I currently use Polybar as my main and only tool bar for i3.
What I like about it, is that it's highly customizable:
- the look and feel can be customized at will to have a slick and modern look
- I can have almost any monitoring tool based on scripts (CPU, GPU activities, RAM, etc.)
- The bar is interactive: I can click on it to change workspace, logout, lock the screen, etc.
However, as far as I know, the bar can only be placed at the top or the bottom of the desktop. When you use a 16/9 display, vertical space is precious.
Is there a way to display the bar on the side? If not, are there other customizable bars similar to polybar to do that?