Most recent document sidebar gadget

March 26, 2007

I was looking through the Vista sidebar gadgets on live gallery and found this excellent gadget “Microsoft Office 2007 Recently Used Documents“.

“Quick and easy access to your most recently used Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 documents. This gadget lets you easily open, pin, or unpin the most recent items from your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint MRU. Requires Office 2007.”

I am using it now and have found it to be very useful, so I can recommend checking it out. Hopefully the list of files, which currently only support Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be expanded in the future.

Image of Microsoft Office 2007 Recently Used Documents Vista Sidebar Gadget

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Vista Gadget developers

January 15, 2007

It seems that Vista gadgets are causing a gadget developer war at SDM. Two of my colleagues Alex Burton (blurg) and Chris O’Connor (grumpy wookie) are challenging each other on who can develop a useful Vista gadget and have the most downloads from http://gallery.live.com/. I have to say that being an OptusNet user at home and also an avid reader of The Age, I have installed both and they are working well. This is starting to spark the creative juices in me and I am thinking that I may just have to join the war…however, I think I might develop something with an international audience in mind, thus increase my chances of getting record downloads.