Desktop Sidebar

Desktop Sidebar

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 88 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.05 build 116
  • Total Downloads:
    609,359
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2006
  • File Size:
    10.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    121
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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This versatile desktop utility offers an appealing selection of features--just be aware they take a lot of memory. At its most basic level, Desktop Sidebar lets you switch between programs or access documents more easily and efficiently, just like Windows Taskbar. But you also can transform Desktop Sidebar into a personal organizer with plug-ins such as a clock, an e-mail checker, a calendar, a stock-quote ticker, and a weather watcher. What's more, Desktop Sidebar can manage your RSS feeds and help streamline Web searches. A handy shortcut provides access to WinAmp, ICQ, and Skype. And Desktop Sidebar's active user community has developed some 50 functions, 200 skins, and 40 slide shows. Yet, as often happens with freeware, not all the features are completely bug-free. The main problem is Desktop Sidebar puts a serious drag on system functions. But if you've got plenty of RAM to spare, this is a great all-in-one utility.
 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"it works it seems tuo me tuo slow my computer-"

July 10, 2013  |  By kkiessling

 |  Version: Desktop Sidebar 1.05 build 116

Pros

works well $5 TO BUY donate?

Cons

slows my computer;nice dynamics @ firtt 1st

Summary

maybe somebody can speed it up-

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4 stars

"Desktop Side Bar"

June 06, 2013  |  By 1castle

 |  Version: Desktop Sidebar 1.05 build 116

Pros

At this point, I'm rather new to DSb and I like it. There are still things I need to learn what can it do and what it cannot do. So far so good except haven't figured out how to get the Weather on DSb.

Cons

It's fast and intimidating.

Summary

Try it!! You just might like it. I like most is the "hide U unhide".

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4 stars

"Great desktop app"

April 18, 2011  |  By Don A

 |  Version: Desktop Sidebar 1.05 build 116

Pros

Gives easy access to many types of data such as email, rss, weather and keeps it out of the way but available on a mouse move. I have used it for many years.

Cons

The developers have not released an update since July 2006 and parts of the app are now failing to work with Win7 and IE9. I had to turn off DEP to keep it running, but freeze ups still happen.

Summary

Good app but be prepared to tinker with no help from app developers.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

February 18, 2011  |  By nomi1710

 |  Version: Desktop Sidebar 1.05 build 116

Pros

Easy to set up. Very customizable. I've been using this sidebar for many years and it's never let me down. No problems with anti-virus detecting it as anything malicious.

Cons

sometimes I have been unsuccessful transferring settings from one machine to another.

Summary

would recommend to keep your desktop nice and tidy ;)

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2 stars

"Loved it - but AVG 2010 reports a Trojan"

November 25, 2010  |  By Grubsterman

 |  Version: Desktop Sidebar 1.05 build 116

Pros

Worked great- does all sorts of nice things, but what's with this Trojan?
Is this a "false positive" and if so, then why?

Cons

Trojan Horse Downloader.Generic10.APFU

Summary

Too scared to use it until Trojan is resolved.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Idea2
Publisher web site http://www.desktopsidebar.com
Release Date May 07, 2006
Date Added May 07, 2006
Version 1.05 build 116
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.77MB
File Name sidebarb116.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 609,359
Downloads Last Week 121
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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