Jaiku widget for Mac OS X

Updated on July 9, 2007: We have released a new version of the widget, available on the Jaiku widget page.

Updated on May 8, 2007: There is now a separate download page for the widget outside of the blog at www.exove.com/products/jaiku-dashboard-widget/. Please use it for all future references. Thanks.

Attention all Jaiku users with Macs! You can now send new jaikus from your computer without opening web browser.

Jaiku widget screengrab

Just download our recently released Jaiku Dashboard widget, follow a few step instructions to set it up and then just start jaikuing.

Download Jaiku widget

You need to have a Jaiku API key to set the widget up and running:

  1. Download the widget using the link above. Open the zip file and double click the widget icon to install it to Dashboard.
  2. Log in to www.jaiku.com.
  3. Go to www.jaiku.com/api/key for your personal key.
  4. Copy the API key to the clipboard and paste it into Personal key field on the widget setting pane. Write also your screen name and click Done.
  5. Start writing new jaikus and check the results from your personal Jaiku page.

Note: There is currently a known issue in Jaiku API that affects the widget. If you write something to all three location fields, country is dropped off when the data is processed in the Jaiku system. The friendly Jaiku people are aware of the problem, and wipe it away someday.

If you find any issues with the widget, please provide the bug reports here in the blog.

You are encouraged to use, distribute and advertise the widget as you see fit. We own the rights to the code and other material, at least for the time being. If you are interested in developing this further, please get in touch.

A word or two from our legal department:
Software downloaded from the Exove web site is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. Use it at your own risk. Exove assumes no responsibility for errors or ommissions in the software. In no event shall Exove be liable to you or any third parties for any damage. The use of software is done at your risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data.


Great! But have to ask: why do people put these disclaimers on the release announcements? I mean, at least according to Finnish law, if I understand right, you are still liable if it f*cks up my system or any other system.

Nice! I wish I could some day soon have a similar plugin for my (Win) Firefox… :)

Great, thanks.

Dondon, as a registered company, we need to cover our back. Disclaimers and liability clauses are integral part of the process, and thus they are sort of mandatory for us. I’d love to do business without them, but I really like this company and wouldn’t like to see it being flushed down with some legal action against free software provided by us. You can call me overcautious, but business has taught me well…


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