Desktop Sidebar 1.05 Beta Build 116 for Windows

by Damian Kedzierski

Avg. Rating 4.1 (129 votes)

File Details

File Size 10.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 165,911
Publisher Damian Kedzierski
Homepage Desktop Sidebar

Publisher's Description

Desktop Sidebar is docked to the edge of the screen and displays not only your appointments, tasks and e-mails but also shows other useful information such as news downloaded from the Internet. It is integrated with Microsoft Outlook so you don't have to transfer your data to a new application. When are you using it you don't have to switch to Microsoft Outlook in order to check your schedule. Your schedule is always displayed on the screen and one look at Sidebar is enough. It displays information in separate panels. The user can freely arrange panels by adding, removing or moving and grouping together.

Latest Reviews

friendinme

friendinme reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Apr 17, 2008

good sidebar.

pros: --it is free
--it is flexible
--it has a small memory footprint (much smaller than Google or Yahoo sidebars)
--has good modules (the stack is very good... enabling several modules to fit into one)

cons:
--there are prettier ones out there

Micromind

Micromind reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 6, 2007

Good sidebar ... but take a look at KlipFolio ... http://www.klipfolio.com...tion=downloads,download

M a t t L e e

M a t t L e e reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Apr 10, 2007

this is not the best looking sidebar but it wins by default seeing as its the only 1 ive seen that has no spyware what-so-ever in it. its a shame cause i would prefer a better looking sidebar

zxc731

zxc731 reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Feb 10, 2007

THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xee

xee reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Dec 1, 2006

nice program, though not as fast as I hope, but overall it's good.
klipfolio is another good choice too.

I don't think it's .NET Deedstyger, the official download doesn't ask for .NET and moreover the exe doesn't depend on mscoree.dll, however some of the plugins depend on .NET, so watch out

Deedstyger

Deedstyger reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Nov 7, 2006

++ freeware.
++ all the plugins i chose worked without problems i can say.
+- some plugins especially the perf monitors have good details but also some have less options..
-- uses net framework & xml which equals to slowness on my p3-733. sometimes up to 40% with about 10 plugins enabled. tlb does the same with much low cpu. this is because of using the xml bloat i suppose..
-- skins not visually esthetical much.
-- panels not visually esthetical to each other.. all those panels added to the bar visually a mess what i see is.

result: truelaunchbar wins definitely if u have money.. ds wins if u can resist those negativities.. samurize can be another free alternative. my choice is tlb.

Haaglander

Haaglander reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Aug 17, 2006

This is a great program. Easy to install and modify to my needs. I cannot work without it anymore.

roj

roj reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 10, 2006

This is not a tough crowd - just one that expects a standard of quality to be upheld, especially when it has int he past. Why release code without taking the time to include optimizations that were considered de riguer in all previous versions, especially when there is no urgency to push new releases out the door?

I have long used, championed and recommended this utility and can now do so again.

All that remains is for the dev to issue a long overdue final release.

FIVE stars.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 10, 2006

Tough crowd here...it is freeware.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 115 on Jun 20, 2006

roj: Then restrict the size of your page file. Problem solved.

The installer breaks if you have an existing version of Desktop Sidebar installed. They really should test these common scenarios before release.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (129 votes)
Your Rating
friendinme

friendinme reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Apr 17, 2008

good sidebar.

pros: --it is free
--it is flexible
--it has a small memory footprint (much smaller than Google or Yahoo sidebars)
--has good modules (the stack is very good... enabling several modules to fit into one)

cons:
--there are prettier ones out there

Micromind

Micromind reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 6, 2007

Good sidebar ... but take a look at KlipFolio ... http://www.klipfolio.com...tion=downloads,download

M a t t L e e

M a t t L e e reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Apr 10, 2007

this is not the best looking sidebar but it wins by default seeing as its the only 1 ive seen that has no spyware what-so-ever in it. its a shame cause i would prefer a better looking sidebar

zxc731

zxc731 reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Feb 10, 2007

THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xee

xee reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Dec 1, 2006

nice program, though not as fast as I hope, but overall it's good.
klipfolio is another good choice too.

I don't think it's .NET Deedstyger, the official download doesn't ask for .NET and moreover the exe doesn't depend on mscoree.dll, however some of the plugins depend on .NET, so watch out

Deedstyger

Deedstyger reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Nov 7, 2006

++ freeware.
++ all the plugins i chose worked without problems i can say.
+- some plugins especially the perf monitors have good details but also some have less options..
-- uses net framework & xml which equals to slowness on my p3-733. sometimes up to 40% with about 10 plugins enabled. tlb does the same with much low cpu. this is because of using the xml bloat i suppose..
-- skins not visually esthetical much.
-- panels not visually esthetical to each other.. all those panels added to the bar visually a mess what i see is.

result: truelaunchbar wins definitely if u have money.. ds wins if u can resist those negativities.. samurize can be another free alternative. my choice is tlb.

Haaglander

Haaglander reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Aug 17, 2006

This is a great program. Easy to install and modify to my needs. I cannot work without it anymore.

roj

roj reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 10, 2006

This is not a tough crowd - just one that expects a standard of quality to be upheld, especially when it has int he past. Why release code without taking the time to include optimizations that were considered de riguer in all previous versions, especially when there is no urgency to push new releases out the door?

I have long used, championed and recommended this utility and can now do so again.

All that remains is for the dev to issue a long overdue final release.

FIVE stars.

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 116 on Jul 10, 2006

Tough crowd here...it is freeware.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 115 on Jun 20, 2006

roj: Then restrict the size of your page file. Problem solved.

The installer breaks if you have an existing version of Desktop Sidebar installed. They really should test these common scenarios before release.

roj

roj reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 115 on Jun 19, 2006

The last two builds of this app have the not-so-small issue of immediately triggering the OS (XP / SP2) to increase my virtual memory paging size. I note that this is due to changes and memory optimizations which must be made more current. Fix this please.

THREE stars until it's fixed.

Also, we gonna get a final before the end of the decade?

Edit:

Kludging my swap file is not a panacea for shoddy programming.

roj

roj reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 114 on Jun 12, 2006

I do love this utility and find it indispensible.

However, I'm tired fo the incessant betas. It's time for a new final release. **** or get off the pot.

FOUR stars for a superlative tool that's starting to cook too long.

Doubledoom

Doubledoom reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 113 on Jun 8, 2006

In my view, it's the best of the sidebars currently. Although you do tend to find the others all have something that is good and you wish were on the one you want to use. However, Desktop Sidebar has the most things I want. Unfortunatly, the 113 update hasnt fixed the stocks issue. It shows the correct share/index price/value but the up/down flag is wrong. You think the market is up 100 when its actually down!!!

the_root

the_root reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 113 on Jun 6, 2006

A must have for me, and it just keeps getting better. Also can be used as a security tool to monitor internet traffic up and down, CPU and memory usage.
10 stars plus!

siacono

siacono reviewed v1.05 Beta Build 112 on Apr 13, 2006

Very slick and configuration abilities are awesome.

About the "katipo's" comment. The sidebar in Vista is no longer on by default but rather an optional startup item.

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