HeadsUp displays arbitrary command output on your OSX desktop.

It's just like watch, refreshing once a minute.

(Alternatively, it aims to be a simpler version of GeekTool—indeed, you may want to check out these example scripts for ideas.)

The code is freely available on GitHub—contributions welcome!

HeadsUp 0.2.2

Wednesday, February 25, 2009.

Download HeadsUp-0.2.2.dmg.

I made an icon!

And strings containing tabs should be displayed properly now, without awkward line-wrapping.


  • An icon!
  • Handle tabs gracefully.