This article will introduce you with "Pulmon", a free utility to achieve Modern UI tiles on Desktop.

Metro fever is nowadays can be seen everywhere. If you’re a customization lover like me, you may like to try new things related to Modern UI. As we all are familiar with Metro tiles, a concept to use them on Desktop section would be a nice idea. Especially, if you’re still using Windows 7, you can use this concept to avail Metro tiles on your Desktop.

Pulmon : Significant Freeware To Get Metro UI Based Start Menu

Meet “Pulmon”, a freeware coded by our friend Paras Sidhu to get an absolute replacement for the Desktop shortcuts on non-Metro UI Desktops. Using this tool, you can add useful & beautiful colored tiles like clipboard, shutdown panel, drive meter, system information pane etc. Have a look at Pulmon in action:

Pulmon : Features

Following are the worth mentioning features of this utility:

  • Fixed and Updated User Interface: Simple and light UI, very appealing to look at
  • Ultra lightweight: Pulmon is a light weight and portable utility weighs less than a megabyte
  • Mozilla Firefox Tile: New revamped Mozilla Firefox tile lets you to access web on the go
  • Metro Fonts : The tiles are supposed to look like actual tiles of Start Screen, for that font is kept same as of inspired UI
  • Customization In Webby Tile: Webby tile inside the software lets you to manage your favorite sites on the tile
  • Shutdown Manager Tile: This one is important for Windows 8 users, as there is no option to shut down the system directly
  • Optimization for different DPIs: The software enjoys great optimization for different DPI treated with it

 Pulmon : Download & Usage

You can download this light weight customization tool at

Now, here are the instructions to use the utility:

  • Download and run the application, you will see two groups “Add Widgets” and “Remove Widgets
  • Click a tile in “Add Widgets” group e.g. Weebly
  • After clicking the option, the tile will be immediately add to Desktop and you can drag and drop it anywhere you like
  • Clicking on any option available in “Remove Widgets” will add the things back to “Add Widgets” removing thess corresponding item from Desktop

Hope you enjoy this tool!


  • Thanks for posting.

    Will it work on Windows XP also?

  • Thanks Kapil for reviewing my program. Great to see it on your site.

    @Kulwant, yes it is compatible with Windows XP.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Good job mate! Gud luck for upcoming projects :cool:

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