I have been hesitating "upgrading" to macOS Catalina from Mojave because of its loss of the Dashboard. I know that the Notification Center's "Today" view is supposed to replace the functionality of the Dashboard, and I'm willing to adapt to a new workflow if it's possible to recreate it in the newer OS version, but thus far I haven't found the same set of widgets that I use in the Dashboard.
Notification Center seems to have a different set of working assumptions than Dashboard. That is, instead of installing widgets, you have to install an application that supports a Notification Center extension. Apps produced these days are mostly trying to grab your attention (hence "Notification" Center) rather than providing useful functions.
Specifically, there are a couple of dictionaries, including the built-in dictionary app and a 3rd party foreign language dictionary, that I frequently use in the Dashboard. There is also a general-purpose web clipper tool that you can use to create a new widget out of a website.
- Some secret rich repository of Notification Center widgets I don't know about where I might find a replacement for the dictionaries I use?
- A way to search the Apple App Store for applications that offer widgets?
- Some magic I can do with Script Editor to expose a widget from a current app like the macOS Dictionary?