Turn a website into a widget

runs on Macruns on Windows
screenshot of Snippage

How many balls can you juggle at once? Even if you don't count all the desktop apps you're running, you've probably got a pile of web pages open, looking at a bunch of online apps, tools, and information sites. It might be nice to take all these big windows and squish them down into more manageable bite-sized pieces, like you might if you had them as little widgets sitting on your desktop. Unfortunately, not everything you're interested in comes in this handy, compact form. That's where Snippage might come in handy.

Snippage can take any web page—or at least the interesting parts of any web page—and turn it into a desktop widget. All you need to do is to fire up your web browser, point it to the page that contains the stuff you want to keep an eye on, and create your widget. A simple click and drag on the region of the screen you want to keep an eye on—maybe a search box, maybe some vital piece of information like a stock price or a weather forecast—and you're done. Now you've got up-to-the-minute information, but without having a dozen full-sized browser windows open on your desktop.

Snippage is a free download. It's available for both Mac and Windows. Since it runs on top of the Adobe AIR platform, you'll need that application, as well as a machine that supports it.

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7 Responses to “Turn a website into a widget”

  1. Ray DeWitt says:

    WARNING! This website comes back as a site that attacks your computer.

  2. Rick says:

    “WARNING! This website comes back as a site that attacks your computer.
    by Ray DeWitt December 7th, 2010 at 7:15 am ”

    I got the same warning!

  3. Corey says:

    Same as me! This program looks really cool, but im not risking a virus..

  4. Steve says:

    And another one 🙁

    Reported Attack Page!

    This web page at snippage.gabocorp.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

    Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

  5. Charly says:

    What a shame, looks very nice but it is reported as an attack page. Wish you could clear it with them

  6. Chico says:

    Guess I will be leaving this app alone. Darn…it looked nice. Not worth risking a virus.

  7. paul says:

    yep attack page warning stay away