did have some trouble displaying the Dashboard from the program's main menu, and many of the supplied widgets still bear names like EkerTime and EkerWeahter (yes, "weahter") but that's hardly more than a quibble. XWidget more than makes up for it with its advanced customization capabilities. The XWidget Designer is this program's hidden attraction: Don't like something? Change it!

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"BAD FILE (MALWARE)"

July 09, 2012  |  By ArvindD11

 |  Version: XWidget 1.51

Pros

This app is irresistible. awesome & i never came across such a beautiful app. its widget's are mesmerising. But Norton detected it as BAD FILE (MALWARE) and removed. Game is over, get back to work

Cons

what is con in a malware? idon kno

Summary

Copy of report submited to download.com
Yesterday Norton Internet Security's (NIS) Norton Power Eraser detected "xwidget.exe" & gallery" (gallery of xwidget) as bad files. Now i have to format my PC because of destablized. I request you to only add trusted files after checking Terms & Conditions, privacy policy etc. Atleast you can give rating to apps on basis of trustworthiness. Download.com's credibility will be highly improve if you'll test, monitor, explore apps untill you are 100% sure of apps integrity, safety, reliability. I appreciate your feedback procedure & open to be contacted further if needed.
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5 stars

"Spectacular, with excellent widget's editor"

June 15, 2012  |  By Armando_Pastor

 |  Version: XWidget 1.51

Pros

- Excellent widgets design
- Simple & fast
- Very usefully widget's editor (you can modify an existing widget or do a new widget)
- the support works (there is some guy -friendly- that really responds your e-mails)
- fairly stable

Cons

None.......

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5 stars

"amazing, and modern widget"

June 13, 2012  |  By christianyahya75

 |  Version: XWidget 1.51

Pros

stylish, userfriendly, and look very clear.

Cons

NONE.......

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.51
Version 1.51 includes the following enhancements:
  • Add PlayerControlCore
  • Add Cover Image Search Tool
  • Add Rating Component
  • Add ShortcutCore tag "%IsRunningIndicator" and "EnabledRunningMonitor" option
  • Fixed HandPoint Cursor Style
  • Fixed some small bugs
General
Publisher XWidget Software Studio
Publisher web site http://www.xwidget.com
Release Date June 12, 2012
Date Added June 12, 2012
Version 1.51
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.92MB
File Name xwidget_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 867,562
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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