Rainmeter is the ultimate desktop enhancement application. With over thousands of skins available, one can style their desktop as they want to. I generally use it to monitor my gmail account, browse through RSS feeds, quickly launch apps and save notes (which is snyc-ed with Kunal using Dropbox, so we can collaborate together on posts efficiently).
Rainmeter is not just an application, it is a robust toolkit. It has a huge community where in developers contribute their work. It puts minimal load on your PC. The best part is, Rainmeter is free and open source.
In this post, I’m sharing 18 Rainmeter themes or skins that I’ve used and think that they’re the best available around:
How to Install a Rainmeter theme?
- Right-click and Extract the contents of the file (.zip or .rar)
- Copy it to Rainmeter’s Skins folders present at:
- Open Rainmeter (or restart it if its already open). Right click on its tray icon and from the “Config” menu, choose your Skin/Theme.
- Congrats you did it!
(If it doesn’t work, lemme know about it by leaving a comment after this post.)
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Any rainmeter themes list is incomplete without mentioning about Omnimo, the best theme ever made for it. Make your desktop go Metro!
Download: Omnimo 3.1 Skin for Rainmeter (34.3 MB)
Also check out – WP 7 Metro theme for Windows 7 for a complete Metro interface.
Download: WRMZ Theme
Download: Gaia 10 Skin (1.8 MB)
Download: Speed Theme (2.9 MB)
Rising Reflection Interface
Download: Rising Reflection Interface Skin (8.7 MB)
Download: Razor Theme (2.9 MB)
Download: Unity Theme (11.6 MB)
Download: Moxx Skin for rainmeter (3.9 MB)
Download: iShortcuts Theme (1.7 MB)
Download: i2 Bar Skin (1.2 MB)
Download: HUD uTorrent Skin (0.3 MB)
Download: 2Tone Rainmeter Skin (0.2 MB)
Download: Crowd Skin (8.5 MB)
Download: Corner Calendar Config (2.0 MB)
10-Foot HUD YBoris
Download: 10-Foot HUD Ybrois skin (8.4 KB)
Download: Simple Taskbar Config (116 KB)
Download: Electric Space (19.8 KB)
Download: NH Theme (1.1 MB)
Did I miss anything?
P.S.: If you think this wasn’t enough, check out Lifehacker’s Desktop Show and tell (Flickr) Group, it’s is also worth checking out. It’s a great gallery of such more rainmeter skins:
Hope you liked these themes. It’s been some time since we last updated this article so there may be many new themes which are better than the ones we have enlisted here. Please feel free to comment here, if a theme gets sufficient votes, we will surely add that particular Rainmeter theme to this post.