Windows Sidebar Gadgets
Windows Sidebar is the gadget platform in Windows Vista and Windows 7. It allows you to install small, specialized mini-apps that are always on your desktop. If you use Mac OS, check out my Dashboard Widgets, too.
TopProcessThis simple Sidebar gadget shows the top processes on your system - the processes that are consuming the most CPU, Memory (Working Set), or IO (Bytes Written/Read). By default it shows the top three processes by CPU, but it can be configured to show more or less. Available in English, Italian, Japanese, French and Russian. More info... Install TopProcess Code at GitHub
Xbox Live GamercardThis very simple Sidebar gadget just shows an Xbox Live Gamercard. When docked, it scales to fit in the sidebar, and when undocked, it's full size (except in Windows 7, where docking doesn't make sense). More info... Install Xbox Live Gamercard Code at GitHub
360Voice.com ChallengesThis gadget keeps you up to date on your 360Voice.com Challenges. 360Voice challenges let you compete with your friends to see how many Xbox 360 achievement points you can gain in a set period of time. The sidebar gadget shows the current standings, the time left, and the amount of gamerscore that has been earned during the day that hasn't been tallied into the standings yet. Also, when the challenge is over, it displays the results until your next challenge starts. Install 360Voice.com Challenges Code at GitHub