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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Full Specifications

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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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