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My Favorite Widgets

Here are 10 of my favorite widgets, and what they do:

1)

Weather—I monitor the next three cities I’m traveling to.

2)

Countdown—I keep an eye on how long it is before any major event, like Photoshop World, or Macworld Expo, or my vacation.

3)

Dictionary/Thesaurus—I use this daily when writing books and articles. Indispensable.

4)

Unit Converter—I use the currency converter when buying things from other countries.

5)

Translation—I get emails from readers of my books from around the world. This helps.

6)

Wikipedia—This saves me a trip to the Web (especially good for pop culture and learning about people in my industry).

7)

White Pages—Again, it just saves me from searching around the Web.

8)

World Clock—Anytime a friend is traveling, or I’m traveling, or I’m working with someone in another time zone, I have a clock open for that time zone.

9)

Calculator—It keeps me from having one in my Dock.

10)

Flight Tracker—Clearly, I travel too much.

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