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:
All four gadgets are originally from the book PP4E, but have been greatly enhanced, ported to Mac OS (a.k.a. macOS) and Android, made more easily customizable, and bundled as both portable source code and standalone apps and executables for PC platforms. 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 tour of PyGadgets' utilities, browse its PC screenshots, and its Android how-to.
PyGadgets runs on Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and Android. It's available as a platform-specific Mac app, Windows exe (both 64- and 32-bit), and Linux executable, plus a complete source-code package that runs on all four platforms. Click the download link below to fetch the package you wish to use. The app, exes, and executable may be easier to install and run, but source code can be studied, is required on Android today, and nullifies issues covered by the next section's pointers.
|Mac OS (X) app||☞||Download PyGadgets.app.zip|
|Windows exe, 64 bit||☞||Download PyGadgets-64bit.zip|
|Windows exe, 32 bit||☞||Download PyGadgets-32bit.zip|
|Linux executable||☞||Download PyGadgets.zip|
|Source-code package||☞||Download PyGadgets-source.zip|
For more details on PyGadgets' download packages, as well as their complete install and usage instructions, see the main README.txt. In brief, you'll fetch, unzip, and run either the unzipped app itself (Mac OS), a same-named executable inside the unzip (Windows and Linux), or the program's main script in the unzipped source code (all platforms).
The latest getting-started pointers:
For a preview of PyGadgets in action, visit its screenshots page.
For PyGadgets usage and version information, see its README file.
For PyGadgets' full source code online, browse its unzipped code.