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GeekTool Alternatives for Windows

GeekTool is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to GeekTool and six of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to GeekTool are XMeters, XWidget, GKrellM and Desktop Info.

GeekTool alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GeekTool.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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

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  1. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRainmeter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    XMeters

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Taskbar System Monitoring for Windows.

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    XWidget

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Steam

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.

    ⚫︎ LightweightXWidget consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableXWidget can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GKrellM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

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    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time.

    ⚫︎ PortableDesktop Info can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    screenstyler

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    It's a little something we made to make Windows customization easier. ScreenStyler has an intuitive UI and combines several apps and resources for fast, awesome results.

    ⚫︎ Customizablescreenstyler is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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