How to Use GeekTool to Customize Your Macs Desktop

GeekTool for Mac

GeekTool for Mac

  -  7.1 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    GeekTool 3.3.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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GeekTool is a macOS application that lets you customize your desktop with great flexibility. There are four modules available that you can use for different types of information.

Specifically designed for log files, you can keep an eye on what is going on right from your desktop.

One of the most powerful Geeklets! All you need is a script to get the information, then you can display it on your desktop. GeekTool will execute the script and display the output the way you want it.

Whether it is a remote webcam, a network graph stored on a monitoring server, or a folder full of holidays pictures, GeekTool can put it on your desktop and refresh automatically, rotate through pictures, etc...

This is the little brother in the Geeklet family, but very powerfull. If you are not happy with the Script Geeklet, Web will unleash your creativity. It works the same way, but instead of just text, you display a full web page or generate your own HTML code using your own script.

Note: Requires 64-bit processor.

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What's new in this version:

- Better management of multiscreen configurations
- Fix a bug causing GeekTool processes to miss their name in Activity Monitor
- Better reliability of import/export
- Geektool Helper crashes on malformed ANSI coloring sequencing
- GeekTool crash when screen configuration changed under some circumstances

Shell Geeklet:
- Fixed a memory leak when shell geeklets are cancelled

File Geeklet:
- Fix a bug that caused GeekTool Helper to crash if an incorrect regular expression was set in the File Geeklet settings

HTML Geeklet:
- Fix a bug causing Web geeklet to crash GeekTool with some web pages

- Geeklets script now shows output of timed out scripts
- Added an actionable warning sign in the settings palette when the geeklet is not visible
- GeekTool can now load plugins from user's directory (see documentation)