OS X Gas Widget

Very cool Widget available for Apple’s OS X Tiger, allowing you to check the prices of your local gas station.


Here’s the description:

Make gas consumption a pleasure with the satisfaction of knowing you got the
best deal in town. Gas provides a simple, elegant, easy-to-use method for
finding the cheapest gas in the area, right from your Dashboard.

you’re going cross town or cross country, Gas delivers information from
gaspricewatch.com in order to provide you with the most up-to-date gas prices
available. As gas prices are on the rise, this widget rises to the challenge of
saving you those extra cents as you go about your journeys. Have a nice drive.

- Up-to-date gas prices sorted by price, station, location and more
- Search by ZIP code
and by station
- Filter results to get only the most up-to-date prices
- Color coded results
let you know how up to date they really are
- Links directly to Google Maps to locate your
station of choice

I will be installing this way cool widget as soon as I get home tonite . . . 


Gas Widget
Jason Barry and Eben Eliason
Version: 2.1.1
Post Date: August 2, 2005

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