Install the original Gadget program files on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8
4.4  (255 votes)
Check the report.

Desktop Gadgets is a feature of Windows 7, although something quite similar appeared with Windows Vista by the name Windows Side Bar. These gadgets became very popular among both users and developers due to their availability right from the desktop. Most of them are intended for simple functions such as showing the current time and date and information about system status while others may come with some applications, as, for example, the antivirus software. However, Windows 8 does not readily support gadgets. If you are one of those users who miss these widgets, 8GadgetPack is a solution allowing you to use this feature even though you are running Windows 8.

8GadgetPack works not only as a side bar allowing you to run gadgets, it also comes as a complete package containing standard gadgets and a few more. Therefore, besides the well-known Clock, Calendar, Currency, CPU Meter, Picture Puzzle and My Weather, the package also includes Agenda, Clipboarder, App Launcher, Control System and many others. Using 8GadgetPack is very simple. In fact, there is nothing new to learn. Just after you install the feature, you can use it just as you have always done.

Pedro Castro
Editor rating:

Review summary


  • It comes with a complete pack of gadgets.
  • It is easy to use.


  • Sometimes it fails to start along with the system.

SI comments

Thank you for rating the program!
Please add a comment explaining the reasoning behind your vote.
Your vote:
Guest #40915853

Guest #40915853 This is a good program, but the gadgets keep getting shifted around instead of staying in one place permanently. The software "Glue" needs improvement.

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (0)
Guest #30836150

Guest #30836150 It is beautiful, but gives errors and crashes and so I going to uninstall it.

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (+13)
Ian Oakes

Ian Oakes The best replacement I tried.

Reply   |   Was it helpful? yes | no (+3)
All comments (5)

Facebook comments

Info updated on: