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    Open Sidebar Alternatives

    Open Sidebar is described as 'vertical bar on your Windows Desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized. This project is written on C#'. There are nine alternatives to Open Sidebar for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is XWidget, which is free. Other great apps like Open Sidebar are Pokki (Free), SE-DesktopApps (Freemium), AveDesk (Free) and Amnesty Generator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2018
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    Open Sidebar is a vertical bar on your Windows Desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized. This project is written...
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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      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.
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      Pokki puts web-connected apps in your taskbar, so they're always only one click away. Welcome to the modern desktop.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Social pages are not updated since 2014. Last version can be still downloaded from the official website.



      • FreemiumProprietary
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      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.

      Discontinued

      The company stopped development for its applications. Last versions can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything.
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      Easily convert millions of web widgets, games and videos – designed to live on home pages, blogs or social network profiles – into gadgets for your Sidebar. If you like widgets on the web, you’ll love them on your Sidebar.


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      myBoard is a Windows port of Mac OS X dashboard. It is an application for Windows operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as magnets.
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      Dashboard is an application for Apples Mac OS X operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. First introduced in Tiger, it is a semi-transparent layer that is invisible to the user unless activated by clicking its icon in the Dock.

      Discontinued

      Discontinued since macOS Catalina.

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      gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.36.3, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

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      Vista Rainbar is a Windows Sidebar clone for Rainmeter.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 4.3, was released on July 2008, but it is still downloadable.

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