Ashampoo Gadge It 1.0.1

Ashampoo Gadge It 1.0.1

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

"Liven up your desktop"

Overview

The Ashampoo Gadge It allows you to execute files, load web pages, send emails, load pictures with backgrounds, and much more through the use of a creation called "gadgets". With Ashampoo Gadge It, you can create desktop applications so you can access your most frequently used files and webpages with ease. Gadgets, as they're called, serve to make PC life simpler for the average person. You can even add pictures, themes, and background music to your gadgets quickly, which adds a fun factor to the whole gadget creation process.

Installation

Installation of Ashampoo Gadge It is very simple. There's no adware or spyware bundled with the program, and it's compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista. The file size of Ashampoo Gadge It is very small at only 35 megabytes, so installation takes only a few short minutes. Other than having Windows as your operating system, there's no other special requirements to get this application to work.

Interface

The interface of this program couldn't be any simpler and easier to use. Even a beginner can get the hang of using it by exploring the features for a few minutes. Before you know it, you'll be creating awesome gadgets that will make your everyday life easier. Need to check the weather? No problem! Just create a gadget that loads up the weather page of your choice with just 1 mouse click! Need to send an email with 1 click? No problem there either! Just set up a gadget to load an email to the address of your choice!

There's no macros with the program or consecutive launches of programs, so you're kind of limited to what you can accomplish with it. But you'll find that the interface really makes it easy to create outstanding gadgets that will simplify your PC life and allow you to accomplish simple tasks faster than ever before.

Among the options available in this program, some include:

  • Desktop/Sidebar Gadgets For Windows 7 And Vista
  • Windows XP Gadgets
  • Browser Menus For Well Known Browsers And Operating Systems
  • Sound Gadgets
  • Pre-Installed Themes And Backgrounds

Pros

  • Send Emails, Visit Webpages, Launch Applications, And More By Creating Standalone Or Sidebar Gadgets
  • Improves Overall Productivity By Allowing You Quick Access To Frequently Used Programs And Functions
  • Is Cheap To Purchase The Full Version
  • Is Small In File Size So It's Not A "Resource Hog"

Cons

  • There's No Macros Or Multiple Commands You Can Include In Each Button - You're Limited To Buttons That Serve A Single Purpose
  • Sidebar Gadgets Are Only Available For People With Windows 7/Vista

Alternatives

XWidget - With Xwidget, you can create and customize unlimited widgets for your Windows desktop. Simplify your PC experience by creating widgets for all your most accessed applications, files, webpages, and emails. Xwidget is highly rated in the reviews, and we think you'll find it to be at least as good as Ashampoo Gadge It, if not better. 

Windows 7 Gadgets Pack - With this software program, you can install multiple Windows 7 gadgets to make your PC life even easier than before. Gadgets can be installed with a single click, and you can choose from 25 functions, including calendars, clocks, and CPU monitoring. The Windows 7 Gadget Pack is a little buggy, but all in all it's well worth the download. 

Conclusion

Ashampoo Gadge It is very user friendly and easy to use even for beginners. You'll find that while Ashampoo Gadge It doesn't have the ability to launch multiple programs and functions with a single click, you can however install many buttons to give you quick and easy access to all your favorite functions. Instant emails, loading webpages and applications, and more. Also, the themes and backgrounds are a nice touch, and add a bit of personality to the gadgets themselves. We really like Ashampoo Gadge It and invite you to give it a quick download and see for yourself how useful gadgets can be.

Requirements: 128 MB RAM, Hard Disk Space 85 MB

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Ashampoo Gadge It on 27 May 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Ashampoo Gadge It Antivirus Report
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