Gadgets Revived: over 900 desktop gadgets for Windows 8.1
Only lazy people do not criticize Microsoft for the fact that she removed the desktop gadgets from Windows 8. This is mostly due to the fact that the Windows team focused on the development of a modern user interface, and therefore, certain features with the classic interface was rejected.
Many people are so much accustomed to use gadgets in Windows 7 and previous versions of the OS that just can’t do without them in the last edition of Windows. Fortunately, came to the aid of third-party developers.
Last year we talked about how to get back gadgets in Windows 8 with 8GadgetPack, and soon after the release of Windows 8.1 preview, there were Desktop Gadgets that allows you to restore gadgets in fresh, the brainchild of Microsoft.
Desktop Gadgets, judging by the comments on the Internet, working not at all, at least in the final version of Windows 8.1. That is why we would like to share with you another way to add desktop gadgets in Windows 8.1.
Meet the GadgetsRevived is a freeware tool compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. I tested it on Windows 8.1 and were impressed with his work. I’ll tell you that none of the other similar apps didn’t work for me as well as it.
Below are some of the features of Gadgets Revived:
- The option «Gadgets» from the context menu of the operating system. In addition, the application adds the command «Show desktop gadgets».
- Full integration into the «control Panel» with working links inside the category «appearance and personalization».
- Full integration with Windows search. In other words, which would not have introduced the word «gadgets» in control panel or in third-party start menu (Classic Shell or StartIsBack, for example) in the search results, you will see the functions associated with desktop gadgets.
Also, the tool’s integrated online gallery, so you can download your favorite gadgets online. The gadget gallery is located on the developer site (link at end of post). There you will find over 900 gadgets and all of them are divided into categories. For example, if you need a stylish gadget for tracking battery status of your laptop, I assure you, you will find it.
To use the gadgets from the gallery, you need to download and install sidebar (Gadgets Revived). It is published in the section «Download Sidebar».