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:
    103,407
  • Date Added:
    July 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,684
  • 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 103,407
Downloads Last Week 2,684
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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