Mega Roundup of Geektool scripts + inspiration gallery.

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If you have a mac you have to try it.
Geektool is a (great) little app to show some informations directly on your desktop using UNIX code.

You don’t know Unix? No problem, after the jump you find the code you need to do what you want (how to display the external IP, Recent music Plays, the Weather, how to display comics and so on…) .

The only bad thing is that the last version of geektool is not officially available for Leopard (just for Panther or Tiger).
If you have Leopard, i know that for someone it works and for someone it doesnt. So, if you want, try at your own risk.

In case you can have a look at this nice tutorial for beginners.

Full list after the jump…

Scripts…

Uptime code

uptime

External IP, Internal IP, Weather, Top (cpu sort), Uptime, CPU Usage, and Ram Usage

reminder

cpu

Recent music Plays

music

Facebook Desktop

facebook_geektool

Scripts for Network, Temperature

light

RAM, Processes, CPU

cpu2

Current Wireless Network (via keynote2keynote.com)

wireless

Ethernet And Airport IP Addresses (via keynote2keynote.com)

ethernet_ok

Weather desktop

weather

Display Hulu Shows through GeekTool

hulu

Embed Skype contacts on Desktop

skype

Put News On Your Desktop With GeekTool

news

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Monitor your SuperDuper! Mac backups with GeekTool

backup

Show the ping time to your home machine

home

Using Geektool to display comics (xkcd)

comic

World clock

world

And then you can read some good articles from macosxhints:

Some great examples…

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Jon
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Nice post/roundup!

fidel
Guest

Hi,

thx for linking to my comic-article ;)

Regarding Geektool and Leopard -> works great for me. Luckily someone is now working on Geektool 3 -> seems like a total rework of the old code. So lets hope the development is advancing

Greetings
fidel

Nic H
Guest

Thanks for featuring my scripts!

I hope to be releasing some updates soon :)

CM
Guest

That’s a great roundup!

Here’s one more:

Display your tasks on your desktop from the CLI component of Pagico 4, a cross-platform task planner.

Andy Kashyap
Guest

Hi,

Will it be possible for you to put up my geektool-ed desktop? Provided it meets your standards ofcourse. it’s on my flickr page

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29375670@N05/4036925032/

Theresa Ford
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I made a collection of scripts that can be downloaded all at once, instead of assembled piecemeal:
http://cattail.nu/mac/GeekTool/

In addition to the usual, scripts include: NASDAQ, iCal Events, RSS Reader, and a Network Traffic Sniffer.

vic
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Hi! i have been trying a lot of scripts all day, but i couldnt make them work :( :( as a example: top -orsize -FR -l1 | grep % | grep -v Load | grep -v COMMAND | cut -c 7-19,64-69 i copied this in the command box but i… Read more »
vic
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sois todos una pandilla de comepollas!!! gracias por vuestra ayuda de mierda hijos de puta

Matt
Guest

We’re trying to build a community where people can share their GeekTool setups over at http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/geeklets

People can download and contribute the “geeklet” files that GeekTool 3 now uses. It’s a great place if you are looking for some new scripts or if you want to share your cool new setup.

Denzil Kelly
Guest

Where can I get the wallpaper/background used in the second great example?

Michael
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Magento Themes
Guest

good and interesting…

Asgeir Hustad
Guest

I seriously want that second wallpaper! :D

Anyone know where it is possible to get it? Upon clicking on it, I end up on a flickr-page where it says: “Private!” ^^

Marcel
Guest

Fantastic and inspirational… I really want to get this geek tool thing under my belt!

Karthik.K
Guest

Thanks for sharing! Awesome! :)

Anonymous
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Anonymous
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free Photoshop brushes right here, featuring handpicked collection of the bestbrushes for Photoshop on the net, all free to download.http://freebrushes.net/

GuiyeC
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Mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/67059140@N04/6103018053/

Alyenak6
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I wasn’t at the  but if you can let me know when the group is created that would be very much appreciated  Christmas gifts for mum.

http://www.christmasgiftstime.com/

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