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Mac: Reader ninjacharlie uses GeekTool to keep his Twitter feed and the song he's listening to embedded in his wallpaper while he works, so he doesn't need another app to keep track of them. Here's how you can do it too.
When I wrote our guide to using GeekTool to build a personalised Mac desktop, I knew we would see a number of new GeekTool-modified desktops in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Pool on Flickr. User tokyo102 submitted this gorgeous and serene desktop made with GeekTool to the pool, and it walks the line between being elegant and attractive but sparse enough that you can still use the space to actually get work done.
It may be covered with applications and windows most of the time, but your Mac's desktop can also be an excellent source of information, including the time and date, available hard drive space, battery status, system performance and more. With GeekTool, you can put all of that information right on your desktop. Here's how you can make your desktop more useful but keep it looking sharp.
Reader andykashyap85's Mac desktop proves that sometimes simplicity is all you really need for an awesome desktop that helps keep you motivated.
Reader Philip's OS X desktop not only gives him a quote of the day and tells him what happened this day in history — it also has a unique, interesting clock sitting on the background wallpaper.
A fan of Remember the Milk's task manager wrote a script that writes a custom list of upcoming to-dos directly on a Mac desktop with GeekTool. He's sharing his script bundle for anyone who'd like to do likewise.
Reader Ian Michael Smith's desktop is sleek, smooth and seriously impressive—with custom themes and icons for Finder, the Dock and Geektool. Who knew OS X could look this good?
Reader zackshackleton's desktop takes a comic book panel and blends system stats into text bubbles, adding a useful touch to a really fun desktop.
Mac OS X only: Reader Rodolfo Novak posts a useful script to add RSS feeds to your desktop using the GeekTool desktop overlay tool. This can be used anywhere with access to the Bash shell and common *nix commands, including Cygwin for Windows. The text output can then be added to the desktop using GeekTool for the Mac—but enterprising readers could modify it to work with Conky on Linux or Samurize on Windows.