Start making a new app

If you don't know what editor to use, take a look at the Rainmeter editor page.

Create a new app

  1. 1.
    Start off by going Droptop settings >> Community apps >> Create new app
  2. 2.
    Choose a name for your app and the author's name, pressing Enter to confirm your entry
  3. 3.
    Select Choose an icon for your app. Select a .png image of your choice, preferably 32x32 pixels. This icon is what will appear in the bar
  4. 4.
    Select Generate app

Duplicate an existing app (Optional)

If you want to make your own app, but base it off the work someone else has already done, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Download & install that app on your PC
  2. 2.
    Navigate to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Droptop Community Apps\Apps\
  3. 3.
    Copy & paste the app you want to duplicate so there are two folders for that app
  4. 4.
    Rename the copy to the name of your new app in this format: App_Name-Your_Name
  5. 5.
    Go to App_Name-Your_Name\Variables\ and in and, change the value of MyAppID, MyAppName, MyAppAuthor, and MyVariablesLoc to replace any references to the old app name with the new app name. Save the file.
  6. 6.
    Refresh Rainmeter
  7. 7.
    Navigate to Droptop settings >> Community apps
  8. 8.
    Select your app in one of the five available Community App slots
  9. 9.
    Your app will now be editable in Droptop and will appear in the bar

Editing your new app

  1. 1.
    Your new app will now appear in the bar. Click on the icon and your app will appear. If you created an app from scratch, this will contain some sample text and icons.
  2. 2.
    Right-click twice (Double right-click) anywhere inside of your app to open a quick navigation box. Here you can access the essential files and folders that make-up your app. Select Edit skin (Custom app.ini)
  3. 3.
    The code for your app's main dropdown menu will appear.

Understanding the basics

If you haven't already, refer to the Rainmeter Documentation ( to familiarize yourself with concepts such as Bangs, Sections, Variables, and other essential parts of how Rainmeter works.
If another Droptop Community App has a similar feature or special function that you would like to include in your app, you can edit that app and see exactly how it was implemented. Use that knowledge to learn and assist in adding that feature to your app.