XWidget provides you with a widget engine as well as an out-of-the-box selection of items for you to enjoy. The application comes packing a weather widget alongside other useful ones such as uptime, system, search, RSS, notes, Internet or photo album.
This particular piece of software can easily facilitate your everyday work by delivering the information you need in real time. It is also configurable to such extent that you may find yourself spending more time doing it than you initially planned.
On its first start, XWidget opens up the weather widget set to the Chinese city of Guangzhou, so it may be a good idea to configure this widget the first time. The service this component utilizes is the renowned AccuWeather, thus you can expect it to provide pretty authentic forecast. Like most weather programs, this one also features a Celsius / Fahrenheit switch.
Another widget that instantly starts when launching the engine for the first time is the clock. Its quite nifty design can make it a permanent companion, although the available options within the gallery on the web are various and waiting to be deployed to your desktop. The third and last widget that loads on first start is the photo album.
One of the advantages of XWidget is the level of customization. You can select any of the widgets and edit its every element. For instance, editing the clock component allows you to add components, modify the existing ones both graphically and functionally. The widget gallery for this particular engine is also impressive, counting hundreds of nicely done items.
All in all, XWidget can prove to be a trustworthy desktop companion for those of you looking for such an application. It can also be a great alternative to the discontinued Yahoo! Widget Engine with added customization capabilities and far more features overall.