Yes, lightning can strike twice in the same place. In the case of Alwin Troost, it strikes more often than most. He’s the Mac user who developed Dashboard KickStart which automatically starts up your Dashboard Widgets when your Mac starts so there’s no delay the first time you bring up Dashboard to your Mac’s screen.
Well, Troost has a bunch of useful apps all priced the same as KickStart. They’re free.
First on the list is DashLock. This Dashboard Widget brings a little 3D animation to the screen, which it locks and switches to the Mac’s login window, but still keeps all your apps running.
Simply click on DashLock and the Mac is locked. Log back in, and all is right with the world.
Useful to MacBook users is Juice, the simple Dashboard Widget which displays the amount of battery life which remains on your Mac.
Yes, your Mac already has a battery life indicator in the Menubar, but it’s graphically inferior. Juice displays both the state of the battery, the percentage of the battery used to that point, and the amount of time remaining.
And, it’s easier on the eyes.