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April 29, 2004

Panic Software's Stattoo


Stattoo is pretty cool even though it's basically feature-less at this time. I like it over Konfabulator. Here's what I like/dislike about Stattoo:

  • Better consistency (same skin, preferences panes)
  • Very OS X-like
  • Icons that actually look nice and make sense
  • Interface-wise, it makes more sense (everything in one row)
  • Stattoo's few included stattooes are pretty useful

  • Background color is weak. White text with shadow on a light background doesn't work that well
  • Icons on top-left corner feel a little awkwarding
  • Very limited customization for each stattooes
  • Cannot change skin to something of your liking

Get Panic's Stattoo Here



I like that you can't click on it from anywhere, meaning you can work right on top of Stattoo without moving or altering it.

Posted by: Collin at April 29, 2004 08:41 PM

If you find that white text with shadow on a light background doesn't work that well, you can change the text color in the prefs...

Posted by: Chris Brummel at April 29, 2004 09:22 PM

Yeah, I've tried that but the problem is that if you turn the text color to black, it'll look blurry because of the black shadow.

The background color should be black with medium opacity instead of white. The perfect example would be something like Bezels in OS X 10.3

Posted by: Adam Betts at April 30, 2004 12:12 AM

duders, the white burns into my desktop pictures... i don't like it like that

gimmie some medium blend... SOME MOTHER FUCKING BLEND... sorry, i am having soda withdrawl.

i like it. but no stock checker? No iChat checker?

The Mail and iTunes checkers thingies crash for me for some reason. i must be defective.

Posted by: DCohen at May 1, 2004 04:24 PM

It doesn't support repeating events in iCal... Just the first ons is showed

Posted by: Brian G Laughlin at May 2, 2004 02:31 PM
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