8GadgetPack 34.0

Free Enables using Windows 7 gadgets in later versions
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Use the gadgets native to Microsoft Windows 7 on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8. The program creates a sidebar with standard gadget access icons. The program features note-writing, to-do lists-creating, and appointment marking in the calendar. Clipboard content monitoring is possible.

8GadgetPack is a Windows utility that was designed to help you boost up your productivity while working on your computer. With its assistance, you can get immediate access to the information you need, such as weather forecasts, current time, recent clipboard items, and many others.

Even though its name suggests one thing, the application actually gives you access to much more gadgets (56 to be exact). The program lets you choose between 2 display modes: Sidebar (keep preferred gadgets in a panel) and Custom (place the preferred gadgets anywhere on the desktop). All you need to do is to select the gadgets you want permanently on your desktop.

You can configure the app to keep the Sidebar screen on top of other running programs and display it on the left or right side of your desktop. The one aspect I don't like about this Sidebar mode is that some of the buttons are hardly visible. This is why disabling the Sidebar mode and arranging the gadgets on your screen is a better idea.

In my testing, I used a couple of gadgets from the collection (the unit converter, analog clock, and weather forecast). They all revealed accurate information and were very simple to configure.

Briefly, 8GadgetPack proves to be a smart addition to your collection of Windows apps. It provides you with many useful built-in tools, works great, and comes without a price.

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Pros

  • Provides you with various types of gadgets
  • Uses minimum CPU resources
  • You can set the gadgets on top of other running apps
  • Customizable interface

Cons

  • Some app buttons are hardly visible when the Sidebar view is enabled

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Omar Ss
It's wonderful and I like it so much

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This is a good program, but the gadgets keep getting shifted around instead of staying in one place permanently. The software "Glue" needs improvement.

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It is beautiful, but gives errors and crashes and so I going to uninstall it.

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