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Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Most Downloaded Konfabulator Widgets

I was checking out the Konfabulator widgets and was frustrated when I discovered that I couldn't sort the list by popularity (to find the best widgets) .

So I put together a list of the top 500 Konfabulator widgets, sorted by number of downloads.



  • Thanks for putting this together. It has been a request so often on the Konfab forums.

    My only concern would be for authors who try to "game" the system - artificially boosting their download numbers, and the establishment of a feedback loop that woud keep newer widgets from getting their due.

    Anyway, this will be a sure way to help some new K users to find some great widgets.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/23/2006 8:19 p.m.  

  • Hi Anon - Yup, a valid concern.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 1/24/2006 9:57 a.m.  

  • Thanks Jon!

    What Anon said is true and it does happen a lot. Its a stupid epedemic.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/06/2006 6:16 p.m.  

  • Hi Adrian - Hm!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 2/06/2006 10:02 p.m.  

  • Is it possible to see a list of widgits sorted by rating? Or is the rating just a representation of the number of downloads for a widget?

    I really like to see a Firefox Extensions sort capability for widgits.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/08/2006 12:19 p.m.  

  • Hi Anon - I can at least offer you these stats:

    560 widgets rated 4.0
    441 widgets rated 3.5
    328 widgets rated 3.0
    123 widgets rated 2.5
    84 widgets rated 2.0
    49 widgets rated 1.5
    0 widgets rated 1.0
    9 widgets rated 0.5
    32 widgets rated 0.0
    287 widgets unrated

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 3/08/2006 10:34 p.m.  

  • handy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/20/2006 5:49 a.m.  

  • Anon - thx!!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 6/22/2006 12:14 a.m.  

  • Will you rerun these now that over 6 months has passed? What are the most downloaded now?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/20/2006 9:13 p.m.  

  • Anon--alas, the code is lost (I think). Also I have lost interest in the Konfabulator widgets for now.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 8/21/2006 10:50 p.m.  

  • Totally awesome!!! I'm so glad you did this! I believe "Might is right", so I just want to look at the MOST downloaded, and I figure that will tell me what are the best widgets. I CAN'T BELIEVE Yahoo/Konfabulator don't provide this obviously required service!!! Anyway, Cheers again for doing this. Good work :)

    By Blogger Samgab, at 10/22/2006 12:54 p.m.  

  • Hi Sam - Glad you found it useful!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 10/22/2006 7:05 p.m.  

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