Best Windows 10 Customization Apps for 2023 (Updated)

Use these Windows 10 customization apps to give your system a 2023 makeover -- and keep things neat and clean with a modern, simplistic design.
Best Windows 10 Customization Apps for 2023 (Updated)

Windows 10 is a relatively minimalist system - it keeps things neat and clean with a modern, simplistic design. Ditching the idea of desktop widgets and highly customizable explorer windows from previous versions, Windows 10 doesn’t leave users with many options to customize. Chances are, you want more.

In this article, we’ll take a look at our top recommendations for Windows 10 customization apps to give your system a 2023 makeover.


All of the applications mentioned below are safe to use, and provide a way for you to make Windows 10 feel more custom and personal. Say goodbye to the plain and old look you’re used to, and explore the possibilities to create your aesthetic, new desktop.


1. Rainmeter


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Rainmeter is your go-to app for widgets, complete with customizable skins on your desktop. You’re able to show anything from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers, weather widgets, and more.


Widgets were exceptionally popular in Microsoft Vista — now, you can get the magic of it back in a much better, improved form. Rainmeter has a large online community with hundreds of different widgets and fully customizable skins for them.


To edit your widgets and further customize your Windows 10 to fit your taste, simply use the provided config file.


Rainmeter is a free application with continuous updates, improvements, and new ways to make Windows 10 truly yours. You can download it here, then install it on your device using the provided installer wizard. Discover new widgets and skins here.


Download: Rainmeter (Free)


2. Start10




Tired of the same old Start menu staring back at you? Change it up with Start10!


Customize your Windows 10’s Start menu to look exactly how you want it to. From the layout, fonts, colors, transparency and more — you’re fully able to edit everything. With an extensive style library and an active online community, you’re sure to find (or create) the perfect Start menu.


Many users have a dislike towards the tiles in Windows 10. Don’t worry, Start10 is able to completely remove these tiles and return with an upgraded Windows 7 look and feel. The added Quick Access feature also further enhances the usefulness of your Start menu.


Start10 offers a free trial to all users. After your 30-day trial period is over, you can purchase the application for a mere €4.49.


Download: Start10 on Steam (€3,74 Promotion ends January 5th)


3. RocketDock


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Avid Macbook user? A fan of Apple? Or do you simply like the dock found in macOS systems? Now you don’t have to set up a completely different operating system to get the look and functionality — just download and install RocketDock.


Developed by PunkLabs, the RocketDock app creates a customizable dock interface on your Windows 10 system. It’s available for download here (just scroll to the bottom of the page).


Despite not being worked on at the moment, the user base of RocketDock is still huge. Hundreds of skins are available to make your dock more personalized and fit for your aesthetic needs. This is truly the perfect addiction to a new desktop to impress your fellow computer enthusiasts in 2022.


Download: RocketDock (Free)


4. WindowBlinds


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Let’s be real — none of us have forgotten the extensive customization of windows and the taskbar in Windows XP. Now, with the help of WindowsBlinds, you’re able to get a blast from the past and more.


Fully customize each and every window on your screen, along with the task bar and more. Upon download, you get access to a variety of built-in skins, as well as a huge library of user generated content for more styles to try out.


With the intuitive user interface, you’re able to fully customize each and every aspect of your skins. What are you waiting for? Purchase WindowsBlinds for €10.99, or try the 30-day free trial now!


Download: WindowsBlinds (€10.99)


5. UltraUXThemePatcher


Take your Windows 10 to the next level — quite literally. Users all over the world are confusing the power of UltraUXThemePatcher as the next generation of Windows. It’s an extremely powerful custom theme loader with a huge user base. New, stylish themes pop up online every day, providing you with endless possibilities.


Anything from modern and chic dark mode themes to bright light mode themes is available with the help of this theme loader. However, make sure you create a system backup before meddling with themes!


Themes for UltraUXThemePatcher can be found in many places online, most notably DeviantArt. Don’t forget to read the Guide To Installing Windows 10 Themes by niivu.


Download: UltraUXThemePatcher (Free)


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Final thoughts


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