The Metro Design of Windows 8 splits PC users into two groups. The first one can find this step by Microsoft to be bold and for the better. On the other hand, other users bash the new Metro Design and prefer to stay with the classic desktop.
However, there is no criticism for the laudable and necessary approach by Microsoft to pack more security and utility features in Windows 8. And here’s the good news: the features that users find most important in Windows 8 can be added to your current operating system! It’s like having Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, but with a pinch of Windows 8. You take what you like, leave what you don’t, and it’s all free!
If you want to use touchscreens, this is perfect. The freeware upgrades Windows 7 computers by giving it the Metro design of Windows 8. However, it is also suitable for users who want a fresh look on the desktop.
Also included in Metro 7 are “Charms,” functions, and widgets that used to be exclusively found in Windows 8. For example, the mail widget shows you new emails and allows you to respond quickly. Like the original Metro Design, you may also arrange the tiles in Metro 7 and configure them the way you want.
If you are concerned about the safety issues brought by different programs, BufferZone Pro is the application to check out. It acts like a sandbox for your programs. Install them in that sandbox, test them out and scan, and if it’s safe, you’re good to go!
Actual Multiple Monitors
Do you use two or several monitors and are annoyed at insufficient adjustment options with Windows? Actual Multiple Monitors can help. It will add more useful features and options for two or more monitors, which Windows alone doesn’t offer.
Easy File Locker
There are files that should be hidden from the public. If you have such files, I can only guess what they contain. However, if you want to keep them hidden from prying eyes, Easy File Locker is tool you can use. Sensitive text documents, images, etc. — this tool can keep them hidden and inaccessible.
With Picasa, pictures can be regarded and organized a la Windows 8. Along with that, the software offers basic image processing options that “Paint” and MS Image Editor doesn’t offer. For example, Picasa allows you to get rid of those pesky red eye effects that are very common in images taken with your web or digital camera.