"Conky Manager 2"
is available instead. (not to be confused with Tony George's "Conky Manager" version 2 which included up to version 2.4)
An ongoing solution is Conky Manager
2 seen here(picking up the version starting at 2.5): https://github.com/zcot/conky-manager2
(not available as ppa, however very easy to build from source with included instructions
-but just to give some technical detail behind this:
The original by "teejee2008" Tony George is not receiving any updates and has not for years. Although you can load it with the launchpad ppa, it will not install on a system past Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial(Mint 18.x). You can see the original code base here: https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager
The problem with the launchpad code is that since it was not updated after 2014 it doesn't work correctly after Ubuntu 16.04 (equal with Mint 18.x).
Also, it does not fully work with the newer conky version that has been available from Ubuntu 16.04 / Mint 18.x onward, -it does not recognize/load/run the newer conky 1.10 config formats.
I wanted conky 1.10 recognition more than any other part of the program, so I worked on it and offered a patch solution to the original code, to take care of the conky 1.10 config formats. However, Tony has moved on to other more interesting projects and offered that I should fork it, so I did. see some reference here: https://github.com/teejee2008/conky-manager/pull/3
At this point these are the added solutions to the original work:
1. support for 1.10 conky configs
2. Dutch translation by Vistaus
3. Portuguese-Brazil translation added by tioguda
4. default nvidia theme fixed by jamartin9
5. support for import of non-ConkyManagerTheme archive(.cmtp). Import .zip, .tar, or other varieties it does not have to be a compliant "theme" package.