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Rainmeter Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Rainmeter for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Sidebar Diagnostics, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Rainmeter and 13 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Rainmeter are XWidget, GKrellM, XMeters and Desktop Info.

Rainmeter 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 Rainmeter.
This page was last updated Apr 20, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio...

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  1. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

    Almost everyone thinks Sidebar Diagnostics is a great alternative to Rainmeter.
  2. 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.

    XWidget vs Rainmeter opinions
    Most users think XWidget is a great alternative to Rainmeter.

    Easy to uses and easy to create my own skins and theme. awesome.

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  3. 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.

    Most users think GKrellM is a great alternative to Rainmeter.
  4. XMeters

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Taskbar System Monitoring for Windows.

  5. 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.



  6. Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.

  7. WinDynamicDesktop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This app ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to get the times of sunrise and sunset each day, and rotates through the 16 Mojave wallpaper images throughout the day and night.

  8. BgInfo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you...

  9. RainWallpaper

    • Windows

    RainWallpaper is a powerful live wallpaper engine that allows you to use various types of customizable animated wallpapers on your Windows desktop, including 3D and 2D animations, websites, videos, with mouse interaction and cool effects, and with minimum cpu and ram usage.

    RainWallpaper vs Rainmeter opinions
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    for backgrounds, not widgets.

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  10. 8GadgetPack

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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