Gadgets are all the rage at the moment. They have been sitting around on desktops since the introduction of Windows Vista a few years back, but now, thanks to advances in technology they are more popular than ever! Here is my list of some of the best free downloadable gadgets for your desktop.

System Monitor

This particularly useful gadget is absolutely fantastic for those that like to keep a close eye on their computer. At a glance you will be able to tell how much memory you are using, the processor utilization and the status of all of your hard drives. Never has a gadget been so useful. Download here:

Simple Search Bar

Think of all of that rigmarole you need to go through in order to carry out simple searches online. You have to open up your desktop, browse to your favorite search engine and type in a bar. With this gadget you can just search the most popular search engines right from your desktop. Simple, but effective. Download Here:

MSN Weather Widget

As computer lovers we very rarely venture outside (according to some) and thus don’t really get to experience the weather in all of its glory. With this handy little gadget you will know exactly what the temperature is outside without leaving the comfort of your own home, or even opening up the windows! You can also tell the temperature of anywhere in the world. Download Here:

Clipboard Manager

I have lost count of the amount of times I have copied something important for a document, and then accidentally overrode it with a funny picture I want to send to my girlfriend! With this handy little gadget you will be able to take a quick look at your clipboard history and save any embarrassment. Download here:

Auto Translator

This gadget does exactly what it says on the tin. Just copy and paste text from any foreign language and get it written back in English which is semi-understandable. Of course, it isn’t always going to be highly accurate, but you will get the gist of it. Download here:

Amazon Search

Amazon is well known for being one of the cheapest places online for almost anything your heart desires. Why not use this cool little gadget to find everything on Amazon that you want quickly and easily? Download:

Battery Meter

Own a laptop? If you do then you will most likely be annoyed by that little flashing icon that says you only have 5 minutes battery life left. With this cool little widget you can know exactly how much battery life you have left at all times. This is going to save you from doing James Bond-Esque stunts across the room to grab your charger before it’s too late. Download Here:

MSN Headlines

Want to stay up to date on the latest news of the world but simply cannot be bothered to switch on the TV or browse to  a news website? Then you need this gadget. Download Here:


Get chills every time you close that browser knowing that you can’t keep up to date on the pointless world of what your friends are doing? You need this nifty little gadget, and you need it now! Download Link: