Alternatives to Windows Sidebar for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • Pokki icon

    Pokki

    Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

    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

  • Moo0 System Monitor

    Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.

    Free Personal Windows

  • 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.
  • Free Desktop Widget Toolbox icon

    Free Desktop Widget Toolbox

    Download a multi widget toolbox. Use an elegant and clean display with one-click access. Use widgets, including Countdown Timer, Logbook Calculator, Month view Calendar, Rich Notes Editor, Slides Whiteboard, Weather Forecast and a...

    Free Windows

  • GiMeSpace QuickMenu icon

    GiMeSpace QuickMenu

    While Microsoft is annoying Windows desktop users with metro/modernUI, and other companies are restoring things back to the old, GiMeSpace is offering desktop users something much better: the simplest and fastest task launcher and...

    Commercial Windows

    • Windows sidebar allows user to display various information on desktop through "widgets", QuickMenu is an alternative way to switch/start programs. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Cubiez icon

    Cubiez

    Cubiez takes what you love the most about your mobile phones and brings it to your computer: instant access to your favorite content and apps. Seamless - Provides a convenience no Operating System currently can. Non-Intrusive -...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Homepage not available.
  • 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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