Users that want to redesign the look of their computer can easily install an application like Rainmeter and then proceed to customize whatever they want. Overall, the tool does not feature a difficult installation process, but if the customization itself seems overwhelming, there are complete written and video guides that can help beginners to create a unique desktop. All of these guides are accessible within the app itself, and following a guide can be done with ease, even if one might want to create a widget from scratch. This is one of the best features of the tool, because it uses a friendly programming language and the end results can take any form that users want.
Scripting widgets is easily achievable even in Notepad and all kinds of effects such as transparency, position, icons, font colors and various tweaks can be added to any element that can be later integrated in a full theme. Themes can be imported into the tool from the Internet or own creations can be shared with the community. There are no paid elements in Rainmeter, as every plugin and extension is freely developed by active users in the community.
Latest news or Facebook updates can be displayed on the desktop, encompassed in a customized widget and refreshed whenever the user wants to. Live updates are also available and they will only require small amounts of bandwidth. The whole desktop can be replaced by Rainmeter icons and widgets and everything will be launched along with the OS. This way, users will be permanently accompanied by their own creations. Tweeting is also available using different widgets and a simple connection between the certain desktop item and the Twitter account allows users to post directly from the main screen of the PC. Weather forecasts are also highly customizable, depending on every user’s needs.