Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gadgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.
Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.
- [Added] General Image options: New UseExifOrientation option to automatically correct the orientation of images based on the EXIF data encoded in the image by a camera
- [Fixed] NowPlaying: Corrected an additional issue that caused the NowPlaying plugin to fail on XP systems in some cases
- [Changed] Plugin SDK: Updated and improved the C++/C# Plugin SDK for developers wishing to create Rainmeter plugins
Reviewing 2.5 r1761 Beta (Jan 16, 2013)
Been playing around with this & I like it, lots to mess around with, even better it's free! - But as my keyboard isn't waterproof it wrecked it , also flooded my PC room out so beware!
Reviewing 2.4 r1634 Beta (Oct 1, 2012)
I've been using rainmeter for quite a while now. Besides the eyecandy you can really boost your productivity especially by using skin packages like Enigma. It allows you to fetch RSS feeds to your desktop, set up calendar events and other clever tasks. This is my current rainmeter desktop http://ratemydesktop.org...S/Rainmeter_Enigma.html Rainmeter has come a long way since it was first released.
Reviewing 2.3 r1259 Beta (Mar 20, 2012)
Well I figured out what the problem was. They've made anti-aliasing an option on images now, not just fonts. That essential spoils older skins and is a rather odd thing to do.
Oh well, I made a new skin and all is well
Reviewing 2.3 r1172 Beta (Feb 13, 2012)
Been using this for awhile with no problems until now. The icons in the theme I'm using have become jagged. Reverted back and they look normal again
Reviewing 2.2r1078 Beta (Dec 14, 2011)
Rainmeter is open source. Try the following build which doesn't need any MSVC runtime installed: http://www.multiupload.com/RL165OUYWF
virustotal doesn't load for me so feel free to scan the file yourself, but it's a vanilla build from the svn trunk (with some project file related changes which shouldn't have any effect)
i dont see what the big deal is, rainmeter is awesome
I have no respect for any program that immediately starts downloading dependencies without bothering to first check if their present. Who DOESN'T have the VC++ runtime on their system at this point?? At least least ASK me if you can't be bothered to write the five lines of code!
Time for discussion.
What is there that you believe that Rainmeter can not do?