Rainmeter undoubtedly the best free desktop customization application available for Windows. Compatible with all active versions of Windows, it lets you make your desktop not only beautiful but also informative. There are hundreds – maybe even thousands – of fantastic skins are available on the Internet for this freeware.
For beginners, browsing and installing a new skin for Rainmeter might seem like a difficult task. Even though many skins are available in .rmskin format for direct installation, some skins that come in zip format need to be copied to the Rainmeter skins folder manually.
Users who are new to Rainmeter and want to easily download and install new skins can now take the help of free software named Rainmeter Skin Gallery to easily download and install skins.
Rainmeter Skin Gallery is a portable software and lets you install new skins in a jiffy. The current version of the software offers you over 240 skins to choose from. It even lets you download the Rainmeter software, if you haven’t installed it already!
The best thing about this program is that you can view the developer’s name of the skin, skin release date, supported Rainmeter versions, and any other related information such as download size, and rating before downloading the skin. You can also visit the original developer’s page of a skin by clicking on the author’s name available at the upper left of the window.
To install a skin, launch the Skin Gallery, browse the skin you wish to install, click on the skin to find more details, and finally click on download link to download and automatically install the skin. Once installed, you can enable the new skin by right-clicking on the Rainmeter icon in the system tray (notification area).
And moreover, it’s a portable software, which means that you can run without actually installing it. Supports both x86 and x64 versions of Windows, including Windows 8.
You might also like to try out XWidget, another desktop customization software.