Another cool tool for Windows 8 fans: A Windows 8 metro sidebar theme for Windows 7 and Vista is now available for download. More info after the break.
The Sidebar Theme
The Metro sidebar works just fine on Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.
The sidebar theme has some settings that you can customize, e.g. the color:
On the sidebar itself, you have various links to lock, log off, switch user, restart or shutdown your PC. Many of these shortcuts are also available when you install our Windows 7 Shortcut Installer
You can also see your favorite web browser (and launch it) and the free disk space on your hard drives, as well as the time and date.
Overall, I very much like this Windows 8 inspired sidebar theme and is almost as good as the original Windows 7 sidebar. The Windows 8 design is pretty nicely done and works well with Zetro, one of the best Windows 8 themes. The sidebar does not consume much resources and is portable, another big advantage. I recommend launching it on startup.
You can download the sidebar theme from itknowledge24.com (no, this does not support Windows XP)
More Windows 8 themes
We’ll keep you posted and will add new Windows 8 themes for Windows 7 and Windows Vista/XP shortly. Stay tuned! If you have spotted any cool themes, please post on our contact form or below.