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GeekTool released in Mac app store

We have previously mentioned the awesome Mac desktop customization tool, Geektool, in several posts.  Fortunately the developer of this app has released GeekTool App on Mac App Store, and it had gained a lot of popularity only in a few days.

Geektool app comes with three default plugins:

  • File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity with /var/log/system.log, or any file that you want to follow.
  • Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands like “df” to check space left on filesystems or “uptime” to monitor load on your machine.
  • Finally, image mode helps you monitor bandwith usage, CPU load, memory availability on your server with tools like MRTG or RRD.

The screenshot of Geektool on Mac App store features the Awesome Clock and Sand Desktop we had previously covered. So if you are interested in replicating this beautiful desktop check this video tutorial.

5 Examples of Mac Os Desktop Customization using GeekTool

Among the Mac Os X desktop customization tools available, GeekTool is my favorite one. It is a really neat utility that will allow you  to run little scripts or “geeklets” to display useful informatiom such as RAM, CPU usage, calender , images and etc. on your Mac’s desktop. Here are 5 good examples of Mac desktop customization using GeekTool. Click on the images for a larger preview and follow the links for downloads ans setup configurations.

Portal 2 Themed Desktop

This beautiful GeekTool desktop, inspired by Portal 2, uses the SOG theme we previously covered on our 5 Best Mac OS X Themes. The wallpaper, icon set and GeekTool scripts for the desktop setup can be found on its creator deviantArt page. Read the rest of this page »

Omnimo Brings The Beauty of Windows Phone 7 to Your Desktop

Omnimo is a windows desktop customization tool that overlays your desktop with a beautiful tiled interface  similar with Windows Phone 7. It enables you to add useful widgets for weather, Gmail, calendars, news feed, Twitter, system monitoring and many other things to your desktop. The best thing about Omnimo is that you can easily drag and drop the widgets through its setup to customize your desktop depending on your taste and style. Read the rest of this page »

15+ Beautiful Conky Configs for Linux Desktops

Whether you are a Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch Linux or any other Linux distribution user you probably have used the lovable system monitor software, Conky. Being highly configurable, Conky is capable to display any system status such as CPU , disk usage, memory, temperature , emails and etc. on your desktop in various appearances. There are lots of customized scripts and configurations available for Conky thanks to the large community of Linux developers and here are 15+ useful and gorgeous  Conky Configs you can use to give your desktop a fresh look! Click on the images to see a larger preview where possible.

Conky Clock Widget

Download and configuration settings

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