Windows 8 Gadget Pack
8GadgetPack is an utility that installs the original Gadget program files on Windows 8. The latest iteration of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, no longer includes desktop gadgets. In case you were a fan of those little system utilities, now there's a simple way of bringing them back. All you have to do is install this 8GadgetPack and enjoy over two dozens of handy gadgets and, of course, the sidebar that's needed to dock them.
Windows 8 Gadget Pack includes some really useful informative and productive gadgets for your Windows desktop. Unlike Metro-Apps gadgets can access useful system-information. The included Clipboard-Manager gadget for example will highly improve your productivity. With the Sidebar gadget, you can make the gadgets visible while working with maximized windows. Monitoring network traffic, setting the volume with one click and having an analog clock visible all the time are things you don't want to give up once you get used to it.