Skin your PC like Windows Phone 7 with Omnimo 2

Skin your PC like Windows Phone 7 with Omnimo 2

You might remember that some time ago we posted a quick review of a Rainmeter skin called Omnimo, which allows you to enjoy the ‘Metro’ style adopted by Microsoft for the user interface of the Windows Phone 7 platform, but all on your Windows computer.

Recently, the team behind the multi-panel interface have released the second version of the theme. With much improved graphics and stability promised, the updated version makes it more important to check the project out than ever before.

As with Windows Phone 7, Omnimo features many customisable panels, which each bring valuable information to you in a seamless and very attractive fashion. For example, integrated smoothly into the desktop-replacement software is a small Twitter widget which will feature the most recent tweets on your wallpaper. Other panels include a calendar, a clock and shortcuts to your favourite applications.

To try Omnimo 2 out, install the latest version of Rainmeter and then head on over to the XDA thread. A bonus pack is available with the skin as a handy accompaniment, which features a larger choice of panels, tiles and skins.

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Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.