Google Gadgets are mini-applications that work with the Google homepage, Google Desktop, or any page
on the web. They can range from simple HTML to complex applications, and can be a calendar, a weather
globe, a media player, and much much more.
Gadgets might come in handy when you're at work (to-do list, currency converter, calendar), at school
(calculator, Wikipedia, translation tool), or just passing time (news, blogs, games). You can add
gadgets you like to your Google personalized homepage and, if you have Google Desktop installed, you
can also add gadgets to your computer's desktop.