Windows desktop gadgets are small applications that run on the desktop and are sometimes called “Windows Sidebar,” “Desktop gadgets” or “Windows gadgets”.
It was introduced with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Since Q4 2011, Microsoft has no longer supported the uploading of new gadgets to their gadget gallery, saying they want to instead “focus on the exciting
possibilities of the newest version of Windows.” However, this doesn’t mean that gadgets no longer work or that you can’t get them anymore. The most popular,
most sought-after and highest-rated gadgets for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are here. We’re still rolling
out new gadgets and updates, and all our gadgets are 100% free for use.