Pros

  • A wide array of existing skins and skin suites
  • Great flexibility

Cons

  • Requires fiddling
  • Difficult to learn

At A Glance

Display status widgets with news, system resource usage, news or other data on your desktop.

Manufacturer’s Description

Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.

Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.

The Rainmeter developers invite all users to visit the Rainmeter Forum.

This file works on 32-bit and 64-bit OSs.

Manufacturer’s Website

Rainy and the Rainmeter Community

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Download Details
License Type Free
File Size 1.39 MB
Total Downloads 21992