This is what my first experiences with Rainmeter have lead me to so far. It’s a work in progress, but most things I do usually are. Most of the skins are based around the GeoSans 2.0 Skin by gberger. I’m using his skins for the drive icons, and have modified a few others to use the GeoSans font, which I’ve come to love. Other skins used include:
– SimpleMeter V1.02 by Chewtoy. I modified his clock setup pretty heavily to fit my needs.
– The default Enigma RSS Reader skins. There are four of them used total – one for HowToGeek, one for ProductiveGeek, one for Lifehacker, and one for a basketball blog. They’re all customized to use the Eight One font and are set to a high transparency, fading in when I mouse over them.
– A custom built date skin, again using the GeoSans font set.
I’m pretty happy with it so far. It’s more minimal than I’m used to, which is nice. I use a fair amount of Autohotkey scripting to allow me to use the keyboard for mostly everything. I built a quick script to let me easily add a task to the ToDo list using an Input Box and the FileAppend command, making adding a task very quick. The next thing I want to do is change the start button to a darker one, as I feel it kind of stands out right now.
I’d love to hear your opinions and suggestions, though. What do you think?
- Published 02/21/10