Wesabe‘s Mac Dashboard Widget has long been a popular feature for our Mac users, but we’ve gotten frequent (and insistent!) requests from our Windows users for something similar. Today we’re happy to be able to answer those requests, with the launch of the Wesabe Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget.
The Vista Gadget provides full access to all of your Wesabe account information in a compact, convenient window. Instead of needing to log into the Wesabe site to check your balances or look for a recent transaction, you can instead just call up your Vista Sidebar and get everything you need. If you see a transaction you want to drill into or edit, just click on it and you’ll get sent to the Wesabe site for the full transaction details.
If you don’t want people peeking over your shoulders at your bank information, just click the Wesabe logo, and the Gadget will collapse into a compact, hidden form. Clicking the “Wesabe” name at the upper right will take you through to the Wesabe site.
The Wesabe Vista Gadget is built completely using the Wesabe API, which allows you to get access to your financial data in other programs and forms. The initial prototype of the Vista Gadget was developed by a Wesabe user using nothing but the API documentation. We’re always happy to see people making good use of the API, and this application is a great result of providing a free and open API.
Thanks to Tim for the fantastic job building this out. Let us know what you think!