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 (Freemium), XWidget (Freemium), GKrellM (Free, Open Source) and Desktop Info (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    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.
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    2. XMeters taskbar system monitoring for Windows. Displays customizable stats: - Available RAM - Disk usage - CPU usage - Network usage Free version refreshes the stats every 3 seconds, paid version can be set to be faster.
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      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.com/
    3. 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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    4. 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.
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    5. 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.
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