Thursday, February 21, 2008

Featured Gadget: - Pollen Levels

This blog periodically features a Google Desktop gadget and a quote from someone who uses it. If you'd like to recommend a gadget, send an email to desktop-gadgets AT google DOT com.

Kev Sherman, an application developer and father of two who lives just outside Philadelphia, says: "It's simple and easy to use. The pollen forecast really helped me prepare for my seasonal allergies. I was able to plan for when to take medication before my symptoms acted up. I can also check the pollen levels for when I'm traveling."

An anonymous reviewer says: "Great tool! I have it set up on both my home and work computers, with each set to their local zip codes. It’s interesting to see the difference in the Pollen 4-day forecast between these 2 areas."

More information | Download gadget

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine's gadgets

When I was a kid, Valentine's Day meant a lunch bag full of chalky candies and paper cutouts. While candy and paper hearts are still options, now you can celebrate digitally with Desktop gadgets. Here's a romantic rundown of some sugar-free recent additions.

By Teodor Filimon

This gadget brought back childhood memories of playing "she loves me, she loves me not" in the schoolyard. It's pretty accurate — she loves me not. :( But if I choose the "Always perfect ending" mode from the Options dialog, then she loves me, after all.


Love Quotes
By Bijoy Thangaraj and Narasimhan DL

Warm your heart this Valentine's Day with inspirational love quotes. My favorite: "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."

Mac, Windows

Love Meter
By Vishnu.S

Type in two names, and the gadget calculates a love compatibility score.

Mac, Windows

By Bijoy Thangaraj and Narasimhan DL

A lovely photo frame for you and your sweetheart.

Drag and drop your pictures onto the gadget. Watch what happens when you fill the frames!


Valentine's Day Countdown
By Vishnu.S

This gadget is for you lucky people with big plans this February 14th.

Mac, Windows
For yet more gadgets, see last year's Valentine's Day post. Happy Valentine's Day from the Google Desktop Team!