Rainmeter

Rainmeter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0.2190
  • Total Downloads:
    100,598
  • Date Added:
    July 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,036
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Although some people are completely satisfied with the default Windows desktop interface, for others, customization is a must. Rainmeter (32-bit) is an attractive way to view system performance and a variety of other useful information--e-mail, weather, RSS feeds, and much more--right on the desktop. Casual users should beware, however; although it's not difficult to get started with Rainmeter, learning to fully utilize its features will take some time and geekery.

The program comes with two different themes, Enigma and Gnometer. Both of these are modular, transparent, and highly customizable. There is a wide variety of other themes around the Internet--an enthusiastic community of Rainmeter fans keeps them coming--so users who aren't crazy about Enigma and Gnometer can easily find other options. Features vary from theme to theme, but some common ones we came across include shortcuts to frequently used programs, clocks, calendars, notes, and news stories. Each theme can be reconfigured in a wide variety of ways, as each individual module can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the screen. All this flexibility is great for the hard-core Rainmeter user, but new users should expect a lot of trial and error, as the program definitely isn't as intuitive as it could be. The program comes with quite a bit of documentation, but even that doesn't really begin to describe what Rainmeter is capable of or how to use it. Overall, we think that Rainmeter is a great choice for users who like to geek out over customizing their desktops, but users who are looking for something that's easy and low maintenance will be frustrated and disappointed.

Rainmeter (32-bit) is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues, and we recommend this program to serious desktop customizers.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "super awesome"

    November 21, 2013   |   By geekudu

    Version: Rainmeter 2.5

    Pros

    low memory usage
    infinite possibilities

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    http://www.geekudu.com/2013/10/customize-your-windows-7.html

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome software"

    September 18, 2013   |   By Dyoung71

    Version: Rainmeter 2.5

    Pros

    I would recommend this to any one who's like 3Ds software
    you can't go wrong with this.

    Cons

    no concern at all with this software

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  • 5 stars

    "Works as stated"

    October 30, 2012   |   By phalanges1972

    Version: Rainmeter 2.3.3

    Pros

    All modules can be configured. Have noticed no heavy usage of CPU nor RAM. Very lightweight and does what you tell it to. Just using the basic settings works just fine. Even works fine on corporate workhorse computers (read as c**p computers).
    Development still continues on this product as I just went direct to the website and picked up version 2.4 (sort of a prerelease). Hopefully the new version is just as rock steady as the 2.3.3 has been.

    Cons

    The only problem I have ever noticed was the weather box. It would be slow to pick up on the statistics. But then again we were using a private corporate proxy.
    No other issues have been noted.

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  • 5 stars

    "Outstanding!"

    July 07, 2012   |   By Gardeneir

    Version: Rainmeter 2.3.3

    Pros

    I using this "gadget", a long time ago. It doesn't eating my pc's memory, neither.

    Cons

    I can't find any "con's" at all. It kept up on guard. The forecast
    hasn't failed me .., so far!

    Summary

    Addicted to the software? Not exactly! I have wrote down the weather, since A.D. 1973-03-13! This gadget has never failed my buddies interests, .. neither myself.

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  • 5 stars

    "awesome!!!!!!"

    May 03, 2011   |   By diptadg

    Version: Rainmeter 2.0

    Pros

    Unlimited cuztomization n easy to use!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    No cons so far......

    Summary

    Hey everybody, you should try the ominimo theme, its like no other

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  • 5 stars

    "The best I have used."

    February 27, 2011   |   By tattooedandrude

    Version: Rainmeter 2.0

    Pros

    Ease of additions to your desktop, unlimited customization.

    Cons

    None as of yet.

    Summary

    This is a great program.

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  • 4 stars

    "good and versatile"

    February 09, 2011   |   By goodfish7

    Version: Rainmeter (32bit) 1.3

    Pros

    Versatile and can do alot with it.

    Cons

    Not an extremely friendly user interface but better than the version before.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best I've used yet."

    January 02, 2011   |   By tattooedandrude

    Version: Rainmeter (32bit) 1.3

    Pros

    Easily configured

    Cons

    None as of yet.

    Summary

    Schweet!

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  • 5 stars

    "the ultimate customization tool"

    June 15, 2010   |   By red_steel

    Version: Rainmeter (32bit) 1.2

    Pros

    If you are a customization enthusiast or even just want to make your desktop shine rainmeter is the tool for you. It's not a traditional application and can take a little while to get the hang of but once you do you'll be very happy with the results

    Cons

    easy to learn, difficult to master... as with any great tool.

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  • 1 stars

    "AVG Antivirus identified Rainmeter 32-bit as Trojan"

    March 03, 2010   |   By BrunoRomero

    Version: Rainmeter (32bit) 1.1

    Pros

    Nothing, because I can't use it.

    Cons

    According with my own experience, it is a serious and danger Virus.

    Summary

    After I installed this software inmy PC, immediately AVG Anivirus alerted me about Rainmeter as a Trojan.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.1.0.2190
    Version 3.1.0.2190 adds new IfConditions functionality added. This is a powerful extension to the concepts provided in IfActions, allowing multiple tests and actions, both "true" and "false" testing, and the ability to use logical AND and OR operators in the conditions.
    General
    Publisher Rainmeter
    Publisher web site http://www.rainmeter.net
    Release Date July 30, 2014
    Date Added July 30, 2014
    Version 3.1.0.2190
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Desktop Customization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.19MB
    File Name Rainmeter-3.1.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 100,598
    Downloads Last Week 1,036
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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