Miscellaneous - SafariPal

Description: SafariPal is a widget which allows people to browse the www and look at pictures, watch movies, chat in forums, and more!
Author: Grey
Version: 1.1b
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (1.78 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2069
    Download Now »

Comments

Sort

Sadly this is one of those widgets that merely duplicates what an existing application already does. It doesn't it as well as the application does either. I can't see any reason for someone to want to use this widget, it is un-resizable, and there are no options to set how it does things.

Skip this widget and use the real Safari.

Posted by: kineel on May 11, 05 (4:37 AM) for version 1.1b (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Its a Beta Dude, sorry you feel that way but im still in the process of working on it

Posted by: Grey (developer) on May 11, 05 (4:48 AM) for version 1.1b (current version)  

kineel put it well. There is no reason to use this widget since you already have safari, and dashboard is not the place to be surfing the internet anyway. Plus, it's ugly and barely functional.

Posted by: SupaPuerco on May 11, 05 (5:35 AM) for version 1.1b (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I really must beg talented widget creators to think of something else, this is pointless and brings the whole ethos of widgets down a peg.

Crack on with things like a proper integrated iCal widget, a European weather widget or something!

(I would do it but don't have a clue)

Posted by: garyi on May 11, 05 (7:41 AM) for version 1.1b (current version)  

I sadly have to agree. This widget breaks the Apple HIG on at least three occasions: It's simply a copy of a standard program that doesn't belong on the Dashboard, it uses custom button that break the appearance guides, and it's just too damn large.

Please. everyone, before you create a new widget, read the Design Conventions for widgets:

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Dashboard_Tutorial/index.html

Posted by: kingmob on May 11, 05 (9:05 AM) for version 1.1b (current version)   View Detailed Rating

A browser in dashboard to... replace my browser on the desktop? This is too general purpose - Safari or Firefox are always going to be light years ahead of this so I really don't see the advantage unless the widget is going to do something very specific that browsers don't do well.

Posted by: holycola2 on May 11, 05 (3:12 PM) for version 1.1b (current version)  

I can't say i disagree with the other posters, but for a quick trip to a site, I find this very useful. There are a few forums that I like to keep up on, and being able to just refresh it on my idle desktop (with Dashboard up) is rather convenient. Can't wait to see where you go with this.

Posted by: nomad on May 11, 05 (3:39 PM) for version 1.1b (current version)  

You Must Log In to Post Comments

 
Username:
Password:
Remember Me
Create an account | Password Reminder