Yahoo Widgets

Yahoo Widgets

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 236 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4
  • Total Downloads:
    986,126
  • Date Added:
    March 22, 2007
  • File Size:
    15.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    591
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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The latest version of Yahoo's toolbar drops the word "Engine" from its name and makes customization even easier than before. It also comes with a revamped look. Yahoo Widgets lets you add small standalone applications that can offer an endless variety of features, content, and system functionality.

Twenty-two default widgets are included--including a weather forecaster, a Yahoo Mail manager, a Wi-Fi signal checker, a calendar, and an iTunes remote. Though the true value of the app should be judged on the quality of the widgets developed, the platform itself is polished and easy to use.

A helpful tour introduces users to the basics of widgets, offering up some examples. Adding and removing widgets is simple, and the new widget dock features more personalization options. Most widgets include tweaks such as skinning options. Other new improvements include Windows Alt-Tab menu access and helpful configuration buttons that appear when you mouse over a widget. Unfortunately, the app inserts itself into your start-up programs without asking--but you can fix that in Preferences.

Yahoo Widget 4 is a valuable tool for users of Yahoo services, and it's a helpful download for anyone who wants standalone desktop tools for regular Web activities, system information, or whatever cool feature the next great widget will offer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 236 votes

    • 5 star 114
    • 4 star 75
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 14
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  • 3 stars

    "Some of the widgets do not always work and some never."

    September 28, 2013   |   By jeff sullivan

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    Like the analog clock and the battery monitor

    Cons

    The email notify widget won't work.
    the weather widget decides when to work...

    Summary

    Sometimes hangs the whole system up on Windows 7

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  • 4 stars

    "Handy little applications"

    November 08, 2012   |   By Radi8r

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    Simple to use

    Cons

    Vast number of choices

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  • 5 stars

    "Good variety of products"

    October 18, 2012   |   By VVICTORLOPEZ

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    Fun items, will be looking at others

    Cons

    not sure yet

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  • 4 stars

    "simplicity and handsome - even still"

    June 21, 2012   |   By steph6n

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    it's been shut down however you can still get it http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_widget/
    simple, beautiful, you can change the appearance including fade to background, on top or below windows, colors, etc.

    Cons

    shut down however you can still get it

    Summary

    all around good

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  • 1 stars

    "DISCONTINUED!"

    April 30, 2012   |   By StAnneAdmin

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    NONE! BOO to Yahoo!

    Cons

    Another useful tool discontinued.

    Summary

    Yahoo closed their widget gallery in April of 2012. I know because I went there to download a widget I had on my old OS and couldn't. Since Microsoft has also decided they don't want to be in the gadget business any more, I feel betrayed, actually. I need to find some kind of something that will provide the same functionality that will be available for the foreseeable future. Anyone got any ideas?

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  • 1 stars

    "Frustrating . . ."

    April 06, 2012   |   By linyoest

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    Don't have any at this time.

    Cons

    This was a "required" application for another program I wanted to run, but this one loaded my desktop with "widgets" I didn't want or expect. I couldn't close or remove them. Finally uninstalled the program to get rid of them. Never did get to run the original program.

    Summary

    Not impressed.

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  • 2 stars

    "Invasive and annoying."

    January 23, 2011

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    Everything you don't need

    Cons

    Nothing you really want or need, it is annoying and very invasive.

    Summary

    Unless your a gadget freak, avoid this one.

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  • 4 stars

    "Find it does what it says on the tin.....very good"

    September 23, 2010   |   By edasboy

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    easy to download /delete

    Cons

    Can't think of any !!

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  • 4 stars

    "I enjoy and use the widgets often,"

    July 26, 2010   |   By onewayfarer53

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    They allow me to see what I want without opening a browser.

    Cons

    They sometime get in my way when I try to close a browser window.

    Summary

    Good to have and useful.

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  • 3 stars

    "very slow hangs usually on windows7"

    July 15, 2010   |   By honeyhhh333

    Version: Yahoo Widgets 4.5.2

    Pros

    dont like yahoo

    Cons

    this software

    Summary

    can be better if it dosent hangs the system
    but this dock slows whole system
    look is good

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    What's new in version 4
    Version 4 adds a new Widget Dock, automatic widget updates, reduced memory consumption, and new developer features such as SQL Lite support.
    General
    Publisher Yahoo
    Publisher web site http://www.yahoo.com/
    Release Date March 22, 2007
    Date Added March 22, 2007
    Version 4
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 15.11MB
    File Name widgetsus.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 986,126
    Downloads Last Week 591
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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