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Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing or using this software.

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Though still a beta version, this dynamic taskbar offers more than the standard Windows version. SmartBarXP's skinnable interface can be set on the right or left of your desktop. Under Properties you can choose what you want displayed on the taskbar. Options include a Web search tool, a calculator, and a weather display. You can also duplicate your Quick Launch icons and access My Computer and other areas of your PC. As with its Windows counterpart, this program also has a clock and a calendar, though you can double-click SmartBarXP's version to add a one-time or recurring alarm. You also get an option to view RSS newsfeeds from news sources such as the BBC or CNN. Everything worked during testing with the exception of the MP3 player, which consistently failed to recognize or play any type of music file. Overall, this freebie is a nice option for any user looking for a fully customizable taskbar.

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Full Specifications


Publisher SmartBarXP
Publisher web site
Release Date January 07, 2004
Date Added January 07, 2004
Version 0.98 beta 4.8


Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Virtual Desktop Managers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP

Download Information

File Size 4.34MB
File Name SmartBarXP_0.981_BETA4.8.exe


Total Downloads 43,212
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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