Top 15 Screenlets Alternative and Similar Softwares | Nov 2017

Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless.

The goal of the Screenlets base-classes is to simplify the creation of fully themeable mini-apps that each solve basic desktop-work-related needs and generally improve the usability and eye-candy of the modern composited Linux-desktop.

1. gDesklets

gDesklets gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.You can populate your desktop with status meters, icon bars, weather sensors, news tickers... whatever you can imagine... Virtually anything is possible and may even be available some......

2. Nerdtool

Nerdtool Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.Nerdtool is capable of displaying shell outputs with ANSI escaped formatting, but can also manipulate the final output's colors, size, and font. If more intricacy is......

3. MyColors

MyColors MyColors, Transform your Windows Desktop. Your source for the best in professional Windows XP and Vista themes, skins, icons and more!......

4. XWidget

XWidget XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.com/......

5. OS X Dashboard

OS X Dashboard Dashboard is an application for Apples Mac OS X operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. First introduced in Tiger, it is a semi-transparent layer that is invisible to the user unless activated by clicking its icon in the Dock. Alternatively, the user can invoke Dashboard by moving......

6. Stardock DesktopX

Stardock DesktopX DesktopX is a program that lets users build their own desktops. It does this by giving users access to desktop objects. These objects can come in all sizes and shapes. They can have scripts attached to them, they can be combined together to form mini applications or turned into an......

7. Hangar

Hangar Hangar is an Android app that provides easy, relevant shortcuts in your notification drawer to your most used and relied upon apps.This lightweight notification bar gives you convenient access to these apps from anywhere in Android while intelligently updating the priority and order of the shortcuts based on your daily......

8. Beautiful Widgets

Beautiful Widgets Beautiful set of widgets containing a clock widget, a clock and weather widget, weather widgets, date widgets and toggle widgets, with skins/themes support.Details:- Super Clock widget with weather, battery or just the clock 4x3 4x2 4x1 2x1- Weather only widget 4x1 1x1- Battery widget 1x1- Date widget 2x1 1x1- Text......

9. FSL Launcher

FSL Launcher Tired of dozens of icons on your desktop?Try this simple, yet powerful & intuitive launcher to organize your shortcuts.Some features:Shortcuts management for applications, documents, url links, folder paths and more...Categorical organization (multi-tab launcher) with fast selection menu:......

10. Ghost-It

Ghost-It Adjust the transparency of your active and inactive windows, taskbar, and desktop with this small application, which suffers from a minor performance glitch. Ghost-It places an icon on your system tray, with options to independently configure the transparency levels of your active window and inactive windows. It comes with a......

11. Google Desktop

Google Desktop The power of Google on your desktop. Hit ctrl twice and you are ready for a full Google search of you hard drive and networked drives you may have. Indispensable if you need to find files quickly... the price doesn't hurt either!As of September 14, Google Desktop will no longer......

12. PaperPlane Smart Launch

PaperPlane Smart Launch PaperPlane Smart Launch is a free launcher program aka. shortcut manager which enables you to launch your desktop like an iPad. If you are familiar with Mac OS Launchpad, you could say that it's a better Launchpad just for your Windows. It enables you to quickly access your most used......

13. Microsoft Gadgets

Microsoft Gadgets Microsoft Gadgets are light-weight single-purpose applications that can sit on the users computer desktop, or are hosted on a web page. According to Microsoft, it will be possible for the different types of gadgets to run on different environments without modification, but this is currently not the case.......

14. Floating Clock

Floating Clock Floating-Clock - Floating (Charms) Clock for Windows 10Feature: - MultiScreen Support- HotCorner- Alt+C Shortcut- Multilingual- Realtime Update......

15. WindowFX

WindowFX Revolutionize your operating system with WindowFX. Utilize an unprecedented number of special effects for your windows and maximize your computing experience.......