Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft unfortunately decided not to offer Windows Gadgets, some useful tools available for the desktop, any more. In addition, many gadget sites have disappeared.

To be sure they won’t get lost, I put my favorite gadgets here.

Weather

gadget_weather

Download

 

Web Radio

gadget_webradio

Download

For Shoutcast:

gadget_webradio_shoutcast

Download

 

CPU usage

gadget_cpu

Download

 

Ping

gadget_ping

Download

 

VNC

gadget_vnc

Download

Wake on LAN

gadget_wol

Download

 

(If an author does not want to be listed here, please send me a message)

 

Note: To run the gadget under Windows 8 / 8.1, use 8GadgetPack.

Note 2: Internet Explorer might try to add the .gadget extension to .zip when downloading. In this case simply rename the file back to .gadget (do not extract!) after download has finished.

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