updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu October 12, 2006
iSlayer releases 7 widgets
iSlayer today released seven new mini widgets, as well as iStat 2.0. The new widgets include iStat cpu to monitor CPU usage; iStat memory to monitor memory usage; iStat disks to monitor disk usage; iStat network to monitor bandwidth, data totals, IP addresses, and the user's public IP address; iStat battery to monitor battery usage on laptops; iStat wireless to monitor a wireless connection's signal strength; and iStat sensors to monitor a Mac's temperatures and fan speeds. iStat cpu, iStat memory, iStat disks, and iStat battery feature two different skins. Each widget features a side tray with more details that animates open when the dial's center is clicked, and all are available as free downloads. iStat 2.0 is also available for free via download, requiring Mac OS X 10.4 or later. [images]
iStat 2.0 is similar to iStat pro, but boasts increased efficiency and fully anti-aliased graphs alongside a large assortment of customization options. Users can enable or disable iStat's eight different sections and can selectively hide specific items such as disks or network interfaces. iStat allows users to change colors, transparency, window shadow, and type size.