Choose from over 80 widgets
The application comes with 84 different predefined widgets that you can easily browse from the 3 categories (Links, Images and Tools) and drag and drop onto any part of your screen. After adding a widget, you can easily move it, decrease its size and opacity and remove it via the contextual menu.
Furthermore, the widgets can not be selected with the click-drag action, but it can interact with the right mouse click, as it provides a contextual menu. Because the illustrations are of high-quality, the enlarged illustrations still keep their good quality.
One-click access to websites
The link widgets allow you to open websites (in your default browser) such as Facebook, Twitter, Google or Reddit (and more) with only one click. What’s more, the Image widgets are just simple pictures of dogs, cats, cakes, etc. for decorating your desktop.
As far as the Tools widgets go, they are much less scarce in number. From this category, you can only select a simple Calculator and a Stopwatch widget. The calculator supports the numerical pad and the stopwatch provides a button to set multiple laps.
Simple widget management
In addition to this, Float comes with a dashboard panel where you can easily view which widgets are active on your screen, their exact size and location on the screen, as well as the opacity level. Another advantage of using the dashboard is that you can remove them with one click.
A handy widget collection
In a nutshell, Float is a practical Mac OS X utility that delivers 3 types of widgets on your desktop for everyday use. The free version of the app includes an annoying banner, so consider purchasing the app if you want to experience its full potential.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on March 9th, 2014
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- Backed by popular request, this minor release have added Floats for job search (Indeed), review (Yelp), images (cat), and decoration (stickers).
Application descriptionFloat is a widget engine that allows you to create and customize widgets where and how you want them. Right now it c...