Customization of the desktop is a habit of some creative people. When it comes to PC customization Rainmeter comes in our mind. Rainmeter is a great program to makeover Windows PC with a ton of great customization option. But sadly Rainmeter is not available for Mac. So GeekTool is a great Rainmeter alternative for Mac.
Using GeekTool you can customize the Mac the way you want. It needs some scripting knowledge to get started. After installation, it will be available in the System Preferences as a preference pane. This is the interface that you will get after initiating the program. As you can see, there will be three Geeklets by default namely File, Image, and Shell. To get any one of them working, all you have to do is dragging and dropping them on the desktop.
As soon as you do that, a blank rectangle will be added to your Mac OS X desktop alongside a Properties window where you can make the changes to the section. There will be a ton of options in the Properties window which you can utilize to customize the Geeklet. It is extremely flexible that you can utilize to create an unlimited number of Widgets with limitless possibilities.
While talking about the performance. It doesn’t alter your system speed significantly. The amount of resources consumed by the GeekTool Geeklets are extremely less when compared to other such tools. So, you do not have to worry about the GeekTool slowing down your Mac. Overall it is a very good app to change the look and feel of Mac desktop.
Features of GeekTool
- Very easy to use and create widgets on the Mac desktop
- Will not affect the system speed much
- Very flexible and limitless possibilities
- Drag and drop widget options and a lot of properties to choose from
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