Metro Style start screen is one of the unique features of Windows 8 and its successor versions. All the apps and functions on the operating system will be displayed in the tiles view to quickly navigate between them. Similar to Mac App Store, users can download apps from “Windows Store” and add them to the home screen to enhance the system’s functionality. Previously, I wrote about “Sticky Tiles”, to add To-Do list tiles to your home screen. Today I’ve come with a new application called “Battery Level”, which displays the battery status on your Windows 8 Laptop, Tablets and Desktops. Here’s how it works.
Battery Level is a free app, available for both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 versions. You can download the app from Windows Store using the link below. In the new Windows 8.1 update, you can hover over the taskbar at the bottom of the screen to see the battery status, but installing this app will let you see the battery status right from your home screen. Once you complete the installation, you need to “Pin” the application, to see that on your start screen. All you have to do is, just right click on the application and select “Pin to start” option in the list.
The app will fetch the real time discharging status of your battery and keep a log of its history. It works with all the Windows 8 laptops, tablets and desktops. For desktops, it will show the remaining backup power available in the UPS. Since, Windows Store’s API does not support power, you need to install an additional .bat file with administrator rights, which comes along with the application. There will be medium, wide and large size tiles available on the application, you can choose the one you need.
Along with the battery percentage, charging and discharging status will be displayed. The app may look very simple, but it will be very helpful in quickly accessing your device’s battery status. Try Battery Level app on your Windows machine and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.