Rainmeter System Monitor is the best known and most popular desktop customization program for Windows open-source system monitor software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 license.
You may enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins handy, compact applets that float freely on your desktop. Rainmeterskins provide you with useful information at a glance. This application is easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts.
Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, control your media player – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. There are thousands and thousands of skins available, crafted by a large and ever-growing community of Rainmeter users.
Rainmeter System Monitor is not just an application, it is a robust toolkit. Create and modify your own skins in a simple language that’s easy to learn, with the help of our extensive documentation, getting started guide and skin tutorials. Skins call upon measures, a set of powerful built-in modules that do all the heavy lifting and create interactive meters to display that information however you decide. In this way, this application brings productive innovation together with creative artistry like no other platform of its kind.
This application-based on a community. People in our forums are always happy to help you get started or answer questions. Over the last few years, a thriving community has built up around Rainmeter, as average users freely contribute their own original skins, their generous knowledge and support, and their inspirational ideas to a project whose scope and capabilities are constantly expanding.
This application is designed for YOUR system. Rainmeter System Monitor uses very little CPU and RAM resources have a tiny space footprint and will run perfectly well on any hardware using Windows XP through Windows 8.
Rainmeter System Monitor Features
Rainmeter for Windows 10 uses very little hardware resources and will run perfectly well on any PC using Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10.
Create and modify your own skins in a simple language that’s easy to learn. Rainmeter System Monitor is not just an application, it is also a robust toolkit.
Over the last few years, a thriving community has built up around Rainmeter System Monitor is creating beautiful skins and helping each other.
Rainmeter System Monitor Benefits
Unique and attractive display of system information
The app that 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, this application can also place some extra ones onto the desktop gadgets 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 these application 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.
Pros and Cons
Pre-installed with stylish Enigma skin
Still room for simplification
Usability greatly improved
Adds great widgets to your desktop
Rainmeter System Monitor 4.3 for Windows
Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10