June 23rd, 2010 / 3 Comments » / by Admin
The GMail Reader is a windows 7 gadget that connects to Google Mail’s servers and authenticates with your account using the Google Accounts API. Every now and then it requests the latest 20 mails from your account, notifying you with a sound if any new emails have arrived.
Clicking on a mail takes you conveniently to gmail.com. This gadget is essential in order to have a complete sidebar! (Unless you’re not using gmail of course.)
You can easily customize the sound that’s being played by replacing the notify.wav file located in
May 22nd, 2010 / 14 Comments » / by Admin
The Traffic Gadget is one of Microsoft’s featured windows 7 gadgets. It connects to Bing Maps and fetches traffic information from your selected city. Roads are highlighted with a color to display the speed of traffic, green being fast, yellow and red being slower and gray being a complete stop.
This desktop gadget helps you decide what route to take home from work, how to not get late for that very important meeting etc. Why not install a computer in your car? Just think of all those windows 7 gadgets you could enjoy on the road!
Unfortunately Bing Maps only seems to be providing traffic information for the major cities in the US, and only for the larger roads, but that might improve in the future. The gadget should work on both win7 and Windows Vista. Read more…
May 2nd, 2010 / 21 Comments » / by Admin
The Shoutcast gadget is another gadget from Orbmu2k.org, following the same design scheme as the others. This gadget will play your favorite music from any radio stream available on the internet. There are four streams to pick from scratch, all from Radio Top 40, including Top 40 Electro.
Along with these four streams there is also a Custom option available for you to enter any stream URL you want. Listening to a good radio station has never been so easy! Get yourself a nice pair of speakers, a hi-fi amplifier and a decent sound card, and you’ll be rocking in no time!
Don’t forget to turn up the volume!
April 18th, 2010 / 17 Comments » / by Admin
Although this gadget has got Vista in its name, it works perfectly for Windows 7 as well. This is your basic calculator and does what a basic calculator is expected to. It handles 8 digits in contracted size and 14 when expanded. It also has a few scientific functions such as logarithmic functions and trigonometric functions, only accessible when expanded. The theme is said to be inspired by the Stock s gadget by Microsoft Corporation.
From the configuration panel you can choose between degrees and radians.
With this gadget you don’t need to go into the star menu every time you need a calculator, try it out!
April 17th, 2010 / 17 Comments » / by Admin
This small and compact gadget lets you change your system volume with ease. It displays your selected volume in windows with nice graphics and also has meters for actual volume output for left and right channels. The volume can be changed by either clicking the volume bar or scrolling with the mouse wheel. A middle click on the gadget will mute the volume completely.
There are 50 different skins to choose from when configuring this gadget, so It’s bound to fit in nicely to the rest of your windows 7 desktop gadgets.
April 2nd, 2010 / 45 Comments » / by Admin
This desktop gadget comes in handy all the time if you are like me and have to switch between languages every so often. Able to translate between 54 different languages this gadget is really awesome. It uses Google’s translate service and does a pretty good job translating text.
Like many other gadgets the design isn’t very sexy, but that’s a trivial matter.
Language Translator Gadget
March 7th, 2010 / 4 Comments » / by Admin
Adsensor gadget fetches information from your Google AdSense account. It will update every fifteen minutes and shows earnings, clicks and impressions for today and yesterday, as well as an average and the months total stats.
March 7th, 2010 / 20 Comments » / by Admin
Built as a streamlined and simple extension to Microsofts Remote Desktop Client this gadget takes you to your servers desktops in a click, right from, you guess right, your own desktop!
Remote Desktop Gadget
February 7th, 2010 / 19 Comments » / by Admin
If you are one of the many people addicted to facebook this gadget is for you! Facebook explorer tracks your messages, friends activities, event invitations and more. You can also change your status message easily.
January 17th, 2010 / 84 Comments » / by Admin
The GPU Observer Gadget, released by Orbmu2k, is an all-in-one desktop gadget for both Nvidia and ATI graphics cards. Select your card from a list, unless it’s already been selected for you, as well as some display options and you’re ready to go.
GPU Observer Gadget
It can show temperatures, fan speeds, loads, memory usage and clock speed to help you keep an eye out for overheating or faulty graphic cards. You can even run several instances of the gadget if you have got more than one graphic card.
This is my personal favorite of all the windows 7 gadgets I’ve tested, so try it out yourself! Read more…