Yahoo Widgets

Yahoo Widgets

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4
  • Total Downloads:
    986,126
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    591
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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4 stars

"Very good stuff for my laptop"

March 19, 2009  |  By Janto_Latief

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

Widgets don't start up when computer starts up. I have Vista Home Premium and must manually start my Widgets after my computer starts up.

Cons

widgets is broken again. If you upgrade to version 4, it upgrades many widgets along with it. That means if you have to revert back to 3.1.4, some widgets might not work because they require version 4.

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4 stars

"good "all in 1 "accesories for desktop"

September 02, 2007  |  By shahril_cop

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

i am recommended this widget coz u got all in one for u're desktop...clock,calendar ,timer,indicator for your RAM,hard disk and anything what u want it..just xplore the stock in yahoo widget store.n u got it...n the expensive thing is it's totally 100% FREE..no hidden charge and make sure change your browser to YAHOO to feel free download this widget..thx.

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2 stars

"It killed my inner child"

August 04, 2007  |  By Stormageddon

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

Function as was stated for about a week

Cons

I hav had yahoo widgets for about 2 months now and at first everything was great. They did use up quite a bit of RAM but nothing I wasn't prepared for. Up until recently I haven't had a problem, but all of a sudden the yahoo widgets engine started cause errors, the latest on resulting in a rather unexpected rapid shutdown of my windows XP machine. upon restart some of the necessary boot files had become corrupted, and thus I am currently posting this from an old 386 I want and dug out of the garage. At least Slackware comes through in the

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3 stars

"Still uses a lot of memory."

July 28, 2007  |  By sherry40475

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

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5 stars

"The best thing on my PC other than windows"

July 21, 2007  |  By snobullz

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

I didn't know about it at first. I just thought it was just a memory hogging wannabe program. Well i was wrong. I just got it today and i love it a lot...GO YAHOO!!!

Cons

I liked the name konfabulator better...=]

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4 stars

"cool free and fun"

July 09, 2007  |  By bunkybear

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

fun and free

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5 stars

"WOW theres so many programs and things you can do!!!"

June 08, 2007  |  By TheOneNOnlyQ

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

Try a widget. If you like it keep it. If not, get rid of it. Simple! Lots to choose from.

Cons

Somewhat overwhelming at first - the variety of things to choose from.

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1 stars

"I didn't like this one"

May 29, 2007  |  By happygirlt

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

It had some useful things on it.

Cons

It froze up my computer and about crashed my browser. Would try again if they get all the bugs out.

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4 stars

"Solid, has useful widgets"

May 28, 2007  |  By henryes3

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

Allows me access to useful widgits, has automatic widget updates

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5 stars

"Best widget engine I've seen..."

May 23, 2007  |  By bdoyle87

 |  Version: Yahoo Widgets 4

Pros

Works great without slowing down my pc (running xp with intel pentium d) or my mom's laptop (running vista home premium with amd turion 64 x2) no glitches or flaws for either of us and in my opinion yahoo's widgets are easier to use and look better than google's or vista's (being why my mom uses this instead of vista's)...

Cons

...I guess just that there is only maybe one or two widgets that will play window's media rather than itunes.

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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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