gDesklets is a program which provides users the ability to install small applets or desktop widgets on the desktop. It is comparable to other desktop widget programs. The applets placed on the desktop are meant to be quick ways for the user to retrieve information and not get in the way of normal activity.

There are many gDesklets available from the gDesklets home page. Some of them include:

* Clocks
* Calendars
* Weather
* RSS feed aggregators
* Controls for other applications (such as XMMS and Pidgin)
* Animated toolbars
* Desktop notes
* System monitors