Rainmeter 3.1.0 Rev 2290 / 3.2.0 Rev 2326 Beta

Highly versatile app that displays resource meters and other, multipurpose gadgets on the desktop, featuring support for third-party skins
There are numerous ways to monitor a computer's performance and usage levels for important components, and Rainmeter offers one of the most good-looking ones, especially due to the fact that it supports third-party skins.

Unique and attractive display of system information

The app displays several panels on your desktop presenting a wide range of information about the host PC, such as the CPU, RAM and Swap usage, as well as the free space on each connected drive. This way, one can obtain a detailed overview of the computer within the same place, without needing to explore various menus and system windows.

Monitor usage levels and take action to boost performance

Needless to say, when the monitored values are too high, users need to start closing some of their running applications and reduce the strain on their PC. Similarly, if they are running out of space on any partition, it is time to begin removing obsolete, unnecessary, duplicate or temp files either manually or with a specialized software solution.

Extra multipurpose panels to enhance the desktop

In addition to the aforementioned panels, Rainmeter can also place some extra ones onto the desktop, depending on your choice: a feed reader, the current time and date, Google search box and details about the network activity. Thus, everybody can keep track of their preferred news feed or monitor the upload and download rates without installing distinct apps.

Customize all panels and save the desktop configuration

Users get the possibility to select the panels they need and to modify the opacity and position for each of them. Once they obtain the layout that suits their desktop best, they can save it and restore it at a later time, thus getting the chance to keep experimenting with new designs without affecting the initial one.

Download numerous third-party Rainmeter skins

Due to the flexibility of Rainmeter, third-party developers or enthusiast amateurs can easily use their creativity to produce artistic skins that can match the installed OS theme. In other words, the functionality of the app can still be enjoyed regardless of the skin one settles for, and they can use the app for as long as they choose, since it comes with a freeware license.

For an enhanced user experience, you can pair the app with external tools, such as Vista Rainbar or Rainmeter Skin Gallery.

The setup kit includes both an installer and portable version, while a separate portable utility can be found here.

Reviewed by on July 21st, 2014


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
September 18th, 2014, 6:17 GMT
file size:
2.2 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Rainy
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003
category:
C: \ System \ System Info
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What's New in version 3.2.0 Rev 2326 Beta
  • Fixed Corrected a bug introduced in r2325 that would cause external applications like AutoIt to be unable to identify and send messages to the Rainmeter window handle.
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Rainmeter is an easy to use application that allows you to run various system monitoring tools and customize it with o...

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