Take online widgets offline with Amnesty Generator [Video]

Wish some of those handy widgets you got online worked with your Vista sidebar or OS X Dashboard? Amnesty Generator's got you covered.

This post has been updated from the original. Added: Hands-on video with Amnesty Generator.

For those early adopters out there with Windows Vista, you might be struggling to get some widgets from the Web onto your flashy, new sidebar. To help you out is Amnesty Generator, a small and free app that converts nearly every type of online widget into the 'gadget format' that's compatible with Vista's new desktop toolbar. Using the program requires no coding experience; it's as simple as pasting in the embedding code, and the program does the rest.

Amnesty generator works with Google homepage widgets, as well as simple embeddable objects such as YouTube videos. For Mac users, there's also a version that does the same conversion for Tiger's Dashboard.

[found on Google Code Blog]

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