Mac users that haven't switched from Mac OSX Panther to Mac OS X Tiger can enjoy third party widgets Dashboard-style thanks to a new utility.

Mesa Dynamics' Amnesty Widget Browser– currently in public beta – lets Panther users run third-party Dashboard widgets. Unfortunately Apple's own Widgets – the calculator, weather, clock and calendar – are not available.

The company expects the final version of the utility to be available in the third-quarter of 2005. Mesa Dynamics will also develop a developer testing and deployment tool, Amnesty Widget Factory.

To check out all the latest third party widgets visit Apple's Web site. Apple is currently adding an average of 12 new Widgets a day.