By default, the Windows 10 battery icon gives you a decent enough idea of how much battery is left, and you can mouse over it to see the exact percentage remaining. This system is okay, but it could be better!

That’s where the free app called BatteryBar comes in. It’s a lightweight, easy-to-use app that’ll show give you plenty of additional information about your computer’s battery, including showing the percent remaining on your taskbar all the time.

To get it running, here’s what you do:

  1. Download the free version of the app from this site.
  2. Go through the basic installation process (you can safely click Next through it, as there was no unwanted stuff installed).

BatteryBar

That’s it! Why did I even make that a numbered list? It really is that easy. Clicking the battery bar icon in your toolbar will switch between time remaining and percentage remaining.

Let’s talk about battery life! How long does your laptop last before it kicks the bucket? Let us know in the comments!

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