Alternatives to Rainmeter for all platforms with any license





Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Conky icon


    Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • XWidget icon

    XWidget Discontinued Warning

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The...

    Free Windows Android Android Tablet

  • Windows Sidebar icon

    Windows Sidebar

    (Due to a security vulnerability, it is recommended to turn off Sidebar and Gadgets.) Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is...

    Free Windows

  • MenuMeters icon

    MenuMeters Discontinued

    MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs...

    Open Source Mac

  • Bginfo icon


    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself...

    Free Windows

  • GKrellM icon


    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Moss icon


    Moss is a live wallpaper, an alternative to Conky for Android. It provides system statistics such as uptime, cpu usage, network usage...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • gDesklets icon

    gDesklets Discontinued

    gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • GeekTool icon


    GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins: ...

    Free Mac

  • 8GadgetPack icon


    8GadgetPack makes it possible to use gadgets on Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10.

    Free Windows

  • VBGadgets

    Some nice gadgets for your Windows desktop

    Free Windows

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  • Moo0 System Monitor

    Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker icon

    KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker

    Create you own designs and display any data you need, at once, and with wonderful animations too! If you were looking for Rainmeter...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Desktop Info icon

    Desktop Info

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike...

    Free Windows

  • WinBar

    WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls. WinBar...

    Open Source Windows

  • MiniUsage icon


    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a...

    Free Mac

  • Nerdtool icon


    NerdTool is a GeekTool-like application that displays information directly on your desktop.

    Open Source Mac

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  • ThemeWidgets icon


    Theme Widgets has eight small apps that run on your PC desktop. The apps cover different tasks such as: clock, calculator, weather...

    Free Windows

  • Free Desktop Widget Toolbox icon

    Free Desktop Widget Toolbox

    Download a multi widget toolbox. Use an elegant and clean display with one-click access. Use widgets, including Countdown Timer...

    Free Windows

  • BitBar icon


    The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it's completely free. An...

    Open Source Mac

  • iPulse icon


    Using its concise and appealing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of OS X on your desktop, menu bar or...

    Commercial Mac

  • WPInfo icon


    WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique...

    Open Source Windows

Rainmeter Comments

It's really to bad that they don't have a version of Rainme ...

Comment by jdehnert
about Rainmeter Jun 2011

It's really to bad that they don't have a version of Rainmeter for the Mac. It's such an excellent concept. I believe that Mac users would really embrace this app. It would be a real asset to anyone who used it. Unfortunately, the developers don't seem to have any interest in supporting it on the Mac, and as far as I know no one has stepped up to the place to try and create a Mac fork of the project. The alternatives available to the Mac that are commonly sited don't really offer the depth and breadth of configurability that Rainmeter does.


Looks nice but presumably causes crash of my win xp explore ...

Comment by uebermensch
about Rainmeter Jun 2011

Looks nice but presumably causes crash of my win xp explorer. Also, handling of settings etc. could be more handy.


Long life Rainmeter! ^0^Too much awesome, useful & innovati ...

Comment by Aerialsky
about Rainmeter Jun 2011

Long life Rainmeter! ^0^

Too much awesome, useful & innovative skin available by community ^^