AveDesk is a tool that enables desklets on your desktop: desklets are small graphically pleasing mini-applications that are useful and fun to use. A desklet can be anything, a small sticky note, a weather foresight, a calculator, etc. It all depends on the imagination of the desklet creator.
In recent years desklets Ã¢â‚¬â€or widgets, as they are also calledÃ¢â‚¬â€ have been rising up. Many different applications were born after AveDesk that also host widgets. However, AveDesk has a unique set of features that make it distinct from any other widget application out there:
• Desklets are skinnable. Instead of recreating endless piles of the same desklet with different looks, there are a couple basic desklets that can be skinned. This makes it much easier for skinners and customizers to change the look of a desklet, since they don’t have to hassle with code.
• Scalability. Each desklets can be scaled to whatever size the user prefers.
• AveDesk provides a Control Panel in where all running desklets are listed and can be modified.
• Desklets are installed, rather than run; allowing for tight control over which desklets can be running.
• Effectlets allow to apply all kind of extra effects to desklets, such as glow on mouse-over.
• Easy interface for options. Each desklet has the same interface for dealing with options.
• 3D accelerated effects. AveDesk provides special hardware accelerated 3D effects, such as ‘flipping a desklet’ or special remove animations.
• Built-in library of UI-controls. Instead of having each desklet create their own set of controls which feel and work differently, AveDesk has a built-in library of skinnable, alpha-blended controls.
• ShowCase. With ShowCase desklets can be hidden until needed. Just press the ShowCase button to reveal the hidden desklets.
• Extensibility. AveDesk is extensible with modules, effectlets and new scripting desklets (e.g. AveScripter, SysStats, MultiMeter).
• Themes. With themes, users can save their favorite configuration and quickly switch between different configurations.
• Vista Support
Download: AveDesk 1.4