Developer: Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
Current Version: 2.2
Last Updated: 22 days ago
Download Size: 3.4 MB - Download
System Monitor is an application for the menu bar of your Mac, designed to inform you unobtrusively about the activity of your computer. You can retrieve up-to-date technical data any time, like process load, CPU temperature, main memory consumption, storage space, disk activity, communication on network interfaces, etc. By positioning the app in the menu bar, as least screen real estate as possible will be wasted. The program monitors your system continuously and is readily available when you need it.
You can easily configure the App to automatically stay in the menu bar of your user account. No “login item” is required, so there are no annoying windows or Dock icons when you log in.
If desired, System Monitor can also simulate the flickering activity lights of hard drives or network sockets in the menu bar. This is possible either in color or —perfectly integrated into the design of the operating system— in inconspicuous black-and-white. PC switchers who miss this feature on Macintosh computers can easily retrofit this function with System Monitor.
This version adds changes necessary to maintain full compatibility with the new iMac Pro.
Most Helpful Reviews
Very nice - I had been using Temperature Monitor and when that became unavailable, I decided to try System Monitor. I like it very much. It has already helped me figure out what's going on a couple of times when there seemed to be more activity than I thought there should be. The only quibble about the app is the fact that to use it full out, it takes up a great deal of precious MenuBar real estate on my 15 inch MBP. However, this led me to another app (Bartender, not in the App Store) to manage the MenuBar, and now that that's installed, I can have my realtime System Monitor display and easily access my other MenuBar items too. One other point: early on, I found it instructive to run Activity Monitor while also looking at the System Monitor display. I think doing that increases one's understanding of just what one is looking at. (Once you've done that for a few minutes, you won't need to do it again.)