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Google Gadgets, and the latest version of Google Desktop Thursday, 11 May 2006 3:52 pm

Posted by Dongmei in What's new at Google?!.

Yesterday Google released its newest version of Google Desktop, and introduced the exciting news of Google Gadgets. So now, besides searching your desktop, you can integrate these cool G Gadgets, visually appealing mini-applications like clocks, weather globes, etc. (search tools, games, media players … ) to your desktop.

My favorites? The Weather Globe (choose your city, view weather data for 4 days, with some cool animation effects), the Scratch Pad (if you have any ideas, just start writing on the desktop, and it will automatically save for you, you can choose to save as a file on your pc too), the Battery Meter (stay alert by checking your computer’s battery power with one glance, with an icon shows whether you’re plugged in or not, this is esp. useful if you're using a laptop). 

weather globe     Scratch Pad       battery meter  analog clock          

You can choose to dock all (or some) your G Gadgets on the sidebar, or undock them and move them anywhere on your desktop, simply click on the pull-down arrow on the gadgets.  If you get annoyed by the "sidebar", switch to the "floating deskbar" mode or the "deskbar" mode that sits in your Window's taskbar, click on the "gadgets" icon in the taskbar will toggle the undocked gadgets on or off your desktop.  If you have a Google Account, you can even save your Google Gadget content and settings across multiple computers running Google Desktop (click here to find how).

View all new features of Google Desktop.

Read the announcement on the Inside Google Desktop blog.



1. Cool Gadgets - Monday, 16 April 2007 1:10 am

wow…ive been using google for all my research thing…and they are the best….very great job

2. Sabu - Thursday, 22 May 2008 1:30 pm

Google Gadgets are really handy and nice stuff for people of all walks of life. For example, I found a cool gadget for latest jobs and conference info for science students, faculty and research people. Once can add the same to iGoogle homepage from http://www.google.com/ig/adde?synd=open&source=ggyp&moduleurl=www.thesciencejobs.com/sciencejobs.xml

3. Noora'dheen - Saturday, 10 January 2009 5:13 am

Cool Gadget

4. iqbal husain - Saturday, 28 March 2009 9:52 am

gogle software is my first choice. i like it very much as it is advanced and have quality. Thnk u google team. please download the latest version of gadget. Thank you.

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