Widget Manager 1.4

March 24, 2010

Those of you using Widget Manager with Snow Leopard have probably wondered if it would ever be updated for 64bit support, in order to keep System Preferences from relaunching in 32bit mode every time it’s started. If you have, version 1.4 is the release you’ve been waiting for. It adds 64bit support for full compatibility with both Mac OS 10.6 and 10.5 (Tiger users will want to keep the previous version).

I haven’t added new features to Widget Manager for a number of years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still useful. In my mind it’s as close to complete as possible, and although Widgets aren’t exactly as hot as they were in the 10.4 days Widget Manager is still one of the first things I download whenever I reinstall Mac OS. Widget Manager is free, so give it a try if you haven’t used it yet!

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.