Alternatives to VBGadgets for all platforms with any license

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  • Rainmeter icon

    Rainmeter

    Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or...

    Open Source Windows

  • XWidget icon

    XWidget

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.com/

    Free Windows Android Android Tablet

  • 8GadgetPack icon

    8GadgetPack

    8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10.

    Free Windows

  • ThemeWidgets icon

    ThemeWidgets

    Theme Widgets has eight small apps that run on your PC desktop. The apps cover different tasks such as: clock, calculator, weather, notes, calendar, timer, stopwatch and a whiteboard. This will hopefully grow over time. They all...

    Free Windows

  • gDesklets icon

    gDesklets

    gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. You can populate your desktop with status meters, icon bars, weather...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated since 2011 and the official website is no longer available. The unofficial website http://gdesklets.info/archive/ maintains an archive of new and old desklets.
  • SE-DesktopApps icon

    SE-DesktopApps

    SE-DesktopApps is set of desktop tools that can help you in your daily routine and increase your productivity: explorer, desktop notes, media player, program launcher, clock with alarms and wallpaper changer. With SE-DesktopApps...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The company stopped development for its applications. Last versions can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Vista Rainbar icon

    Vista Rainbar

    Vista Rainbar is a Windows Sidebar clone for Rainmeter. Entirely free and easy for using, this sidebar, whose you can change the background between around ten choice, offers many gadgets such as clock, calendar, RSS feeds...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 4.3, was released on July 2008, but it is still downloadable.
  • Open Sidebar

    Open Sidebar is a vertical bar on your Windows Desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized. This project is written on C#.

    Open Source Windows

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