Yahoo! Widgets 4.5.2

Tool that lets you quickly update the brand's apps

  • Category:

    Plug-ins

  • Version:

    4.5.2

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.6 (572)

With Yahoo Widgets, users are granted the ability to add several different widgets to their computer. By doing so, up to date access to news and weather reports come up on the desktop. In addition, calendars, desktop searching tools and clocks become available to the user. A myriad other tasks can be performed more easily. Yahoo Widgets gives Windows users an unparalleled desktop browsing experience.

For those who are unfamiliar with widgets, they are accessories to your applications that perform a specific duty. The engine for Yahoo Widgets manages all of your application accessories. Yahoo Widgets uses JavaScript in order to run smoothly. This runtime environment operates in concert with an XML interpreter.

Since its humble beginnings as a Konfabulator and subsequent purchase by Yahoo, this app has only grown in size and incorporated more and more features for its users. Yahoo was among the industry leaders in being one of the first companies to embrace the technological possibilities of the widget. As Konfabulator, the application was somewhat pricey, costing those who wished to own it $24.95.

Since its transition to a free Yahoo supported application widget customization has never been easier for Windows users. For those who regularly utilize Yahoo's services and want to have access to many of their most needed web resources on the desktop, Yahoo Widgets are an invaluable tool.

Pros:

  • Several widgets are included in the default version, including a calendar, Yahoo email manager, automated weather report, a Wi-Fi signal mechanism, and a remote for iTunes.
  • For inexperienced users, Yahoo Widgets gives new installers a guided tour, giving examples.
  • It is easy to add and remove individual widgets and there are several simple options for personalizing your set of widgets.
  • Yahoo Widgets is a free application, no money required for purchase or installation.
  • Thousands of widgets are available besides the default package, guaranteeing that no matter what your need or interest is, there will be one available to meet your demand.
  • Comes with a heads up display, which enables users to view all of their widgets at the same time. All open widgets will then be displayed at the top of the desktop.
  • Yahoo Widgets includes The Dock feature, which makes viewing widgets simple by providing one easy location to see all of them in icon form.
  • Each widget represents its own process, which means if one widget should malfunction, the entire program does not suffer and none of the other widgets are affected.

Cons:

  • Yahoo Widgets becomes embedded in your programs for startup and does so without any prompts asking for user approval, which can lead to issues down the line.
  • The weather information provided by Yahoo Widgets is not always the most accurate available.
  • Running Yahoo Widgets on your computer requires a heavy usage of PC resources. Other programs may not run as easily while using Yahoo Widgets.
  • If you do not have access to a perpetual Internet connection, this application will not receive regular updates.

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