PALO ALTO, California-February 10, 2003-Arlo Rose and Perry Clarke are
proud to announce the release of Konfabulator 1.0.
little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them
to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, games, can tell you your AirPort signal
strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols,
and even give your current local weather.
What sets Konfabulator apart from other scripting applications is that it
takes full advantage of Apple’s Quartz rendering. This allows Widgets to
blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional
window borders. Toss in some sliding and fading, and these little guys are
right at home in Mac OS X.
The format for these Widgets is completely open and easy to learn so
creating your own Widgets is an extremely easy task.
For the “skinning” crowd, Konfabulator is a dream come true. You can easily
change the look, feel, layout, even functionality of a Widget so that it
matches your lifestyle, your desktop, or the pants or skirt you have on
The quickest way to get you hands on Konfabulator is to grab it from here:
Then, hop over to our website and explore! (http://www.konfabulator.com)
Arlo Rose introduced themeable interfaces to the world with his work at
Apple on the Appearance Manager and on the popular customization utility
Kaleidoscope. His current day job is as Senior User Experience Architect at
PGP Corporation working on a solution to make secure email and messaging
something everyone has but no one has to understand.
Perry Clarke is a UNIX engineer who has seen the light and embraced Mac OS
X as the best desktop UNIX around. He works for Sun Microsystems and lives
with Juliet and their menagerie of dogs, cats and horses.