Date & Time - Simple Date

Description: Shows just the date. Nothing more, nothing less. Perfect if you ever need to know the current day, or the day of the week. You know you have those days.

Enjoy
Author: johnr
Version: 1.0
New in v1.0: Cleaner and less code.

Widget only updates date when going from hidden to visible. The result is less processing power used when widget is in view.
Uploaded on: September 20th 2005 at 4:57 AM
Rating: (4.17 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1235 (all versions), 792 (this version)
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It's nice, but what made you feel the need to make a stripped down version of a Widget which comes installed?

Posted by: Garcon on Jun 25, 05 (6:58 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

I wanted something that took a bit less space.

Posted by: johnr (developer) on Jun 25, 05 (7:19 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

This is great! Also the size is fine smiley (more colors would be wonderfulsmiley )

Posted by: Rik on Jun 25, 05 (9:03 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

This widget is fine, but it still does no more then the originl Apple widget. Convergence is the way forward... (heard that before?) There are so many widgets available now that i believe we will all be looking for widgets that fullfil several functions. Then we can rationalise what we have on our desktops.

For me your widget would be a leap forward (perfect) if it also displayed the local time above or below the date. Then I wouldn't need the time on my menubar, and I could disable the apple clock widget and date widget.

However as for nearly everyone who submits I admire your widgetting skills. Thank you.

Posted by: philk on Jun 25, 05 (9:48 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Necessity is the mother of all inventions. heard that before? smiley

This widget fits my needs more tehan the apple widget. Screen realistate is hard to come by now with so many widgets, and this widget maximizes my space.

Well done. I don't personally see the need for time being added, since removing the date from the menu bar (which takes up very little screen space) and placing it in the form of a widget would take up even more space.

Posted by: Liquidrums on Jun 25, 05 (4:44 PM) for version 1.0b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Actually philk, one of the general rules Apple posted was to not do exactly what you said. Separate functions should be kept to separate Widgets.

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Dashboard_Tutorial/Design/chapter_4_section_2.html

Posted by: Garcon on Jun 27, 05 (3:51 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Hmmmm seems strange to me. Any idea why they have said that?

Posted by: philk on Jun 27, 05 (6:11 PM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Also I don't see why time and date are not close enough to be included in one widget following Apples guidelines.

Posted by: philk on Jun 27, 05 (6:12 PM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Just want to clairify a few things. First, thank you for all your comments. Now I want to mention why I made this widget the way I have.

- Time: Time will not be included in this widget. Following Apples guidelines. Jack of all trades, master of none. There are many clock widgets available, not to mention the time is in mac os x menu bar.

- Footprint: It's small, compact, and easily readable. This won't change.

- Color: Thanks for the suggestion, I'll put that into version 2. I have no idea when that will be as I'm currently working on other widgets.

Lastly, has anyone had any stability issues? The other day all my widgets loaded except this one. It appeared like it should, but no date appeared. I'm thinking it may be an erroneous fluke error. If you experience any oddities please pm me. After all this is a beta.

Thank you,

johnr

Posted by: johnr (developer) on Jun 28, 05 (1:03 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Just want to clairify a few things. First, thank you for all your comments. Now I want to mention why I made this widget the way I have.

- Time: Time will not be included in this widget. Following Apples guidelines. Jack of all trades, master of none. There are many clock widgets available, not to mention the time is in mac os x menu bar.

- Footprint: It's small, compact, and easily readable. This won't change.

- Color: Thanks for the suggestion, I'll put that into version 2. I have no idea when that will be as I'm currently working on other widgets.

Lastly, has anyone had any stability issues? The other day all my widgets loaded except this one. It appeared like it should, but no date appeared. I'm thinking it may be an erroneous fluke error. If you experience any oddities please pm me. After all this is a beta.

Thank you,

johnr

Posted by: johnr (developer) on Jun 28, 05 (1:03 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)  

Hi...Good Work. I'd like to translate it in Italian, too.
It's ok to you? let me know which file should I translate and send you.. smiley

Posted by: ATMB on Jun 30, 05 (6:23 AM) for version 1.0b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The date dissappearing happens to me quite often after I reset my machine. (I'll be forced to drag out a new copy of the widget)

Posted by: Anselan on Sep 21, 05 (5:09 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

The disappearing date should not occur in this final version. I only wish people would have mentioned something earlier. It was however a beta version. I do have some theorys as to why it was happening. In any event. It should be something of the past now.

Johnr

Posted by: johnr (developer) on Sep 22, 05 (4:05 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

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