Staying connected with our friends and family is important in this day and age when we’re all busy. Facebook Gadget is a tool that can keep you connected to your account on the social network straight from the desktop.
The software is a nice gadget that integrates perfectly in the Google Desktop. It can be extended by clicking on the icon in the sidebar.
Another option is to unlock the app from the dock. Then, the frame can be moved around the screen and place in any spot you want.
The small interface includes icons for various Facebook notification types. Thus, anytime a new message or a friend request is received, the app lets you know. Also, if any new “pokes” have been received since signing in, or there are any new pending event invites, they are displayed in the widget.
A small number appears next to whichever category the notification fits in. Thus, the widget lets you know whenever there’s any activity on the Facebook account. However, viewing any of these can only be done in the default browser.
Also, the app sports a button that can give you fast access to the Facebook homepage.
In order to set up the gadget, you need to log into the Facebook account. If you want to disconnect the widget from the social network, you can do so from the drop-down menu that comes with the app.
All in all, Facebook Gadget is a nice tool that can come in handy if you’re an avid user of the website. Inexperienced users should find the app easy to figure out, thanks to the overall simplicity of the widget.