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Do you use the IMG news widget?

  1. Yes (5 votes [41.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

  2. No (7 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

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#1 Blackshawk

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:01 PM

Before I start serious work on the third installment of the IMG news widget, I'd to see how many people actually use it. Vote!
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:11 PM

I stick to the RSS feed; the only thing I use widgets for is information that is the same information just updated regularly -- Calendars, the Weather, ext.

If I can get the RSS feed, I won't touch the widget, no exceptions.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

View PostBlackshawk, on September 18th 2007, 10:01 PM, said:

Before I start serious work on the third installment of the IMG news widget, I'd to see how many people actually use it. Vote!

I didn't know one existed, now that I do I will find it and use it...so that's a yes? Not sure.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:27 PM

Yeah, I just started  using  it today. (It seems to need some tweaking)
I run Mac OS X (10.3.9) thus, I use Yahoo Widgets (previously known as Konfabulator)
Thanks for reminding me, I had to set my alarm widget for in the morning! :blush:

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:21 AM

RSS feed, but if im gonna be on IMG then im gonna check out the forum too, so thatll be in a browser.

i dont really bother using widgets either.

but i wouldnt say to stop the 3rd version, theres plenty people out there who dont come on the forums who would use a widget.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:10 AM

I like using the Yahoo Widgets. It's so easy to use and it's free.. There's other things to
get OS X Panther up to speed without upgrading like pocketlight
for a spotlight alternative, I'm using these more regularly and I hope that others still using Mac OS 10.3.9
will give them a try too.

Widget tech. sure beats firing up a big bright browser to go here there and everywhere, when instead you
can configure and pick the widgets you like and get way more still.... in a nice peaceful widget desktop way.

Please keep updating and please keep creating great Widgets, Widgetmakers!

Thanks! :)

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:12 AM

I usually don't bother w/ widgets.  Some would be useful if they could be running while utilizing  other apps.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:11 PM

IMG Widget 2.0

That's for anybody who wants to use the one I made last spring. IMAO, it works far better than the original IMG Widget 1.0 that Tuncer has up for download on the IMG site.

Assuming I decide to do it, work on 3.0 will commence the day Leopard ships.

Some features and crap I've decided to include –

News
Calendar with release dates and events (this will need some community work, though)
Podcast section
Blog links (possibly, assuming somebody other than myself starts posting entries regularly)
All the resizable goodness you could ever want
Glossy IMGish interface
Possibly something for MGS

Or who knows – maybe I'll just deploy the thing as a standalone application.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

View PostBlackshawk, on September 19th 2007, 05:11 PM, said:

IMG Widget 2.0

That's for anybody who wants to use the one I made last spring. IMAO, it works far better than the original IMG Widget 1.0 that Tuncer has up for download on the IMG site.

Assuming I decide to do it, work on 3.0 will commence the day Leopard ships.

Some features and crap I've decided to include

News
Calendar with release dates and events (this will need some community work, though)
Podcast section
Blog links (possibly, assuming somebody other than myself starts posting entries regularly)
All the resizable goodness you could ever want
Glossy IMGish interface
Possibly something for MGS

Or who knows maybe I'll just deploy the thing as a standalone application.

OK... Now we have three (3) IMG Widgets out there! Now I'm getting confused..

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:40 PM

View PostBlackshawk, on September 19th 2007, 03:11 PM, said:

Or who knows – maybe I'll just deploy the thing as a standalone application.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:38 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on September 19th 2007, 06:40 PM, said:

OMG... IMG Agent!  Edder dat or we be goin' down ta da IMGhood.

Or an IMG Sherlock channel would/would've been pretty sweet!

BTW, 'bout time we had another poll!

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 07:48 PM

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OK... Now we have three (3) IMG Widgets out there! Now I'm getting confused..
You have two. You have the original, broken version that IMG officially supplies, and the version I made in early 2007 that actually works with the RSS feed. Mine is loads more awesome anyway.

Mine will hopefully become the next "official" news widget.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:50 PM

View PostBlackshawk, on September 19th 2007, 08:48 PM, said:

You have two. You have the original, broken version that IMG officially supplies, and the version I made in early 2007 that actually works with the RSS feed. Mine is loads more awesome anyway.

Mine will hopefully become the next "official" news widget.

There's no Dashboard Widget for IMG?

Do the Yahoo Widgets work for Dashboard too?

Dashboard Widgets don't work for Yahoo. Do any of them?

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