Remember Screenlets, the application which provides a large range of widgets for the Ubuntu desktop. It is the same app which we used earlier to show you how to get stylish wallpaper clocks. Screenlets Version 0.14 has just been released with app-indicator support and many bug fixes for Ubuntu 11.04. This is nearly the second update in two years which means that the project is moving forward with more exciting “Screenlets” for Ubuntu users. In this post we will tell you how to get the latest version and app-indicators (Widgets) for Screenlets.
The latest version of Screenlets can be installed from the following Terminal commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install screenlets
Alternatively, you can use the PPA given below to install Screenlets with all available widgets. It’s worth mentioning here, that doing so will install a large number of Screenlets (widgets). The available Screenlets include Ring Sensors, Google Related widgets (such as Google Calendar and Gmail), Dropbox (sync indicator), wallpaper clocks, weather, clocks, system load indicators, battery indicator, calendar, folder organizers and much more.
sudo apt-get install screenlets-pack-all
To get an overview and to launch available Screenlets from the Screenlets manager main window or by right-clicking on the system tray icon.
To get more options for customizing your widget, use the right-click context menu. This will allow you to change the size and theme of the widget and allow you to make further configurations. For example, the Google widgets require Google account credentials to display updates, you can enter you login credentials from Properties (after right-clicking on a wideget).
To download the setup file and to get more information about available widgets, you can visit the Screenlets website from the link given below.