Members of modern society are full of collectors. We collect gadgets. We collect photos. I’m a member. I collect movie trailers.
Apple’s QuickTime web site makes it easy to grab and download trailer videos of the latest movies. Now, there’s a Dashboard Widget for your Mac which lets you know when new video trailers are available and gets you to them with a single click.
I Collect, Therefore, I Am
I’m not sure when my movie trailer collecting days began, but I’ve got movie trailers that go back to the last century. Sometimes I’ll grab a movie trailer to download only to find out later that the movie was a real stinker.
Stinker trailers get deleted. Blair Witch, I’m lookin’ at you.
Otherwise, my collection gets updated regularly with new trailers, sometimes a couple for each movie.
And, as good digital gardener, I prune my collection from time to time. The real problem is keeping the collection up to date. That requires frequent trips to Apple’s QuickTime movie trailer web page.
Click For Quicker, Easier, Better, Now
One of the tools I use to keep track of new movie trailers is the Dashboard Widget, Apple Latest Movie Trailers. Yeah, it needs a new name, but this is so simple to use, why muck it up with a different name.
If you’re looking for more, stop looking. There’s not any more.
Apple Latest Movie Trailers is a Widget with the latest movie trailers. Set your Dashboard to pop open by moving the mouse pointer to a hot corner.
Once the Dashboard opens on your Mac’s screen, you’ll see the latest movie trailers.
I told you it would be easy. Scroll to read the movie’s details.
Click on a link to open the movie trailer in Safari so you can select a trailer to download. Movie trailer. One click.
Wouldn’t it be better to bookmark Apple’s movie trailer site and check it from time to time? Maybe. But not easier because you still have to browse around. Apple Latest Movie Trailers puts movie releases in chronological order so you don’t have to browse through trailers that have been sitting around.
Besides, it, as is the case with most Dashboard Widgets, is free. It takes up more Widget screen real estate than it needs, otherwise, it’s a quick and easy way to find out what’s new, and makes it easy to find the trailer with a click.