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This is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we come back to the Calendar. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the calendar, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you just can type in Calendar and Google Calendar will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right?
Immediately, you will see the calendar on the side bar of Desktop Search. You will be able to maximize it, browse the past and future months and, if you have a Google account (for example Gmail users) you access to the advanced features: keep track of events and share with friends and family.
All this cool features are accessible for you free of charge, and no matter if your are a Windows, Linux or Macintosh user.
- It's free, quick access, runs on Linux and Mac in addition to Windows
- Not a standalone application. You need Google Desktop, you need a Google account for full access to features, doesn't display more than one month at a time