SD Sidebar Clock
Desktop customization is still an activity quite widespread since many users look for various elements that can beautify their screen. Besides wallpapers, screensavers and themes, a more functional way of adorning a desktop is through the use of gadgets.
One of the most often used types of mini applications that load inside the Windows Sidebar are the clocks. Among them, SD Sidebar Clock is a nice gadget that allows you to check out the current time in a stylish manner.
In order to properly run, this utility needs desktopX installed onto your system. The appearance of this gadget an be easily customized since it supports several color schemes. You just have to simply click the main GUI and then press the 'Color' button.
SD Sidebar Clock has the sounds activated by default so every time you click it or choose an action, a specific sound will be played. This can also be configured from the settings area and you can make the gadget silent with a simple mouse click.
Insofar as the time viewing choices are concerned, you can select either the classical, analog clock or you can go for the mode modern digital display. Another handy configuration option regards the time format which can be '24 hours' or '12 hours'.
A neat feature of SD Sidebar Clock is its ability to display the system uptime in the main window. More precisely, you can find this right under the current time. In case you want to view the date as well, the gadget makes this possible as it displays the year, month and day, including the day of the week.
Those who need to schedule alerts to notify you when certain events occur, you can use the alarm function of SD Sidebar Clock. Input the hour and minute then press 'Enable' and that's pretty much it. When that time arrives, the gadget will let you know by playing a specific sound.
All in all, this mini application serves its purpose very well and can become the favorite clock for many users thanks to the nice feature set it comes with.