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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- - Rainmeter is the most popular Windows alternative to XWidget.
- - Rainmeter is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to XWidget.
- Live WallpapersRainmeter offers a selection of dynamic, interactive, and animated wallpapers.
- Works OfflineRainmeter can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
- LightweightRainmeter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Ad-freeRainmeter doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0.
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- - Conky is the most popular Linux alternative to XWidget.
- Command line interfaceConky either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
- No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Conky without registration.
- LightweightConky consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
- Ad-freeConky doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
- Support for Multiple MonitorsConky supports the use of multiple displays.
Elkowars Wacky Widgets is a standalone widget system made in Rust that allows you to implement your own, custom widgets in any window manager.Suggest and vote on features
Personalize your Home and Lock Screen with Lockera. Keep track of essential information
- - Lockera Widgets is the most popular Mac, iPhone & iPad alternative to XWidget.
Widgetable provides trending widgets on your lock and home screen, including pet widgets, plant widgets, social widgets for friends and couples, mood bubbles, dynamic icons, app launching widgets and contact shortcuts.
- - Widgetable is the most popular Android alternative to XWidget.
OneWidget is a customizable app offering a wide variety of widgets for personalizing your home screen, including transparent, live, and health data widgets, with adjustable themes, icons, and sizes, compatible with iOS 14+ and iPadOS 14+.
This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.Suggest and vote on features
MenuMeters for El Capitan Features
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.Suggest and vote on features
Moo0 System Monitor Features
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.Suggest and vote on features
Desktop Info Features
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.Suggest and vote on features
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:
- File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity
- Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands
- Image mode
The program is reportedly still working, but latest version, 3.3.1, was released in October 2016. It can be still downloaded from the official website.