Desktop customization provides a highly underrated opportunity for Windows users to display a sense of personality and individuality. Currently, Windows doesn’t offer the opportunity for this kind of freedom but luckily, Rainmeter provides a whole host of free skins for you to choose from, giving the opportunity for your desktop to look unique.
How do you use Rainmeter?
Rainmeter is compatible with all Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 OS. All you need to do is download the open-source tool, which is totally free and safe. Then just browse their massive range of skins until you find one that you like, and download it. It’s that simple.
Here are 25 of the best skins available for gamers:
Let your love of gaming shine through your desktop with this skin. It makes your desktop look just like the menu in one of your favorite medieval games, and the large font makes it easy to navigate around. This skin doesn’t clog your desktop up with unnecessary information – it sticks to the basics.
For all of the space lovers, this skin is a great option. All of your desktop information is rearranged to appear as though you are looking out the windshield of a spaceship, with a stunning aerial view of Earth. This skin can tinker with this option, inserting and removing modules in order to display different information, including hard disk information and network statistics.
For gamers who are into their mythical games, this might be the skin for you. Some of the great features on this skin include battery percentage disguised as a health bar, the time disguised as a timer, as well as a menu that offers 12 fully customizable shortcuts.
As the name suggests, this skin pays homage to the great DC superhero. This is a more minimalist skin, with customizable information that gets listed on the sides of the screen, so as not to detract from the main image of the man himself. One of the benefits to this skin is that you have the opportunity to display a lot of information, without feeling as though your screen is getting clogged up.
If perhaps you are more of a Marvel fan, then maybe this skin is a little better suited for you. You can customize this skin, and add in all of the information you deem necessary, all in the design of Mr. Starks J.A.R.V.I.S. This also comes in four different colorways – red, yellow, green and blue.
No list of skins for gamers would be complete without a nod to Battlefield 3. This Rainmaker skin comes equipped with a sidebar on the right-hand side of the screen, which can be altered to include your ideal shortcuts. The skin also displays other information such as date and time in bold, easy to read lettering in other parts of the screen, so you never miss it.
Hardware is something truly unique, for those looking for a contrasting desktop. This skin involves a black and red theme for all of your shortcuts and information, designed to circle the main centerpiece. Add as much or as little as you want, and customize the background to plain black so that the design really stands out, or make it a different color to add even more depth to your desktop.
If you’re looking for something futuristic and minimalist, look no further than this skin. Everything has been arranged in a circular design, and you have complete freedom to add and remove the widgets and shortcuts that you want, including weather, time and date, RAM usage, and access to systems folders.
This takes minimalism to a new level, with a clean, basic display. The skin utilizes a navy and red design on a neutral background to display only the essentials – time, media display (and all necessary buttons to navigate through music), user profile, a slideshow of images. This is customizable, but with this particular skin, less is definitely more.
Take a moment to send some love to the amazing film with this skin. This World War Z design features stunning imagery from the film and utilizes a minimal design that doesn’t detract too much from this main focus. All information and shortcuts are moved to the corners of your desktop, and you can customize exactly what you want to go where.
This is definitely one of the best skins out there, and the aesthetic is totally customizable. Choose from submodules that offer various different files and shortcuts, so take your time picking the option that looks the best, and is the most convenient for you. Make sure with this skin that you pick a very neutral background, so that it doesn’t detract from what is going on in the foreground.
Go all out with the nanoschematic skin. The wildly different aesthetic might take some getting used to, but the amazing DNA look is worth it. Pick and choose the mods and shortcuts you want to add to the screen, including weather, date and time, equalizer, RAM and drives.
For anime lovers, this skin provides a cool sense of tranquility to your desktop. Without being sexualized and gross, this genuinely nice and innocent skin allows users to add and remove different shortcuts, as well as widgets such as the date and time, CPU and RAM usage, and speed.
This skin from Rainmeter is truly a design to marvel at. All of the widgets and modifications appear to be drawn directly onto the background, giving users the opportunity to use this style, and create something that blends together seamlessly. Its neutral and minimalist design comes in four different themes and can include memory, date and time, drives, and networks.
This skin is available in a light or dark mode, and your choice is drastically going to affect how you see your desktop. This skin offers extensive customization, including adding or removing a to-do list, CPU and RAM usage, the weather, date and time, and systems folder shortcuts.
This skin really just does what it says on the tin. It features a very, very simple design, offering only the most necessary information on the desktop. This is a great option for those who like their desktop to be a calming and clutter-free spot, and offers the date and time, weather, and access to the recycle bin.
This skin is heavily inspired by Gravity Falls, and all of the icons become part of some ancient coded map. There are widgets in the center of the screen, in a circular display, and more information around the outside of the screen, which can include the date and time, and CPU and RAM usage.
This skin offers a whole host of options regarding how you want your desktop to look, and all of them are futuristic. The clean and minimalist design allows users the option of adding or removing shortcuts for documents, music player, date and time, CPU and RAM, as well as database information.
If you’re the type of person who loves looking at top quality cars, then this might be the perfect skin for you. The focal point of your desktop remains the background but all the necessary information and shortcuts surround this. This skin is more aesthetic than functional and provides only a handful of widgets to customize your desktop with.
This is one of the most popular skins on Rainmeter, and it is not difficult to see why. It offers so many options and can be completely personalized to suit your tastes. This is the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality. In 2009 this was the default theme for Rainmeter, and many people have a nostalgic attachment to it, and keep coming back.
Despite the minimalist nature, this skin is in fact incredibly diverse and offers great opportunities for customization. Its main feature is the clock, but it can also display other information (date and time, weather, music, battery, etc.), all as clickable text. It comes in a light or a dark style, which provides two very different visual experiences.
30 Rock lovers might like the subtle nod to the show, with the title of this skin being the name of the guest character that David Schwimmer played. Obscure reference aside, this skin offers everything that a gamer could want from a desktop. Everything is cleanly arranged and easily readable, and there are 19 different widgets you can use to customize your screen.
For those who are looking for something different, the newspaper desktop adds an element of fun, designed to mimic the look of a newspaper on a table. Although it might take a little bit of an extra close look, all of the widgets and information you could possibly want are integrated into the design of this skin, so that nothing looks out of place.
This skin involves a design that centers around a cog, with all of the important information radiating out from this. There are 12 different pogs that you can use, as well as a number of other design variables that can change other aspects of the way that the skin looks.
This skin is for those who don’t mind having all the information they could possibly need all splashed onto their desktop. There are 31 different styles, so you can find the perfect match for you. It’s also very easy to hide some of the blocks, if you are looking for a more streamlined approach.
In conclusion, there is a variety of skins you can choose from and they are each unique in their own way. You know 25 of those skins and can hopefully choose your favourite!