This is the collection of the Best Rainmeter Skins and Themes for Windows 10, 8 and 7. This year’s collection is carefully curated to include the Rainmeters Skins that are not only beautiful but also functional. The ease of installation, functionality, design, security and no bugs are criteria’s we use to curate the list of the best Rainmeters Skins and Themes for Windows 10 and older versions.
The Desktop screen is probably one of the first points of interaction, aside from the system boot elements. Having a cool desktop is not about measuring how cool it looks, but how you can arrange it to become what you want to see. Especially having something that makes you more productive or motivated is really a good thing to have.
Before compiling this list, I was tempted to limit it to a finite number, then I found out that it will be better to make it a growing list. I might be removing some, but definitely going to add to the list of the best Rainmeter Skins and Themes. Contribution in the comment section for addition to the list will be reviewed and added if it truly meets the criteria or better than any of the items on the list.
Rainmeter skins help with productivity and efficiency. It also helps you to manage your time and save it as well. Some of the popular tweaks and features available on Rainmeter Skins include weather apps, RSS Feeds, Time, Note Taker, Email, CPU management, and favorite sites and software shortcut.
Best Rainmeter Skins and Themes
Rainmeter is a windows desktop customizer, that allows you to tweak the look and functionality of your regular desktop screen. By default, Rainmeter comes with a pre-installed theme that you can use, however, it gives room for adding your own themes and skins.
The Rainmeter Skin and Themes are essentially a desktop customizer, it even allows you to make an adjustment that will suit your taste. With a wide variety of Rainmeter skins and themes to choose from, you can be sure to find a good one for your desktop. Another reason why the Rainmeter skins and themes are sorted after is that it uses some of the best pictures, wallpapers, and images. Some of the themes follow popular movie themes, personality, Sci-Fi, Games, and Images.
Installing the Rainmeter skin and themes require a bit of patience and learning. Most especially the customization, a very creative person may find it very easy while the rest of us need to get some customization inspiration.
Before proceeding, if this is your first time using the Rainmeter Skin or themes you need to download the Rainmeter Software from the Official Source here. This also applies to you if your system is a new one or does not have Rainmeter previously installed.
1. Senja Suite
Senja suite is one of the most popular Rainmeter Skin, with themes and skins built on top of the original Senja Suite skin. The Rainmeter skin by Aiden Drew is the best. The design in itself is minimalistic with productivity and ease of operating regular system task. It has easy display of time, search bar, documents and system management shortcut. This is an ideal skin for writers, artist, students, and designers.
It also features a slideshow that can be changed to your preferred image, it has an Anime feel and theme.
2. Fade Clock Conky
This skin has a very nice and simple look, it is sporty and revealing. The skin is a clock based theme which is in abundance, but the minimalistic design makes this particular skin standout. It is easy to install, fresh and does not have any known issue. The creator is willing to provide support if required on GitHub.
3. Spirit Rainmeter Skin
If you are in love with Minimal skins this is one for you, it features a simple feel and easy to access suite. It can be customized to mimic a Mac desktop or something better. The design is unique and does not need extra add-ons, aside from the parent Rainmeter software for customizing the desktop.
4. Glass Rainmeter Skin
This theme features a transparent and glass-like theme with shortcuts, time, file and program docs on the desktop. It is made by one of the trusted Rainmeter skins creators. It is also been supported by updates and amendments. The creator has helpful posts to guide users on how to install the Glass Rainmeter theme.
5. AVENGERS S.H.I.E.L.D OS Skin Modified
This newly modified Rainmeter skin is one of the best skins to beat, it has a very solid interface that includes weather, time, temperature, file shortcuts, software shortcuts, shutdown, and restart button. The theme is also designed to change appearances, the only thing that is left is the shield logo getting some rotating animation.
This theme is truly awesome, it has detailed installation guide, and instruction on how to clear some bugs and issues. This Rainmeter skin is useful and beautiful, it will make friends and colleagues envy your desktop screen.
6. Taboo Vision Rainmeter Skin
The skin is awesome and nice, it has some of the coolest features. It is simple and it works, I like it because it has a lot of white space and still maintains all the feature you will need at a glance. There is a clock, weather, icons, system and network information, tweaking this theme is easy and straightforward.
Fewer issues have been recorded with this Rainmeter skin, and there is a solution for common issues you may come across. See major issues and some solution below.
7. Elementary 3.0
This is a Rainmeter skin that shows text instead of images The clock, date, weather, CPU data, music are all showing indicators in plain text, beautifully designed and functional. The author provides a regular update and the theme does not have issues like most do. The weather widget has been updated to a working one.
The theme has 7 languages supported and a working Spotify plugin. The author describes it has a simple, text-based Rainmeter skins, for someone who doesn’t need to monitor their overclocked 8-core processor, but does want the time and date on their desktop.
8. TECH-A Rainmeter Skin
This Rainmeter Skin is one of the best designs and theme for your desktop. It spots controls for upload and downloads, buttons, weather widgets and information, RAM and CPU details. It may be slightly difficult for first time Rainmeter installers to figure out what works, reading through the comment will be of help. Details on how to solve some issues can be found below.
9. Darkness Falls Rainmeter Skin
If you love to have a good view of your wallpaper and also have a decent placement of your frequently used application and features then this theme will suit you. The skin features several plugins that add functionality to the skin, it is easy to install. Any challenges faced can be reported to the author or check comments for previously solved issues.
After downloading the main Wallpaper, you will need to install all the necessary application used. You will find the links to the application below the author name and description. The normal download seems to be broken, but the other application link works.
10. Neon Space Rainmeter Skin 2.4
The new version of the Neon Space Rainmeter Skin is very nice, it solves most of the challenges and adds newer tweaks to the skin. Neon space rainmeter skin supports 9 Languages, Spotify, and other notable media players. The fonts are included with more glow skins for easy customization and tweak.
It loads faster than the previous version, this reduces the RAM usage by 60%. The weather setup works, bugs fixed, animation options included with easy launcher setup to avoid editing skin files.
11. IronMan-Jarvis Theme Desktop
This is one of the best Rainmeter skins for desktop screens, it has a newer version with bugs fixed and some newer tweaks to the skin. The skin has a lot of awesome features and it is simply beautiful. I have included three links to the various versions available, I will advise you read the instruction first, especially the comment. Download and install, if you run into any issue, refer to the comment section for a possible solution.
Download 2017 Skin Version here
12. Blue Green Fresh Rainmeter Skin
This theme is simple, it contains solid features like desktop usage monitoring app, applications, music, notes. The skin is tabbed and has a simple instruction you can follow to use the features. This theme is very popular, the download count is over 35,000.
13. Grow Trees Rainmeter Skin
Grow trees is a simple and elegant Rainmeter Skin, it has a very minimalist design and feel. It has features that include easy access to my documents, music, browsers, RAM, CPU, Network Info, Time, My computer, System, and User Info.
This Rainmeter skin has a download count of over 250,000 and a daily download count over 300. This should rank as one of the best Rainmeter skins. The theme has a lot of text and icon for the music player. It has a lot of automated features such as Geolocation for weather and a nice text animation. You can get a resolution to issues if you read the comment, the skin itself is light and easy to understand.
15. Simple Media 1.1
Simple Media is also one of the best rainmeter skins, it works well on a nice wallpaper and features a weather and time application. It is easy for first-time users to understand and install, many of the issues the may occur during installation have been pre-configured. The file is also in a .rmskin format to help you avoid unnecessary tweaking. Get theme options and other features that make them unique. See comment to resolve any issue you may encounter.
16. Space Theme Rainmeter Skin
The wallpaper theme for this skin is very clear and nice. It is also futuristic in look with easy access to some of the frequently used application such as calendar, CPU, Time, Dates, and Notes. You will also find shortcuts to some of your favorite applications and documents on this lovely Rainmeter skin.
17. Figures for Rainmeter
The updated version of figures is nice, it supports iTunes, Windows Media Player, and it includes the current day of the week and time. This skin presents the information in a simple stylish manner. The major issue reported by the creator is the text that extends beyond the figure for iTunes player information.
Download Figures Rainmeter Skin
18. Night Rainmeter Skin
This is a good rainmeter skin with proper documentation and installation instruction. The features include My Computer, Documents, Browser, Music, Power Info, System & User Info, Cpu, Ram, Swap, Disk C & D, Network Info, Recycle Bin, Time and Date. This Rainmeter skin makes your PC look like a view from a fighter jets cockpit.
19. Raleway Rainmeter Skin
The Raleway Rainmeter skin has a very simple minimalistic look, it features a nice date, time, weather, music, new desktop folders, and files. It is in the .rmskin format and has little or no issues. This is one of the coolest themes for those who love the Raleway font and simple design.
20. SimpleDOCK Rainmeter Skin
The simpleDOCK has a very simple concept, it displays the most important information. This Rainmeter skin is good for those who love minimalism and clutter-free environment. Ideal too for staying productive and motivated, it also saves you time.
21. Electic Space Rainmeter Skin
The Electric Space Rainmeter skin is core package theme that has a nice blue wallpaper and apps integrate. It displays the date, WiFi details, Network, CPU and RAM, HDD Meters, Clock and Weather.
This is a mixture of unique ideas and working with the inspiration and ideas of others to make it an awesome skin. This theme has nice controls, digital clock, weather skin, and fonts.
22. Rainmeter Skin Customized with Batman Theme
Batman Rainmeter theme with the weather widget, taskbar, music player, time, and date. It also includes the RSS Widget, calendar, CPU and RAM management among other features.
Rainmeter Skins by Category
- Taskbar skins
- Tech Skins
- Weather skins
- Nature skins
- New rainmeter skins
- Minimal skins
- Minimalistic skins
- Music skin
- Gaming skins
- Hacker skin
- System monitoring skin
- Calendar skin
- Clock skin
- Anime skin
- Rainmeter skins for Windows 8
- Windows 7 Rainmeter skins
- Rainmeter skins for Windows 10
Let us have your own suggestion and input to upgrade this list of the best Rainmeter skins and themes for Windows 10, 8, and 7.
Acknowledgement: Special thanks to all the creators who featured and for the use of their screenshot taken from Deviantart. Thanks.
Major Issues with Older Rainmeter Skins with No Support
- Weather App does not work, is one issue faced with older Rainmeter skins. The weather app of most skins does not work with recent Rainmeter Software, Yahoo weather API, or the latest Windows OS version. To fix weather issues see the video below.
- The music icon does not work or does not support Spotify. This itself is an issue that makes the Rainmeter Skin look incomplete if it is not included in the skin setup.
- Getting Gmail to work is also one of the common issues with Rainmeter skins and themes that features email. The email issue may probably be due to updates by Gmail.
Reminder on How to Install Rainmeter Skin
The first step is to download and install the Rainmeter software Version 4.0 or later on your system. This is the base that allows the Rainmeter skin to work. If you need to see some tutorial on how to install Rainmeter skin or themes see these articles for guidance. Getting started section of the official manual.
Rainmeter skin files have the extension .rmskin, this is usually inside a .rar or .zip file. Download the file and unzip it, if you have rainmeter installed, the system will give you the option to install the .rmskin file on your system.
Simply run the installer and launch the skin using the Rainmeter manage dialog or context menu. If you experience any issues installing the Rainmeter skin check out this instruction for further guidance.
New Rainmeter skins and themes are released every week, efforts will be made to update this list to include the best. If you want to suggest any Rainmeter Skin kindly provide the link for further review. Appreciation goes to everyone who has their Rainmeter Skin and Themes featured here and for the use of their screenshot.
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