Google gadgets are not your real tangible gadgets, but rather a collection of mini tools that are meant to enhance your Web experience. They are compatible with all the Google based applications like, iGoogle, Google desktop and Google Page creator. Here is a list of ten great Google Gadgets.
Google Countdown is a mixture of reminder and an alarm clock. You can use it to countdown a contest or an online poll, etc. The countdown gadget helps you keep track of time, remaining days and dates and is even helpful to remember important appointments.
2. Google translator
If as a blogger you feel that you want to tap into a multilingual audience then this is the device for you. With the help of a simple drop down menu, any user can translate the entire text in their native language. For users operating on Google chrome, the service is available in the form of a pop up.
3. Digg 2.0
Digg 2.0 is the latest version. Digg is an online community that rates content over the Internet. You can depend on Digg to get quality updates on news, movies, fashion, etc. You can also track the activity of your friends.
4. Slim RSS reader
Keeping track of multiple RSS feeds is also possible via Google reader. With Slim RSS reader, you can display multiple RSS feed on your blog. You just have to enter the RSS feed, number of items, the title of the page or post and Slim will take care of the rest.
5. YouTube gadget
You tube videos account for major Web traffic. Choosing and selecting relevant videos is often a very difficult task. The YouTube gadget is a one stop solution for that. You can display the most visited or most rated videos on your site. Viewers will be able to see those videos without having to leave your Website.
6. Google Talk
Popularly it is also known as simple G talk. Google talk allows you to have chat with your online contacts. You can also change your status update with Google talk. It allows you to do audio and video chat.
7. Photo of the minute
If you are one of those people who always desire to use Flickr images for your blog post, then this is the gadget for you. You can pick any image from the photo sharing site Flickr, change its dimensions according to your needs and publish it on your blog.
8. Google Calendar
This also works like a reminder. You can publish and share important event dates and deadlines on your blog post with the help of the Google calendar.
9. Dilbert Widget
Dilbert is indeed one of the best office based cartoon strips all over the world. In its current syndication, it is read by millions of readers. With the help of this simple gadget, you can share any random Dilbert comic strip on your blog post.
10. Date and time
It is simple gadget that allows you to show time date on your Blog. You can customize it to show different time zones in a single window.