.. and the nominees are
Here, along with a description by the authors, are the competing Plasmoids in alphabetical order:
Alarm Clock, by Drake Justice
An alarm clock widget with configurable alarms and a snooze function.
Aquarium, by Ontje Lünsdorf
This applet tries to simulate the behavior of fish swarms. It's based on the Boid algorithm from Craig Reynolds. The algorithm has been enhanced with feeding and mating behaviors. A very simple form of evolution is also modelled. So feed your fishes properly and see what the sea holds in store for you! Who knows, maybe you will even spot the famous jaguar shark!
Dice, by Petri Damstén
A Plasmoid that lets you roll dice, toss a coin, etc. Basically any simple random thing you can make an SVG for.
Filtered Reddit, by Petras Zdanavičius
A Plasmoid for Reddit lurkers. It lets you re-filer Reddits even more:
Googly Eyes, by Jaldhar H. Vyas
This is a port of the eyesapplet which was in kdetoys in KDE 3.x but sadly never made it to 4.x. You can change the color of the eyeballs.
Guitar Tuner, by Andrew Stromme
A Plasmoid to tune your guitar with!
"Heroes of Newerth" Stats, by Henning Fleddermann
A Plasmoid that retrieves and displays statistics of Heroes of Newerth players, including the online-status. Its purpose is to always know when your (HoN-)friends are online and ready for a little game, and to show you yours and you friend's statistics, so you know who's the best, what you need to improve on, and so on.
Instant CSI, by Matej Repinc
Keystate, by Martin
A plasmoid that displays the status of some keys (for example 'Num Lock' and/or 'Meta pressed'). It is highly configurable:
The code is quite heavy as the total lines count is at 1379 (in 19 files - which makes ~73 lines per file)
Make Progress!, by Nikita Melnichenko
Track your progress in various tasks with this powerful and flexible Plasmoid. The Make Progress DataEngine, written in Python, is an optional though recommended add-on for this Plasmoid.
Shortlog, by Manuel Unglaub
Shortlog saves small information snippets for quick retrieval later on. The information snippets or notes get a timestamp to make it easier to find them again. The idea is to store information you have no good place for or might not need again in a simple way. But if you need them again, you can simply look them up.
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