Download Rainmeter app for Windows 7 or above

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Rainmeter is a free open source application for PC Windows 7 or higher. A platform that allows customizing the desktop, with various skins. With the Rainmeter app, you can display customizable skins on the desktop, from hardware usage meter skins to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Rainmeter is open-source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 license.

Download Rainmeter 4.5.0 initial Release

Rainmeter 4.5.18

July 31, 2023 – 4.5.18 – Revision 3727

 Changed  Game Mode: Show tray icon if all skins are unloaded.

 Changed  Game Mode: Allow !Quit bang to work from the command line while in Game Mode.

 Changed  Languages: Updated localization strings for Vietnamese, Swedish, Portuguese (Portugal), Estonian, Greek, Hungarian.

 Changed  Inline lua: Increase stack size if needed.

 Added  Update Check: Added minimum Windows checking when updating, to prevent Rainmeter from downloading a new Rainmeter version that is incompatible with the users system.

 Changed  Mouse Actions: Fix skin meter MouseLeaveAction being delayed when skin is draggable and global dragging is disabled

 Fixed  Manage Dialog: Fix dialog global draggable checkbox not updating state when toggling via tray icon.

 Changed  Default illustro Suite: Update Network.ini. Code change provided by user nek7u.

 Changed  Rainmeter: Fix cursor changing to a hand when a meter has a mouse wheel action. Code change provided by user Joehuu.

 Changed  Rainmeter: Fixed an issue with OnWakeAction on systems that utilize Connected Standby.

 Added  WiFi Status: Added WiFiInfoType support for Wifi 7 (802.11be).

 Fixed  Skin Installer: Fixed an issue where 64-bit plugins were installed when a 32-bit version of Rainmeter was installed on 64-bit version of Windows.

 Download Rainmeter 4.5.18 
Rainmeter 4.5.17

December 24, 2022 – 4.5.17 – Revision 3700

 Changed  String meter: FontSize and InlineSetting=Size now accept floating point (i.e. decimal) values.

 Changed  Measure: A warning message is only triggered if MaxValue is less than MinValue, not the same.

 Fixed  Rainmeter: Fix skin draggable checkbox not updating state when global setting is changed. Change provided by user Joehuu.

 Fixed  ConfigParser: Fixed an issue when reading empty color options.

 Fixed  GameMode: Fixed layout loading with “On Start” action.

 Changed  Languages: Updated localization strings for Arabic, Spanish Modern, Polish, Indonesian, Thai.


Windows 7 or above

Rainmeter 4.5.16

September 20, 2022 – 4.5.16 – Revision 3687

 Fixed  Rainmeter: Fixed some crashing issues caused by the 4.5.15 release.

 Fixed  NowPlaying: Corrected a crash issue and a SetPosition issue.

 Changed  Languages: Updated localization strings for Ukrainian and Arabic.

 Changed  Plugins: Only log the loading and unloading of plugins in Debug mode.


Windows 7 or above

Rainmeter 4.5.6

November 29, 2021 – 4.5.6 – Revision 3573

 Fixed  SysInfo: Corrected an issue with the NUM_MONITORS value for SysInfoType.

 Changed  WiFiStatus: WiFiStatus was converted from a plugin to a measure.

 Changed  Languages: Updated localization strings for Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic).

 Added  WiFiStatus: Added [Quality] values to information returned by WiFiListStyle when WiFiInfoType is set to List.

 Added  WiFiStatus: Added detection of WPA3-Enterprise and WPA3-Personal authentication methods.

 Added  WiFiStatus: Added detection of BIP and GCMP encryption methods.

 Added  WiFiStatus: Added WiFiInfoType of TXRATE to measure the theoretical maximum transmit speed in bits per second of the connection.


Windows 7 or above

Rainmeter 4.5.5

November 17, 2021 – 4.5.5 – Revision 3565

 Fixed  NowPlaying: Corrected some issues with WinAmp and AIMP media players. Thanks to community members deathcrafter for AIMP code and dr0biwan for WinAmp code.

 Changed  Dialogs: When a Rainmeter dialog is moved to a second monitor, the Taskbar icon will follow to the correct monitor.

 Added  String meter: Added TrailingSpaces option. When set to 1, any Text option enclosed in ” quotes ” will display leading and trailing spaces.


Windows 7 or above

Rainmeter 4.5.4

October 4, 2021 – 4.5.4 – Revision 3550

 Fixed  Auto Install: Corrected an issue with Auto Install with Windows 7.

 Changed  Auto Install: Improved error logging when there are problems with Auto Install.

 Changed  Manage: Disable Active Skins pull-down when no configs/skins are loaded.

Rainmeter 4.5.3

September 24. 2021 – 4.5.3 – Revision 3546

 Fixed  Measures: Corrected potential errors in IfCondition and Formula when the name of a measure started with characters other than the ASCII alphanumeric a-z/A-Z/0-9. Measures names can now safely start with or contain any printable letter, number or non-math punctuation or symbol from the ASCII / Extended ASCII character set, and any Unicode “letter/word” character from any language.

 Changed  Net measures: Changed the default value for the Interface option from “0” to “Best”.

 Changed  Languages: Updated localization strings for Indonesian, Polish and Vietnamese.

Rainmeter 4.5.2

September 12, 2021 – 4.5.2 – Revision 3541

important changes can be found at Change Announcements.

 Fixed  Section variables: Fixed an issue with the EscapeRegExp and EncodeUrl section variable measure parameters.

Rainmeter 4.5.2
Rainmeter 4.5.0

Rainmeter 4.5.0 has been released, it is the latest version of Rainmeter. Major additions and changes to Rainmeter 4.5.0. Version 4.5.0 Can be safely installed on top of earlier installations, the custom skins you have previously installed will not be lost or changed.

Before you install Rainmeter on your desktop, it’s a good idea to read the start page here.

Quoted from the Rainmeter 4.5.0 Release page following the additions and changes.


Added Auto Update to keep the version of Rainmeter current. See Auto Update documentation for details.

Game mode

This will allow you to minimize (really eliminate) all CPU, GPU, Disk and Network usage by Rainmeter while you are for instance playing a full-screen game. See Game mode documentation for details.

Support for WinGet installations

Added support for installations and upgrades of Rainmeter using winget. See Winget Installation for details.

Silent Installation of Rainmeter

Added the ability to do a “Silent Install” of Rainmeter from the command line. See Silent Install for details.

Start Rainmeter using Safe Start

You can now hold down CTRL while starting Rainmeter to load in Safe Start mode if you have a skin loaded that is preventing Rainmeter from starting normally.

Default starting values for configs

Added the ability to set default / starting values for the skin position and other options defined in the [ConfigName] sections in Rainmeter.ini. See Default Settings in the documentation for details.

Setting flags for WebParser

Added a Flags option to parent WebParser measures to enable setting some flags that change the behavior of WebParser when connecting to a remote resource. Details at Flags documentation.

Download Rainmeter app v4.5.0