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Windows Sidebar
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(95 votes)
Freeware

One of the new features of Windows Vista was its sidebar, a vertical bar that holds a group of applications called gadgets, those gadgets offers us a quick access to different tools or functions that may be useful on our daily duties. Microsoft included a little list of gadgets with their sidebar, however there are much more available on vistagallery.microsoft.com.

NetTime
NetTime
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(1 vote)
Freeware

NetTime is a Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) client for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/Server 2008. (32 bit and 64 bit operating systems are both supported) If you're looking for a program to keep your system time accurate, you've just found it!

EarthView
EarthView
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(36 votes)
Shareware

This program is a wallpaper and screensaver combo that shows high-resolution, animated pictures of the Earth as seen from the space. It has a control panel which allows you to customize the application according to your tastes. A good feature is that the wallpaper and screensaver preferences are independent from one another, so you can configure each element separately.

ViStart
ViStart
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(37 votes)
Freeware

In general, ViStart can be a solution for users who are fond of the Start menu. Although it works not only on Windows 8 but previous Windows versions as well, I do not recommend using it on Windows 7 or Vista, as it will create an unnecessary duplicate of the Start Menu.

Desktop Calendar
Desktop Calendar
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(14 votes)
Freeware

Record anything by double-click on desktop. It's very convenient and useful. Desktop Calendar will help you manage appointments, to-do lists, schedules, and more.

Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver
Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver
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(5 votes)
Shareware

Try a new space screensaver, a real boon for astronomy lovers. This is the best Earth 3D screensaver that you can find. Go into orbit and watch the Earth's globe revolving on its axis; see how the lights of major cities look from the space; admire the delicate swirls of clouds. t is difficult to put it in words". This view is impossible to describe - you'd better see it with your own eyes!

Battlefield
Battlefield
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Commercial

Battlefield 2 is in fact the third edition in the Battlefield series, and, at first sight, it bears the formula established in the previous two games. In this launch of the game, two teams of up to 32 players each battle to gain the supremacy on immense virtual battlefields, fighting one another on foot, in a vehicle, on sea, and in the air.

Zelio Soft 2
Zelio Soft 2
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(75 votes)
Freeware

Zelio Soft 2 can be used to program Zelio Logic Smart Relay family of controllers. It allows you to choose between programming languages, display program and parameter data, upload and download applications, and print application documentation. This package also includes a self-training module, application library, and technical instructions.

Wild West
Wild West
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This screensaver lets you add a Wild West flavor to your desktop. It shows a scene that is characteristic of many Western and cowboys movies and novels: a desert landscape that reminds the Great Canyon, with a horse grazing, and several birds flying through the sky.

Desktop Lighter
Desktop Lighter
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(9 votes)
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Desktop Lighter allows you to increase/decrease the contrast of the screen. The program can be operated by dragging the corresponding slider with the mouse or by using the keyboard hotkeys (Ctrl+ arrows). The utility can be set to be launched automatically at Windows startup.

Mouse Recorder Pro
Mouse Recorder Pro
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(12 votes)
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Mouse Recorder Pro is a powerful tool that records and replays mouse movements and keystrokes. This user-friendly tool is very easy to use, and even a novice user can work with it efficiently. Just after you press the record button, the tool records and saves all mouse and keyboard inputs in any application and allows you to repeat the recoded activities easily at any time.

Seven Remix XP
Seven Remix XP
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(282 votes)
Freeware

imageThe Seven Remix XP application was designed to improve the Graphical interface of your Windows XP. The installer automates the process of substitution of system files. It applies adjustments in the registry, it installs programs of third, skins and visual extras like sounds, styles, etc.

Logon Screen
Logon Screen
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(12 votes)
Freeware

The Logon Screen is a program that offers easy integration with Windows 7 for a better and quick access. With it, you can easily change the appearance of your logon screen. This program is available in over 30 languages and it was created to run on Windows 7 platform.

Keyboard Leds
Keyboard Leds
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(15 votes)
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Keyboard Leds allows you to view on the screen the status of Num, Caps, and Scroll lock keys by adding an icon on the system tray, and small on-screen semitransparent and color customizable displays. The on-screen displays can be easily placed anywhere and pop-up if any of these functions are activated.

Netflix Icon Installer
Netflix Icon Installer
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(66 votes)
Freeware

. This little and free program installs an icon on your desktop that opens Netflix webpage in your default web browser, and that's it. It does little more than that. It also installs a shortcut to Iconomize's website, which is the developer of the program.

Free Virtual Keyboard
Free Virtual Keyboard
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(4 votes)
Freeware

This program is exactly what its name implies: a virtual keyboard for Windows that helps you type on a PC with touchscreen. The tool features a straightforward interface which can be resized however you like and you have the ability to adjust its transparency level according to your needs.

Video Wallpaper
Video Wallpaper
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(18 votes)
Shareware

As its name implies, this program allows you to use a video as your default wallpaper, which is also used as the default screensaver when the computer is inactive. You can use a video downloaded from the Internet, or one from your personal collection. Its simple control panel makes it a very easy task.

CustoPackTools
CustoPackTools
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(19 votes)
Freeware

This powerful piece of software offers you not only the ability to download and install various theme packs for Windows but also the possibility to edit and create them. The professionally built and intuitive interface makes this piece of software fun and easy to use. Replace the desired visual items in order to create you own, personalized Windows theme.

Free Countdown Timer
Free Countdown Timer
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(5 votes)
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The name of this application makes its main purpose and functionality quite obvious: it's mainly a countdown timer offered for free. Anyway, don't think Free Countdown Timer is overly simple and plain, it actually comes with handy additional features that make this tool a lot more useful than expected.

Free Stopwatch
Free Stopwatch
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(8 votes)
Freeware

As its name clearly suggests, Free Stopwatch is nothing else but a simple and straightforward stopwatch application provided completely for free. It will help you every time you need to count laps or count shorts amounts of time for various purposes.

DreamScene Seven
DreamScene Seven
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(25 votes)
Freeware

DreamScene Seven allows you to set video wallpaper in .wmv or .mpeg format as a desktop background in Windows 7. After the program is installed, a new item "Set as Desktop Background" will appear in the Video File Context Menu, with the help of which it can be set as a desktop background.

Lion Skin Pack
Lion Skin Pack
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(53 votes)
Freeware

Lion Skin Pack is a program that enables you to change the layout of your computer. The program modifies the Windows Explorer icons (resembling those of Apple’s Mac OS X Lion) and the overall look of the OS. It also comes with a new dock and new tools that can enhance both the looks and the functionality.

Fly on Desktop
Fly on Desktop
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(28 votes)
Freeware

It simulates the appearance and the behavior of the flies in a truly impressive, realistic manner, so you won’t be able to tell the difference between a real fly that landed on your monitor and the ones generated by this program. Fly on Desktop is a really lightweight and neat tool that won’t consume any system resources. It also comes with handy options.

Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders
Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders
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(5 votes)
Freeware

Mouse without Borders is a prototype that makes you the captain of your computer fleet by allowing you to control up to four computers from a single mouse and keyboard. This means that with Mouse without Borders you can copy text or drag and drop files across computers.

HTC Home Apis
HTC Home Apis
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(17 votes)
Open source

HTC Home is a desktop widget for Windows, with localized clock, and weather updates. The present version comes with a lot of additional features - the clock widget can now show wind speed and humidity. There are some different icons for different wind speed and humidity so you can easily choose what to wear for a walk.