Metro Sidebar brings the familiar from previous versions of Windows Sidebar back in Windows 8. The freeware presented on the desktop gadgets like Bing search, weather forecast, live tiles or shortcuts to frequently used programs. Metro Sidebar continues the design language of Windows 8 Modern UI continued on the desktop. The tiles can be arranged variably and cover with gadgets or functions such as clock, photo slideshow, Media Player or program shortcuts. Metro Sidebar also offers, for example, quick access to the Control Panel, Recycle Bin, or even set Apps. The free Metro Sidebar evaluates the desktop in Windows 8.1 with a well-known information bar again. Practical: The tool is extremely flexible in use due to any many programs put in the sidebar.