W8 Sidebar 5.5.0
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What's new in W8 Sidebar 5.5.0:
- Added features:
- W8 Start Menu (Start it from "Settings" module, then check Start Menu Settings)
- W8 Start Menu is not the classic Windows Start Menu, it is a standalone application.
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W8 Sidebar provides monitoring features that allow you to view how your computer resources are being used. It offers you a graphical representation for all your CPU cores, RAM, and space availability for your hard drive, connected USB drives and network shared folders.
Besides those, you also get a monitoring feature for your network adapter that displays the IP address along with upload and download speeds. In case you have more than one card installed on your computer, the application allows you to choose the one you want to monitor.
W8 Sidebar comes with a fairly well put together scheduling tool. It allows you to create up to ten events and are able to choose the number of occurrences, set the time and date as well as the days and months to run on.
Moreover, when the deadline for an event is reached, you can have W8 Sidebar run a specific application from your computer, open a website, play a sound and display a short description of the task. All the reminders you add are shown in the sidebar and you can edit them at any time.
Computer power management
W8 Sidebar also offers a practical set of power management functions that you can use on your computer. From the sidebar you can shutdown or restart your PC, as well as put it in hibernate or sleep mode. A nice addition to these options is the fact that you are able to set a countdown timer for them and when it comes to an end, the chosen option takes effect.
A practical desktop sidebar
To sum things up, W8 Sidebar is a neatly designed sidebar for your desktop that integrates a couple of very handy features.
W8 Sidebar was reviewed by Alexandru Chirila, last updated on January 12th, 2015
Runs on: Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit