Useful eye candy made easy with GeekTool screencast

Apr 25, 2007 - 2 Comments

GeekTool is a really cool utility that allows you to place the output of unix commands on your desktop. Things like system logs and calenders can be superimposed on your background picture, allowing for quick reading and creating a very nice looking effect (here’s a screenshot of it in action). My only complaint with GeekTool is that it’s not particularly user friendly, but thankfully there’s some easy to follow help. MurphyMac has created a wonderful screencast walking users through the setup of GeekTool and how to get objects placed on your desktop. So download GeekTool then check out MurphyMac’s screencast for a nice walkthrough on it’s features:

Download GeekTool 2.1.2
MurphyMac ScreenCast: Getting Started with GeekTool


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Posted by: David Mendez in How to, Mac OS, Utilities


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  1. mugab says:

    Not bad, the video makes it easy to understand too

  2. Peter says:

    sorry but I think geektool is really tacky, it reminds me of x11 in 1998

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