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Google is expected to release a new Google Desktop for Mac, which will allow you to run Google Gadgets (thus far available on Windows OS only) on OS X-based Apple computers. The application needs 10.4 or higher versions of OS X. The gadgets — widgets, in […]

Google is expected to release a new Google Desktop for Mac, which will allow you to run Google Gadgets (thus far available on Windows OS only) on OS X-based Apple computers. The application needs 10.4 or higher versions of OS X. The gadgets — widgets, in plain speak — will run inside of Apple Dashboard, adding more utility to the Apple widget platform. Here are some of the same Google Gadgets, in case you want to try them out: YouTube ( to search and watch YouTube videos from Dashboard) and Weather Globe. This is where you find many different Google Gadgets.

It is a pretty simple install process. You download the latest build of Google Desktop for Mac. Install the application and once you are done installing, a window opens and offers you many different widgets. You click on the ones you like, and the widget is installed inside your Dashboard. My favorite Google Gadget: Google SMS. Easy way to get local information.

  1. Man their widgets/gadgets are just plain Jane ugly. Was anyone really waiting for these?

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  2. It should be noted that Google Gadgets have been running in Dashboard for over a year, via the lightweight and free Amnesty Generator. This of course is a still an option for those Mac users who aren’t in the mood to install the bulky Google Desktop.

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  3. Seems like they’re just converting the gadgets into widgets, as opposed to adding a new runtime.

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  4. Other than the adsense one I run on my desktop I can’t think of any I couldn’t live without on my laptop, but it’s always good to spread them around and give some flexibility right?

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  5. [...] you to run Google Gadgets (thus far available on Windows OS only) on OS X-based Apple computers. via GigaOM. var OutbrainPermaLink=”http://dailyconnect.in/2007/11/29/google-gadgets-coming-to-the-mac/”; var [...]

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