The right Windows gadget can help you get things done quickly and easily. Since the introduction of Windows Vista's sidebar gadgets, I'm now able to keep up with the latest headline news, weather and stock quotes right from my desktop. Furthermore, with the new Windows 7, you can run those gadgets directly from your desktop without having to have Windows sidebar running.
I love these Windows gadgets. Unfortunately, not many companies are developing them at this time. Therefore, we have very limited selections. However, there are still several good ones out there. Here is a list of top 5 Windows gadgets to add to your collection.
This is a Twitter gadget that lets you do basic twitter tasks, such as sending and viewing all the tweets from your friends, right from your desktop.
This gadget enables Windows users to remotely connect to other computers in their network. This is a very useful gadget; especially you have a network of computers located long distance and would like to control them right from your desktop.
Blue Calendar Gadget
This gadget changes the original Microsoft calendar gadget to blue in color. This new blue matches the Windows 7 color scheme. Hey, who would not want more color choices 🙂
Windows Live "What's New" (Beta)
This is a very useful gadget if you find yourself constantly checking what your friends are doing across multiple social networks, such as twitter, Flickr, StumbleUpon, custom blogs, etc. This gadget displays your Windows Live "what's new" feed on your desktop with real-time updates.
Simple Search Bar
This gadget lets you search the web using Google, Yahoo and Live Search right from your desktop.