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HTC Home alpha 2 brings more sexy widgets to your Windows desktop

Not everyone is a fan of desktop widgets -- if that's you, then HTC Home is not a download you'll be interested in. If, however, you're like me and you have a second (or third or fourth) monitor and you don't mind giving up a little real estate to some snazzy desktop app candy, HTC Home might be right up your alley.

Previously the app only included the trademark weather widget, but HTC Home's developer has been busily working away at version 2. As you can see in the screenshot, the update features new widgets for RSS feeds, a Calendar, and bookmarks. RSS feeds can be customized to your liking, as can the zoom level of each widget (from 50 - 100%). The News widget's font size can also be changed.

I'd like to see the calendar expanded to allow the addition of notes or tasks, and it would be handy if bookmarks supported drag-and-drop -- though admittedly, I don't see myself keeping that one displayed on my desktop.

HTC Home is available for download for free at CodePlex. Hit the view all downloads link to take the version 2 alpha for a spin!

[This widget pack has nothing to do with HTC, incidentally -- it's just a Windows Vista/7 widget pack -Ed]

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