Even with no updates in the past couple of months, GD Simple Widgets is alive and well. This is mainly big fixing release for both Pro and Lite versions, with additional code cleanup done with Pro version. Several SQL related problems are fixed, and info files updated.
There was a bug in Popular Posts widget, causing for number to duplicate if the filtering by categories is used and some posts are in multiple categories. This is now fixed. Main widget class had few minor bugs, including bug in excerpt function in Pro version, also now fixed.
Over the next 2-3 weeks, Pro version will get more work done including caching of entire widgets that will improve speed of the widgets, and also 2 more widgets will be added.
Plugin Page: http://www.dev4press.com/plugins/gd-simple-widgets/
Free Download: http://www.dev4press.com/free-downloads/