Rainmeter is an open source widget platform which displays customizable skins/widget, like memory, battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.
Rainmeter 2.5: New version comes with FileView plugin, which can index details (path, name, size, type, date, and icon) about all files and folders in a specific location. The developer also added several new mouse actions that include support for the mouse wheel. These allow you to set a particular action for rotating the scroll wheel, when the cursor is over a skin or meter containing the option.
Installation: The new version is compatible with skins written for any version of Rainmeter. There is no need to uninstall or change any existing setup to use the new version.