PyGadgets — GUI Toys, Just for the Hack of It


Welcome to the products page for PyGadgets. PyGadgets is a set of four desktop GUIs coded in Python/Tk and run from a quick-access toolbar:

  • ► PyCalc  —  a flexible calculator
  • ► PyClock  —  an analog/digital clock
  • ► PyPhoto  —  a portable image viewer
  • ► PyToe  —  an AI-based tic-tac-toe game

All four gadgets are originally from the book PP4E, but have been greatly enhanced, ported to Mac OS, made more easily customizable, and bundled as both portable source code and standalone apps and executables for Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. PyGadgets opens with a simple toolbar that launches the four GUIs on demand. In source and executable packages, each Gadget can also be run individually. In all formats, the '?' key opens in-program help in each of the GUIs. For a quick preview, browse the screenshots page.

New: see the how-to for using PyGadgets on Android.


PyGadgets is available as a Mac app, Windows exe (both 64- and 32-bit), Linux executable, and full and portable source-code package. Click the download link below to fetch the package you wish to use. The app, exe, and executable packages are easier to install and run, and may be your best choice unless you plan on studying the program's code or running it on Android. For more details on these packages, as well as their complete install and usage instructions, see the main README.txt file.

Mac OS (X) app Download
Windows exe, 64 bit Download
Windows exe, 32 bit Download
Linux executable Download
Source-code package Download

App/executable users: be sure to see the tips and fixes for first-run warnings on Mac OS and Windows; blurry GUIs on Windows 10; and start-up speed on Linux and Windows.

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