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We've compiled a list of 10 free and paid alternatives to Microsoft Gadgets. The primary competitors include Rainmeter, XWidget. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Microsoft Gadgets and Start8, KDE Plasma Workspaces, ThemeWidgets. Also you can look at other similar options here: About.

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KDE Plasma Workspaces
Free Open Source

Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE.

Theme Widgets has eight small apps that run on your PC desktop.

AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could...

8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10.

Free Open Source

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An integrated workspace environment, Winstep Xtreme is a powerful suite of desktop enhancement...

Amnesty Generator
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Easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages, blogs or...

Microsoft Gadgets are light-weight single-purpose applications that can sit on the users computer...

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Microsoft Gadgets Overview

Microsoft Gadgets are light-weight single-purpose applications that can sit on the users computer desktop, or are hosted on a web page. According to Microsoft, it will be possible for the different types of gadgets to run on different environments without modification, but this is currently not the case.

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