Getting new mail onto the desktop

I had nice last weekend gathering new harvest of apples, drinking fresh apple juice and playing with SuperKaramba widgets – a good opportunity to take a sort of “recreational programming”. Perhaps all modern KDE users know those nice resource eaters eye-candies which are living right on the desktop surface and displaying the clocks, calendars, weather forecasts, system monitors and so on.

Instead of developing some Yet Another Big Animated Clock, I decided to write something practical. What I’d like to have is a widget which would ask my e-mail client (KMail) for the headers of the latest unread messages to show them on the desktop.

[Tools:] BasKet – A persistent clipboard

BasKet is one of those small productivity tools which does a lot for improving our life’s quality. Everyday we deal with tons of small data items – text quotes and notes, web links, passwords, mail addresses, phone numbers etc. Generally, these units of a user microcosm are too small and too numerous to be stored as files and should be easily findable and quickly accessible. BasKet is a KDE software which is intended to manage this kind of data.

Filesystem is evil

Do we need a better way to store and organize our data or we are doomed to stick with old unefficient tools?