XWidgets Portable

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply
Message
Author
TenaciousD
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 pm

XWidget

#1 Post by TenaciousD » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:54 am

I would like to submit XWidget to the Portable freeware Collection:
Image
http://www.xwidget.com/index_xw.html

Size:8MB

Q.What is it?
A. As you could probably see from the screenshot and its name, its a widget engine of sorts. The download includes a few widgets, but the website lists a whole lot more, including some that have an iphone look and feel as well as some that remind me of Windows 8.

Pros:
Looks really great!
Tons of widgets to choose from.(separate download)
Built-in widget editor allowing users to create their own widgets (programming required IFAIK)

Cons:
When adding more widgets using the Add Widget option (when you right click the xwidget icon in system tray) all widgets have the word "Eker" in front of them (Minor problem)
Some users on Cnet complained about adware, but I did not notice any.



Also I want to recommend Xlaunchpad (Same developer as Xwidget)
Image
Its a cool looking program launcher. ScreenShot(BIG)

Both have a very 'smart phone app' feel to them.

Note: I have not tested these programs for portability so if anyone has the time please do so. I really like these 'apps' and I hope other users enjoy them too! :wink:
Last edited by TenaciousD on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4648
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: XWidget

#2 Post by Midas » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:28 pm

The XLaunchpad download link redirects to CNet, so here's the SoftPedia link:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Lau ... hpad.shtml
SoftPedia wrote:Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components (Babylon Toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function
EDIT: In fact, the download is at http://code.google.com/p/xlaunchpad/ where a so called portable package is available. :mrgreen:
Last edited by Midas on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

TenaciousD
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 pm

Re: XWidget

#3 Post by TenaciousD » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Thanks Midas, I forgot to check the link for XLaunchpad. (Now changed)

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4648
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: XWidget

#4 Post by Midas » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:40 pm

You're welcome, TenaciousD. :)

I found a similar program called WinLaunch (DotNET 4.0 required) at http://mrc0rrupted.deviantart.com/

User avatar
giulia
Posts: 354
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:09 am

Re: XWidget

#5 Post by giulia » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:00 am

Midas wrote:The XLaunchpad download link redirects to CNet, so here's the SoftPedia link:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Lau ... hpad.shtml
SoftPedia wrote:Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components (Babylon Toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function
EDIT: In fact, the download is at http://code.google.com/p/xlaunchpad/ where a so called portable package is available. :mrgreen:
hi
may i know why is not included in the database?

thanks

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 8389
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

XWidgets Portable

#6 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:47 pm

...a Free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very smooth animations.
Status: Portable. Writes settings to Application folder under "AppData" subdirectory (not on the machine appdata folder).

Stealth: no, when you look up more widgets it uses IE and writes to the standard "Windows\Cookies" and "Temporary Internet Files" folders. I didn't check for any registry writes.

Note that this is a fairly complex program. It's a lot more than just a few clocks, timers, weather, and so forth, it's a tool for building them.

Homepage: http://xwidget.com/

Screenshots (liked these more than the home page): http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshot ... 18591.html

Note: softpedia is listing the non-portable version as adware while the portable version is "freeware". As such, I wouldn't be surprised if it also went the adware route in the future..

Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... dget.shtml

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4648
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: XWidget

#7 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:28 am

@giulia: please, see the TPFC FAQ (the one at http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php, not the forum one at top right)...

XWidget is currently v1.90 (32 bits only, changelog at http://www.xwidget.com/ver.html).

BTW, previously reported XLaunchPad download issues seem to have been fixed. One of XLaunchPad better features is the ability to be configure to display/hide on a double click on the desktop -- and it's currently at v1.09 (for Softpedia's review, check http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Lau ... hpad.shtml).
  • [url]http://www.xwidget.com/[/url] author wrote:XLaunchpad gives you instant access to all your shortcuts. Arrange apps in XLaunchpad any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by grouping apps in folders. Simply drag one icon over another to create a folder. You can name the folder whatever you like when you open the folder.
Last edited by Midas on Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:38 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4648
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: XWidgets Portable

#8 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:37 am

I hate to be the party pooper, but you need to http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=20232 ... :twisted:

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 8389
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: XWidgets Portable

#9 Post by webfork » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:42 am

Midas wrote:I hate to be the party pooper, but
Curses! Merged.

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 4648
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

Re: XWidgets Portable

#10 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:54 am

webfork wrote:Note: Softpedia is listing the non-portable version as adware while the portable version is "freeware". As such, I wouldn't be surprised if it also went the adware route in the future...

Post Reply