Euro Stocks Widget

Note to users who update. Please write down the codes of your indices/stocks/funds before you update! Due to a design decision made earlier (to allow multiple instances of the widget, all with their own preferences) and the fact that Apple doesn’t provide a way to keep the unique widgetID between updates, the preferences of your widget won’t be retained between updates. I’m currently looking for a way to allow both (multiple instances and between-update-preferences).

The Euro Stocks widget.
Current version: 1.7
Download the widget here.
«Source available on GitHub»
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion & Mountain Lion).
Euro Stocks widget

  • All stocks, funds and indices that are featured on Yahoo! Finance can be shown.
  • Shows the current value, the absolute change or the relative change.
  • Can show you the highest risers and lowest fallers of any index.
  • Shows you the chart of the intraday results, of last month, three months, six months, one year, two years or five years. When available.

Version 1.7

  • Fixed deprecated Yahoo Finance URLs for data retrieval.
  • Various small bugfixes and improvements. See Github for all commits.

Version 1.6

  • Fixed deprecated Yahoo Finance URLs for data retrieval.
  • Fixed intraday chart to use new format.
  • Improved vertical grid label significance for values below 100.

Version 1.5

  • Fixed gibberish text: Yahoo Finance changed an URL.
  • Added: as contributed by user David B., a “move up/down” button on the back of the widget, to re-sort the existing stocks. Thanks David!

Version 1.4

  • Changed uppercase to lowercase on front (to allow longer names)
  • Fixed chart for Leopard
  • Fixed fetching some stocks/funds that wouldn’t load (now using UK instead of global Yahoo! source)
  • Known issue: “Done” button on back might appear wrong in Leopard

Version 1.2

  • Added intraday chart.
  • Added Risers/Fallers for indices.

Version 1.1

  • Removed unnecessary input filter, any stock can be added now.
  • The widget saves its preferences for every instance of itself. This means you can have as many instances of the widget opened at once as you like, they’ll all remember their settings.
  • Warning! Because of the abovementioned “preferences by instance” the widget has to be reconfigured the first time it is used.

In this screencast I’ll show you how you can use the widget. Have fun!
(Click to start playing)

You can find the original Euro Stocks widget here.

145 thoughts on “Euro Stocks Widget”

  1. Hello,

    I have your widget installed on my iMac OSX 10.5.8 for two years and previously worked very well for giving me my actions during the CAC 40 French stock market From.
    Suddenly it has stopped working and no longer consider my actions. PA on Yahoo Finance. Is Yahoo that is involved or soft?
    Thank you to enlighten me on this problem.

  2. Hi Broes, same comment as all others. Your widget does not respond any more. Shows invalid figures or temp, etc
    The only thing that works are the charts who show correct values. Please tell us what is the problem and what do you intend to do.
    Thanks in advance for your help

  3. Euro Stocks Widget werkt al een tijd niet meer op de twee Macs waar het is geinstalleerd. Ik heb op beiden 10.5.8

  4. Your widget doesn't work any more, and I was very happy using it every day.

    Could you tell us if you are thinking of fixing this problem very soon, or if it is more serious with no solution at short term ?

    Thanks for your answer

  5. @jiri
    Thanks for the feedback. I only tested with Safari, should've tested with FireFox as well. The link is now fixed and will create a file with the name "".

  6. Hello,

    With Update 1.06 now everything is OK!

    Thank you very much.

  7. Hello. Just loaded up 1.6, and everything works ok, except the symbol for the dow jones industrial average, ^dji, is not recognized, and yields the 'temp' result. Can you investigate? Thanks in advance.

  8. Thank you jiri! Works perfectly! Broes, ^DJI used to work in version 1.5. No matter, all ok now.

  9. Thanks Broes. Works fine now. If we could then maybe get a more mac -like way to input the stock codes, and maybe also a better way to find the codes(?) Would surely be appreciated 🙂

  10. Hi again. Just a small detail. Currencyconversion USDEUR=X, works only on the graph - not the percentageindication. Any solution?


  11. What happened? I updated and this widget no longer works. The codes dissaperaed, replaced by "temp" the space on the 'I" page has mysterious blank line items. The codes I used to use no longer work.

    Yikes! It's broken.

  12. When somethings for free then u have to put some effort to make it works. Read the manuals. If theres not then rtfm again.

  13. Looks like there's a problem again with the new version - it shows a price and a date rather than the ticker symbol and price.

  14. Got a problem as well: when I select a stockin the list, the graphs displays the item which is above the stock selected.

  15. Euro widget is no longer updating danish stocks. Foreign stocks seems to be updated fine.


  16. Hi Broes,

    seems that Yahoo again changed something!? Widget doesn't work well since some days

  17. Yes I can see that for requesting some stocks, the widget goes bonkers. Maybe I need to switch the widget to Google finance or the XML feed of Yahoo, but I haven't got a lot of spare time nowadays. Will see what I can do, but the widget is pretty much coded towards the "old" Yahoo finance interface.

  18. Mac OS Lion said the is not valid widget. The widget is not compatible with Lion?

  19. Since last week or so 3 stocks of the list are displaying the following:

    rdsb.nx 0.00 n/a% (For the stock RDSB.NX)
    6.553 3/7/2012 n/a% (For the stock INGA.AS)
    14.958 3/7/2012 n/a% (For the stock PHIA.AS)

    The rest of the stocks in the same list have no problems at al. I have version 1.6.

  20. I know this sounds a bit pathetic, but I've downloaded Eurostocks to my Apple Desktop but cannot get it to appear in the Dashboard. Can you help?

  21. @john coles

    search at your download folder for some like ""
    open it and after that should be easy

  22. I like the widget. I would love to have a 1 week time base option. 1 day is to fine for me and on 1 month I cannot see what is currently happening on the stock as it is too wide ...

  23. What has happened in this latest update, I loved this widget but this mornign I updated to the new version and it is now very poor.

    Now each stock does not show the stock code or name, the percentages do not work and most od the space is taken up by todays date.

    What have you done! Again I loved this widget before but I will now be deleting this version as it is unusable. Have I downloaded a corrupt version or were these changes intentional?

    Thanks, Joe

  24. @Joe T: nope, those changes were not what I had in mind and sure weren't the result of what I tested. Can you give me some stock code examples? That way I can check what's going wrong.

  25. Hi Broes,

    Panic over - after a restart of my system everything is back looking as it should, name is displayed, %ages are all being displayed and the long date has disappeared. No idea what the issue was, I guess I should have taken a screen grab.

    Anyway big thumbs up for a great widget, the most used...and briefly this morning the most missed widget I have!

    Cheers, Joe

  26. @Joe T: I'm happy it worked out alright for you. Thank you for using the widget and taking the time to give feedback!

  27. Bloody useless. The upgrade doesn't warn that it will wipe all your currently stored stocks.
    Everything needs to be re-entered. AVOID!!!!

  28. @DiJit, I'm pretty sure the first paragraph before the download link (above) explains the exact behaviour of updating. It's the tradeoff between supporting multiple instances of one widget (each with their own preferences/list of stocks) or just one.
    When you update the widget, due to the way Apple implemented the Dashboard update behaviour, it will remove all existing instances of the updated widget and replace all with just one new instance. The same applies to its preferences. The only way to remedy this, would be to only allow a single set of preferences for all instances of the same widget. This was the way the widget behaved in the past and this also didn't fly well with a large group of users.
    So, sorry to disappoint you, but the widget just can't cater to everyone's needs.

  29. Hi Broes,

    Als ik de widget aanklik krijg ik de melding 'U kunt het bestand 'EuroStocks-1.7.wdgt' niet installeren omdat het geen geldige widget is.' ?
    OSX 10.6.8 Enig idee?



  30. But now, Version 1.7 fail to display price and % of Spain stocks !!! Example: TEF.MC REP.MC but name and graph is OK. USA stocks, France .PA, .DE .IT run OK. I run Tiger 10.4.11

  31. I have updated to version 1.7 but it still has a problem.

    With a long list of stocks, the move down button works but the move up button overwrites the name of the stock above but leaves the name of the stock below, so there are 2 copies of the moved stock and a stock has disappeared.

    A second improvement would be to make the Add button the default, so it will work with the Enter key.

    Thanks for the very useful widget!

  32. Since a week or so the charts are no longer displayed, although the actual values are displayed correctly.
    Just to let you know (well, actually hoping it will be fixed soon(er or later)).
    Kind regards,
    Nord-Jan Vermeer

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