I have something amazing for you if you are a Windows OS user. If you are bored staring at the same wallpaper or screensaver every morning you turn on your PC/laptop, you are in luck.
Today, I am going to share the best Rainmeter skins and themes of 2018 which will allow you to customise the whole look (from wallpaper to buttons/icons etc.) of your Windows home screen, so it looks nothing but awesome.
I decided to write this guide because I have been both a WIndows & Mac user. While Mac is known for it’s sophisticated experience, Windows is known for the extremely customisable interface. Many users do not take advantage of this fact and just keep it mundane. But not anymore! Whether you are using Windows 10, 8 or 7, these free and latest Rainmeter themes will help you tweak your desktop to the most beautiful state possible. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
What is Rainmeter?
Rainmeter is basically a desktop customisation toolkit and not just a mere software. It provides tons of skins and themes available for free. Starting from hardware meters to functional audio visualisers (including buttons, icons, various elements on Desktop, the look and feel) it customises it all on your Windows desktop.
There are hundreds of Rainmeter skins/themes available, though I have narrowed down, some very cool Rainmeter skins which you can download for free right from this post and get started using it.
Moreover, since it’s an open-source software, the community is SUPER helpful and very active, so it won’t be hard to solve any problem if you face. All it would need for you is to post your query and get your answers on the forum under minutes.
How to Install Rainmeter Skins or Themes
Before you start downloading the themes, you need to download and install Rainmeter software application on your PC system. Below are the exact steps you need to follow in order to get this done quickly.
- Go to Rainmeter and download the version that suits your Windows OS (Windows 7 or above)
- Once downloaded, install the software by following the on-screen instructions one by one
- Select any of the Rainmeter themes or skins from the list below in the article and download it
- Unzip the theme file you downloaded in the above step using WinRar or 7-Zip
- Copy ALL the contents of the unzipped folder
- Go to My Computer >> Documents >> Skins and paste it all into this folder
- Now launch the Rainmeter application, choose the Config option
- You will be able to see your desired theme waiting to be applied to your Windows interface
- Just click on Apply and you are done!
List of Best Rainmeter Skins and Themes in 2018
Here is a list of the Rainmeter themes which I think are some of the top ones to customise your desktop. There are over 25 skins in this list, so sit back and relax while you witness some amazing and breathtaking themes.
This skin is something that has the look and efficiency. Information that you need are displayed for your smart work. You get information of the usage of CPU, utilization of the RAM, time, date and you also have shortcuts for various actions. It keeps on revolving and yet simple.
It looks complicated yet you don’t need to be tech savvy in order to use it. You can customize it as per your convenience and make the most of it. You will have access to modules that you can position as per your comfort factor. On the display will be found time, date, the capacity of the hard disc, temperature, the RSS feed together with the shortcut to the folder of the system.
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It is one of the best rainmeter skins to use. If you have a specific resolution in mind, you can get that as there are many resolutions in place. You will have shortcuts to media player as well as the browser. You can also have access to the volume control, RAM, system usage etc. The CPU usage will help you clear the cache whenever need be. You will also have the eagle tag S.H.I.E.L.D.
It is another in high demand among the users. You will have numerous functions to perform in one platform. Along with the display of the usual time and date on the skin, you have full control on the volume and media player. The statistics of the network will be convenient for any user. You can easily arrange everything that is on display as per your convenience.
It is minimal in nature with immense functionality. It looks simple and basic. If you like something that is not much, this one is the best for you. The display has time, date, pictures and other shortcuts. Make your task simpler and easy with this rainmeter skin added to your PC.
This rainmeter skin is designed to make things look extremely easy to use. The wallpapers of aliens that come along will make you feel more excited about it. The modules can be customized as per your need. Your power status, network status, download speed etc. are all available on the skin.
We all love widgets on our gadgets. If you are one of those widget lovers, you will love this for sure as the modules make impressions of widgets on the screen. The layouts can be easily customized so that the skin looks elegant. One can have a lot of data on the screen for better work performance of yours. Be it weather, RSS feed, time, date, you get everything here.
Nothing much to do and you have it all ready. You are just a run away and this skin works perfect for you. Your programs that are frequently accessed will be displayed for quick access to those programs without wasting much time. Frequently accessed websites also will be just a click away.
One of the most elegant rainmeter skins, PILEUS is a favorite of many. The drawn and scrubbed feature is the unique selling point. You get everything on the display. It is one of the most useful and powerful skin that can be used by people.
A skin that has everything on the display yet looks simple is this. Your desktop will look amazing with this rainmeter skin. You get displays of weather, time, date etc. You also have shortcuts to system libraries, power status and the strength of the network.
It is the best rainmeter skin that can be customized and configured in the best possible way. Apart from the usage of the CPU, RAM and the time, date of your country, you also have displays of the world. You can customize each of the items in a unique manner.
The effect is transparent and one of the highly customizable skin. The look gets better when combined with wallpapers that are mute and simple in nature. It can be customized as per the need of the desktop screen. The temperature that you get is not for the present da only but for three consecutive days.
If you want everything to be displayed on the screen, this is the best one that you can opt for. The shape of the appearances is rectangular and looks elegant and beautiful. Everything looks sorted and simple. It is easy to find and access without much time. CPU and RAM usage status is important so that the task can be minimized and the desktop can be cleaned when needed for making the performance faster.
With no boundaries in the items on display, the skin looks creative and infinite. The skin gets accentuated when amalgamated with the best wallpaper. You can display items like date, temperature, time and even RSS feed.
As the name says it all, it is the simplest of all skins available. It is so elegant and simple that the desktop looks absolutely stunning. Font size and designs are best when we consider them with the skin. You also have access to the status of the recycle bin. One of the best characteristics of this rainmeter skin is the font design.
Get the best display of the CPU and RAM usage with the help of this rainmeter skin. It is simple and beautiful to look at. The fonts are clean and big and can be customized as per the convenience. You also have the best weather statistics.
It is so gorgeous that you can’t take your eyes off this skin. The modules can be configured and the neon color glows even in the dark. This makes it an exciting skin for your desktop. It resembles a spaceship of some alien and with so much technical to look at, you find beauty in its overall look.
Like very few skin, this one is one of the simplest and makes for a great skin to be run. You can display time, weather, date, RAM usage, etc. in one skin. You will also have shortcut to documents.
Yes, just as the name, it is quite elegant in appearance. The font designs are quite clear and soothing to the eyes. It is not too heavy and helps you keep the RAM usage clean and minimal to a great extent.
Battlefield lovers can’t get rid of this rainmeter skin. Battlefield 3 is one of the best gaming skins. You can get clock that is customized and live update of the weather. Essential shortcut to various items will keep your work handy.
Lover of darkness and night, you will love this skin. All the widgets, wallpapers, icons and other items installed on this skin will be enhanced in the dark theme when this skin is used.
Customize the task bar that you frequently use and make your tasks easier and more convenient. It is an elegant and subtle skin that can be customized and used smartly. It is absolutely simple but helpful.
Unique in nature, this rainmeter skin is out of the world. There are four colors that enhance the beauty of this skin. The colors are red, grey, black and white that make the interface look even more classic. Use the colored interface you like as per your mood.
Slightly different from other skins and looks more like the wall of a house, you will have a soft corner for this skin. Abstract icons are beautiful and the display of various items is truly mesmerizing to the eyes.
It looks more like any wallpaper. You will fall in love with the conventional appearance. The interface is simple and even simpler is the use of it. Live notifications that you want about the weather and RAM is available.
Do you love the way the screen of your Play Station looks? This is the rainmeter skin you have been looking for. This skin replicates your Play Station’s screen and is the simplest of all. The easily customization option will make you feel at ease. Customization is the best way to make your desktop give your better productivity. You also get wallpaper when you have this skin and this adds icing on the cake.
Apple’s Mac screen looks wonderful. Now, you can have that with your Windows computer too. Run this skin and make your PC look like any Mac computer. Icons and items can be added to the dock so that you can use it anytime you want. Convert your Windows screen to an Apple computer screen in a few clicks. Everything looks similar to an iMac or a MacBook screen.
Well, that was a huge list, wasn’t it? Did you guys enjoy this article?
I hope you found the skin or theme of your choice from this humongous collection of the latest Rainmeter themes. Comment below and tell me which is the best Rainmeter skin in your opinion?
As the computers are the digital extensions of the human personalities, Rainmeter allows us to make our imaginations turn into the beautiful reality on our PC. So what are you waiting for? Download and install your favorite Rainmeter theme or skin now and give a new face to your computer right away.