Windows: Built-in desktop widgets left Windows with the end of the sidebar, but they have always been available with third party apps like the always-incredible Rainmeter. Win10 Widgets is a Rainmeter package that brings a lot of those informative widgets back to Windows in a way that looks natural in Windows 10. Rainmeter, a system monitoring and customisation engine for Windows (and the tool that powers most of our favourite Windows-based featured desktops) has always been a Lifehacker favourite, but Win10 Widgets adds monitors, controls and other tools that just look like they belong in Windows 10. They use the same visual style as native Windows, the same fonts as other system fonts and they just look at home on your system.
As always, you can choose specific tools from the widget package to run, and you can display as many or as few as you deem useful on your machine. In the suite, you'll find volume controls, system monitors for drive space, Wi-Fi, RAM and CPU utilisation, overall system performance, battery level, a weather widget and quick lock, and all of it is completely customisable. There's even a configurable Spotify control and Now Playing widget as well. You'll need Rainmeter for any of these to work, but if you do, you'll find they're a good-looking addition to your customised desktop. Hit the link below to try them out.
Win10 Widgets (Free)