GeekTool is a very unique little application, it allows you to take virtually any form of information and display it on your desktop.
The default forms of information that GeekTool supports are Files, Images, and Shell Commands. This allows you to display the realtime information from any file on your Mac, like Log Files or maybe a ToDo list and similar files. With the Image Plugin you can display any image from your computer or from a URL out on the internet. And with the Shell command, you guessed it, you can display any information that you can Script, AUK and/or GREP from your command line.
Each of these text information sources can be modified to be any size and use any font, style or colors that you would like, Below is a screenshot of how a couple of users use of the text and images to create an amazing way to display information on your screen.
Along with the default content display options, there are many additional “geeklets” or Geektool Plugins to expand and enhance your desktop viewing pleasure.
And best of all this little tool is Open Source, so dive in, Download Geektool, and get started Geeking out your desktop.
Download Geektool Or pick it up on the Mac App Store