The best thing about Windows is it is completely customizable. As far as visual customization is concerned, you can change the wallpaper or use third party themes. But sometimes, that’s not enough. You want something that lets you tweak your Windows’ visual appearance to the fullest. Luckily, there are tons of programs that help you do that, and the most popular of them is Rainmeter.
Rainmeter is an open source software that lets you put custom skins on desktop to give your PC a fresh and stunning look. Anyone can build something special and unique – you are only limited by your creativity and imagination.
So if you’re interested in giving your desktop a whole new look, we’ve gathered a few incredible Rainmeter skins that are worth downloading.
One more thing, if you are new to Rainmeter, you need to install Rainmeter software to make these skins/themes work. Controlling things via Manage Interface and Context Menu is really simple.
28. Elegant Weather
As the name suggests, it is a stunning, modern weather skin. To open the settings, just move mouse over the skin and double click. There you will find options to change the size and customize the look of the skin.
27. Pog Pack
Pog Pack skin is quite old, but it still looks amazing. There are 10 variables to change the control of the skin. It contains 12 basic pogs, 8 of which are tabbed and available with right or left tab. The central cog consists of basic time piece variation.
The skins have same features as of tubes, gauges and tooltips to display information. The author has modified the surrounds and integrated some props to make it look even better. The package includes analog clock, network activity, volume control, weather information, uTorrent tracker, RSS, music player and much more.
25. Before Dawn
A theme that requires absolutely no tweaking – all you have to do is just download and install, and it will show you laced bar spanning the entire width of your desktop. The content it displays includes current location weather, RSS feeds, shortcuts to most used applications and frequently visited websites, and time and date.
24. Metal Gear Rising
This is a collection of skins featuring a custom animated targeting system. It includes Gmail, 3 hard drives, CPU and RAM utilization, wifi signal strength and digital clock.
Two words are enough to define this skin: Simple and nice-looking. It shows Windows applications, including recycle bin, control panel, download folder at the top and right/left side, and a media player right at the center. However, you can customize the look as per as your convenience.
A Rainmeter set up based on Gravity Falls. The author has cleverly integrated modern icons into a mysterious ancient pad. As you can see, it displays application icons in the center and other details like system storage, battery level, data, notepad, and downloads are shown at the corners.
21. Another Top Bar
Another Top Bar skin gives you 8 modules to pick from. There are lots or settings to customize how exactly you want the bar to look. You are free to adjust height, turn on or off blur, select font and do much more with easy to use settings menu.
20. Legacy: Minimalism Blue
Inspired from Tron, this skin contains RSS reader for 6 different feeds, weather, gmail notifier, time and date. Also, there is a place to put up to 6 website URLs, and there a minimalist launcher for up to 6 of your selected application and 6 selected folders.
Skyrim rainmeter suite contains 12 different skins, some of them in multiple variations. It features 3 HDD skins, 3 CPU usage bars, 2 clock skins, 3 physical memory skins, and some basic elements like PC running time indicator, shutdown, restart and sleep buttons.
This is a minimal skin for displaying weather information. Changing setting is very easy – just right click and go to “Settings” to adjust things like font, color, temperature unit and your location.
17. Tron Legacy
After seeing Tron Legacy, the author decided to build a Rainmeter theme, cobbled together out of other themes, which are Blue Vision, Spaceview and Enigma. It does include some basic elements like CPU utilization, RAM usage, Hard drive data, and more.
16. Beautiful Blue
This skin is inspired by another beautiful shield skin. You don’t even need to adjust individual icons, just download and install to get the exact same look.
Enigma provides a library of desktop gadgets that you can select from, arrange and configure according to your convenience. It gives you more than 100 customization options in 7 different skins, including “Taskbar” and “Sidebar” styles.
LIM!T is a simple skin suite, in which text fills up as its value increases. It shows time, CPU temperature, and weather information in an elegant way. All skins are scalable.
Rainworks contains 30 compact skins, each one could be used either at the bottom or top of the desktop. Most of them come in either a basic or upgraded option. Width and dropbox of each skin are different. Editing layout or altering settings is so simple, all you have to do is click on the middle of any active skin.
12. Desktop music visualizer
This is a realtime FFT music visualizer with scalable bars and colors. It comes in several versions, each version has different setting that might be more preferable to start with for new users. You can even run 2 instances of Rainwater simultaneously by installing ‘portable version’ in another folder.
11. Neon Space
Who wouldn’t like to drive and control a modern spaceship, but sadly this dream can’t come true. At least Neon space tries to give you a feeling of piloting a sci-fi spacecraft while you are working on your PC. The glowing skin comes with several attractive audio visualizers, animations and supports 1440P resolution.
Palette has numerous wallpaper in all sizes (including 4K). It features all basic elements like documents, music, system and user information, recycle bin, network details, time and date, Facebook and Twitter. You can even manually set horizontal/vertical position, height, width and font size.
Plain skin comes with 15 panels, which includes CPU temperature and usage, date and time, download and speed, RAM usage, storage, settings, weather data, volume control, google search and music player. There are multiple panel variants, with different color and transparency.
8. UI White
UI White skin has been heavily modified to take up less space. Like other skins, it features all basic elements like data and time, CPU, RAM and Disk information, search bar, power button, and weather data.
TECH-A looks futuristic and minimal. It can display plenty of information, including RAM utilization, CPU core usage, date/time and weather data. Apart from this, you can set some website URL in order to open them within a click, right from your desktop.
A skin with hexagons that looks like a honeycomb if you put them at right place. You can put icons of different applications (like photoshop, plex, setting, chrome, evernote, and even website links) in each hexagon
5. Electronic Monitoring
This skin comes in 31 different styles that fits in all screen resolutions. You can open or hide the blocks with monitoring indicators separately or all at once. Base 10 blocks are located on the bottom or top of the monitor, and control skin and equalizer are placed in the center.
4. IronMan-Jarvis Theme Desktop
If you are a fan of Tony Stark, you probably know about the Jarvis operating system. Well, you don’t have to be a real Iron Man to turn your desktop into Jarvis. This rainmeter desktop skin would work out just fine. It displays hard disk capacity, CPU temperature, system folder shortcuts and RSS feeds, all things are completely customizable.
3. Mass Effect
As the name suggests, the skin is for hardcore fans of popular science fiction video game, Mass Effect. It includes plenty of elements like CPU monitor, media playback, hard disk data, network statistics graphs, date and time. All elements can be freely rearranged.
BlueVision is a futuristic looking system monitoring skin that displays detailed CPU usage graphs in 4 different layouts. The graphs can be set for RAM, network, hard disk drive related details, and system overview. Along with this, the skin can display notepad, RSS reader, weather radar map and shutdown control.
Zelda is colorful, different kind of skin that only focuses on displaying application icons on the desktop. Click the triforce to set the skin on normal mode, click the right wing to set it to night mode, and click the bottom (eagle feet) to set it to day mode.