Rainmeter is a fantastic desktop customization tool available for Windows. Unfortunately, Rainmeter is not available for Mac. For Mac users, Übersicht is a desktop customization tool and alternative to GeekTool.
Using Übersicht you can build custom widgets anywhere on your Mac OS X desktop. It is simple, lightweight, and extremely effective when compared to the competitors.
Übersicht lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets. Widgets are written using HTML5.
This means it will be very easy to write the code and customize it based on your requirements. It can display the data in different tables, charts, graphs, etc. It is extremely responsive as well. It will work perfectly regardless of the screen size you have and the resolution of your display.
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Here is an example of a minimal script written on the program. Credits go to the Übersicht.
command: "echo Hai Bros!"
refreshFrequency: 6000 # ms
render: (output) ->
color: #fff """
Features of Übersicht
- Create your own widgets on Mac easily
- Very lightweight when compared to the alternatives
- Extremely responsive and works perfectly on any screen sizes
- Compatible with almost all Mac OS X versions