29 Oct 2006 - 19 Sep 2021
What are gadgets powered by Google?
Gadgets powered by Google are miniature objects made by Google users like you
that offer cool and dynamic content that can be placed on any page on the web.
Gadgets might come in handy when you're at work (to-do list, currency converter, calendar), at school (calculator, Wikipedia, translation tool), or just passing time (news, blogs, games). You can add gadgets
you like to iGoogle
and, if you have Google Desktop
installed, you can also add gadgets to your computer's desktop
Enhance Your Own Website
Add gadgets to your webpage
You can now use gadgets to make your webpages even more interesting and useful to your visitors. For instance, you can add your city’s current temperature or a quote of the day to your own page. Just pick the gadget you want from our directory of “gadgets for your webpage,” customize that gadget, and copy-and-paste the HTML into your page's source code. Then, reload to see the gadget on your page. Find gadgets for your webpage.
Reach More People With Your Content
Make your own gadgets
Gadgets can be a great way to present information you care about to web surfers everywhere. People can add your gadget to iGoogle or to their other pages across the web (which countless other web surfers can then see). Gadgets can be quick and simple, like the countdown gadget
, or complex and professional, like the Entertainment Weekly gadget
. And creating a gadget is easy — anyone with even a little experience with web design or programming can do it. Learn more.
Example gadget on a blog: