Windows Gadget is an interesting feature first introduced in Windows Vista and 7. The Vista version has a "Sidebar" which contains mini-applications (called "Gadgets") which are based on a combination of Script and HTML. They may be used to display information such as the system time, CPU/RAM usage and Internet-powered features such as RSS feeds, and to control external applications such as Windows Media Player. Gadgets can run "docked" in the sidebar or they can "float" anywhere on the desktop. On Windows 7, gadgets are all placed on the desktop without a sidebar, and arranged in a slightly different way.
Here you will find various original Anime-style gadgets for your desktop. Feel free to download them! We even expand the concept of Windows Gadget to support Windows 10 and 8 with ADVANCED features in our System Animator gadget. Don't miss it!
This is the first gadget I made :P It is a simple clock with cute Anime-style digits.
(Full-size screenshots: Both docked and undocked "Anime Clock 01" showing on the deskop )
This is an analog clock with CUSTOMIZABLE clock background and various settings! We have included several Anime-style backgrounds, but you can use your own images as background as well! You can choose a folder with images of any kind, and a random (or sequential) image will be picked and cropped automatically to fit the clock background, and the background image can be set to change at regular interval.
Simply click on the unzipped ".gadget" file. Yeah it's that simple!
Windows gadgets work directly on Windows 7, just like Vista. However, the concept of "Sidebar" is gone so basically you just put the gadgets on your deskop and arrange them in the ways you like.
You can use Windows gadgets on Windows XP, by installing Windows Sidebar for XP.
Windows 8 does not support gadgets anymore, but you can still run System Animator in HTA mode, WITHOUT the gadget platform.
Finding a PC meter/monitoring tool that actually "looks different"? This may be what you are looking for! "Anime PC Meter" is a fully functional CPU/RAM/Drive/Network meter, with a cute and interesting Anime-style appearance and animated effects. So, when you see the CPU lady glowing in red, you know the CPU is busy :P
This is a cute, Anime-style calendar with all months and dates represented by different Anime gals! You can double-click on it to view the full calendar.
"System Animator" is a system monitor with CUSTOMIZABLE animation! How about a cute Anime gal who dances according to the CPU usage? Hatsune Miku waving her leek while playing a MP3? The famous Matrix digital rain effect with scroll speed corresponding to your network traffic? It's up to your imagination!
Confused? Check out our Video Demo section and watch this gadget in ACTION!
For existing users, check out the Video Demo section for videos demonstratng the NEW features in the recent updates.
Q: Does it work on Windows 10/8/7?
A: Yes. Download the standalone version of System Animator, as well as Electron. Click here for video tutorial.
Q: Does it work on Windows XP?
A: The legacy gadget version should work if you have the Sidebar program for XP installed. Check out the Installation and Info section.
Q: How do I install / set up the gadget?
Q: Where can I download those desktop mascots/animations demonstrated in your YouTube videos?
A: Check out the Extra Downloads section.
Q: How can I make System Animator respond to musics?
A: For System Animator 8+, simply enable the "Use audio FFT" option on the "Advanced=>HTML5=>General" tab of the settings panel, which works when you drop a music file to the gadget directly.
To monitor any sound on your computer, you need to enable the "Live input" option, and set your Windows's audio recording device to "Stereo Mixer". Click "?" besides the "Live input" option for further details.
For the legacy gadget version of System Animator, you need to install "Spectrum Analyser" gadget in order for System Animator to monitor sound output. Download it here.
Q: Settings are not saved, and animations are always at their default states. What should I do?
A: If your Windows user account does not have administrative access, you may need to move System Animator as well as all animation folders to somewhere under the user folder of your Windows account, so that System Animator has the right to update the settings.
Q: I am confused with the new HTA/XUL/Chromium mode.
A: System Animator 8+ runs in Chromium mode by default. If you install and use System Animator in the usual way, you may simply ignore the other modes (XUL/HTA). However, if for any reason you want or need to run System Animator in XUL or HTA mode, check out this video tutorial.
Here is a collection of animations of various styles for use with System Animator. To use these animations, simply unzip the downloaded file and drop the animation folder to the gadget. If you still don't understand, check out this video tutorial.
Can't find what you want? Why not make your own animation? Check out the Make Your Animation section.
NOTE: For System Animator 8+, "Spectrum Analyser" is no longer required. Simply enable the "Use audio FFT" option on the "Advanced=>HTML5=>General" tab of the settings panel to enable sound detection.
System Animator supports the monitoring of sound output of your computer. Imagine a cute Anime gal dancing to the beats when you play a MP3 song... pretty cool, right? ^_^
In order to let System Animator monitor sound output, you must install the "Spectrum Analyser" gadget (by Jon Abbott). The version of Spectrum Analyser required by System Animator is a modified version, which can be downloaded below. After installing this gadget, you can then choose to monitor sound output in the settings panel of System Animator.
To achieve the best results, you may want to adjust the "Update interval" of System Animator to 0.1 second. You can also try changing the "Monitor sensitivity" setting on System Animator and the "Gain" setting on Spectrum Analyser to fine tune the effects.
These YouTube videos show System Animator in ACTION! They demonstrate System Animator as a multi-purpose PC activity monitor, as well as a music visualizer, with interesting and fully CUSTOMIZABLE animation!
For existing users, you may want to check out the following videos to know more about what's NEW in recent updates (also check out our Facebook page as well).
Subscribe my YouTube channels for MORE videos demonstrating System Animator!
NOTE: Most animations demonstrated in these videos can be found in the Extra Downloads section.
Can't find what you want in the Extra Downloads section? Why not make your own animation? Check out the following video tutorials to know how to make different kinds of animations for System Animator. You are also recommended to take a look at those animations I made as examples.
System Animator allows you to simply drop an image or video file and use it directly as desktop animation! Yeah, it is just that SIMPLE! Check out the following video tutorials for details.
NOTE: System Animator 8+ runs in Chromium mode (formerly known as Webkit mode) by default, which is recommended. XUL mode, based on Firefox, is optional and supported. HTA mode is somewhat obsolete but is still supported.
System Animator can be run in HTA/XUL/Chromium mode as a standalone application, WITHOUT the obsolete sidebar/gadget platform on Windows Vista/7. Running System Animator in these modes has many advantages, such as major performance improvement, child animation support, wallpaper mask (sample download), advanced video usage ("SEQ Video" animation support), desktop clock, video overlay effect, Matrix rain effect, scale/rotate/flip, 3D animation, and various new features.
To run System Animator in HTA mode, you need to have Internet Explorer 9 installed.
To run System Animator in Chromium mode, you need to have Electron or NW.js installed.
Check out the above YouTube video for info on how you can run System Animator in HTA/XUL mode.
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