Rainmeter is a free, open-source platform for Windows PCs that enables skins to run on the desktop. Some skins are very simple, single-purpose tools, like Windows desktop gadgets, or “widgets” on an Android device. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. You can use Rainmeter to customize your Windows PC. It includes a powerful and flexible set of features, and we are continually surprised by the creative ways that those features are used.
• Rainmeter does not change your Windows visual style. It cannot change the appearance of your taskbar, Start button, desktop icons, file explorer, or other built-in Windows components.
• Rainmeter is also not a window manager. It does not keep track of your open windows; it cannot maximize or minimize other application windows; and it does not enable “workspaces” or manage multi-monitor setups.
• Rainmeter does not replace other applications that it interacts with. For example, an “iTunes” skin may let you pause, play or skip to the next track in your iTunes media player. But iTunes must still be running in the background for the skin to work.
Homepage – http://rainmeter.net