Rainmeter

Rainmeter

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    97,373
  • Date Added:
    February 07, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    544
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Adding new skins is easier. Added Illustro, a new set of default skins, which have been specially designed to help new users learn the basics. Rainmeter itself is much lighter. A portable install option has been added.
General
Publisher Rainmeter
Publisher web site http://www.rainmeter.net
Release Date February 06, 2011
Date Added February 07, 2011
Version 2.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name Rainmeter-3.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 97,373
Downloads Last Week 544
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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