Of all the things I should be doing, staying up late hacking Konfabulator widgets is not one of them. I started building one to display select headlines from NetNewsWire. It wasn’t until this morning that I noticed there were already some RSS-related widgets available. Still, it could be a fun little hack. The platform Konfabulator is building is interesting, and the app is polished.

Konfabulator is from Perry Clarke and Arlo Rose, whose name you might recognize from Apple and the Kaleidoscope project.

Still, I have to wonder if Konfabulator as a shareware product will be successful. There would have to be a few really compelling widgets to justify the $25 price. See Joel’s Chicken and Egg problems.

Manton Reece @manton