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Window Gadgets Calculator

By Window Gadgets Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 10, 2009

Window Gadgets Calculator allows users to add an attractive customizable calculator to their desktop. Although the program is, at heart, just a calculator, users will appreciate having the ability to easily change the look of the interface.

The program's interface is like that of any basic calculator; no scientific functions or graphing capabilities to be found here. The calculator's rounded corners give it a sleek feel that integrates well with later versions of Windows. Beyond performing arithmetic, the program's only feature is the ability to change its skin. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy this was to do. We expected to have to go to a Web site, browse through skins, and then download the ones that we liked. Window Gadgets Calculator has a much more elegant solution; users simply click a button on the interface and are taken to a display of different skins. The program comes with four of them, which displayed in an upper pane; below that is a lower pane with other skins available for download. Downloading these skins is as simple as dragging and dropping them to the upper pane. There's a fairly wide variety of skins available, including various colors, flower patterns, camouflage, and the Union Jack. The program has no Help file, but it doesn't really need one; its basic features make it quite intuitive.

Window Gadgets Calculator is free. It installs desktop icons without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users looking for a basic, skinnable calculator.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.0.32

General

Date Added November 21, 2008
Version 2.5.0.32

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Popularity

Total Downloads 37,879
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Window Gadgets Calculator is a simple calculator gadget that sits on your desktop. Window Gadgets are customizable mini applications for Microsoft Windows that can be resized and placed anywhere on your desktop. You can change the design of any gadget by clicking the top left button or connecting online to choose and download more designs. Click on the bottom right corner to resize.