Good news! Google Desktop used to have issues with the 64-bit of Windows 7, requiring some command-line strangeness to install and some gadgets that just wouldn’t work properly. I found myself missing the convenience of the fantastic Gmail & Google Calendar gadgets this morning, so I decided to see if the situation had improved. Lo-and-behold, it now installs without issue and the gadgets work great! If you’re a regular user of Google’s suite of apps, installing Google Desktop and enabling the built in Gmail / Calendar gadgets is definitely worth the effort.
Now, they just need to create a quick gadget to access my Google Tasks and we’ll be all set. :)