10. Embed Text Files on Your Desktop with Samurize (Windows) Advertisement If you keep important information like tasks and project notes in plain text files, you can pin that information to your desktop automatically. Free Windows application Samurize can embed text files data right on your desktop behind any program windows, giving you at-a-glance access without having to launch a text editor. Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to incorporate text files onto your desktop with Samurize. (Samurize includes support for system statistic widgets, too.) Linux users can get something similar with programs like gDesklets or Conky, or by embedding a terminal in their desktop with Compiz Fusion. 9. Monitor Your Mac with GeekTool (Mac OS X) Advertisement More than just the Mac equivalent of Samurize, GeekTool is a desktop overlay that helps you keep tabs on nearly anything that can be piped through your system terminal—text files, CPU and memory usage stats, a calendar display, a list of Google Calendar events for the day, or even dynamic graph images. And it’s a great motivator to keep your desktop space tidy, to boot. Here’s how to monitor your Mac and more with GeekTool. Advertisement 8. Check Multiple Web Pages at… Read full this story
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