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Cool Vista Sidebar Gadgets

by Tris Hussey on April 12th, 2007

I love this intro into Alpha Geeks’ Vista gadget article:

Granted, a few Sidebar Gadgets offer little more than eye candy designed to wow consumers at Best Buy. But if you know where to look, you can stock your Sidebar with some genuinely useful tools. Let’s take a look at the cream of the crop.

Source: Alpha Geek: Useful Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets - Lifehacker

That said there are some good ones out there.  From the list given I really like App Launcher and ClipboardHistory.  I don’t need or want a Gmail mailbox thingie.  I have a battery, WiFi, and CPU/Memory gadget.  Of course my ClearContext gadget is right on top.

I’m still looking for a gadget that shows day-night over a map of the world.  Yes, I know that they exist for Google and Yahoo, and I know that there are converter utils, but I’m pretty skeptical about doing the converting thing.

Regardless, good gadgets should be helpful and/or offer a nice distraction from the day.  You have a must-have gadget?


POSTED IN: Vista, Windows

4 opinions for Cool Vista Sidebar Gadgets

  • GadgetBloke.com
    Apr 13, 2020 at 11:40 am

    If you’d care to give me a link to the Google/Yahoo gadgets you’ve seen, then I’ll be happy to attempt a conversion to a Vista Gadget!



  • Tris Hussey
    Apr 13, 2020 at 11:49 am

    How can I pass up an offer like that!

    I’ll have to look for the links, but I know a world clock that I think is a Google one that also show the map of the timzone/area with day/night is very cool.

    So … look for my links soon! W00t!

  • Christian
    Jul 19, 2020 at 11:37 am

    I’d love one that says the current price of a barrel of oil.

  • K
    Jul 22, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Price of a barrel of oil? Nah I dont think it’d update fast enough :)

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