Mesa Dynamics is shipping Amnesty Singles 1.2, the latest version of its popular utility that allows Dashboard widgets to be converted into standalone applications.

Widgets built with Amnesty Singles include features that go beyond what Dashboard offers: the widgets can be run on the desktop, not solely within Dashboard, and benefit from more flexible windowing and an auto-refresh timer.

Along with bug fixes and specific repairs for some widgets, this release introduces support for widgets created with Apple’s Dashcode widget development software, which has been available in beta since January.

Amnesty Singles 1.2 is a Universal application built natively for Intel and PowerPC Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.