Developer: Translucent Software
Current Version: 1.7.4
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Download Size: 2.4 MB - Download
Translucent provides detailed real-time information about what is going on inside your Mac. At any given time Translucent displays how much each one of your processors is being utilized, detailed information about how your memory is being used, how much data is being sent and received on your network interfaces and how much is being read and written to your hard disks. It displays itself as small addition to your status bar with tooltip-style detail popups; displaying more detailed information on any of the sensors in the status bar. Translucent also displays its sensor information in windows for larger and more detailed information viewing.
- Stability Improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
Better than I expected - For $2 you can - First, I have been using iStat Menus 3 for sometime, it's $16 and one of the most sophisticated system monitors I've seen, but I figured I'd check out Translucent for $2. I was not exepcting much, but boy was I surprised. This is a VERY good app for the money and if you need basic system monitoring, like a hard drive activity indicator (this alone is worth $2), processor load, or memory utilization; you will not find a better application for the money. For basic monitoring, this program EASILY holds its own against iStat Menus 3 which costs 8 times as much per machine! However, "high end" monitoring of things like temperature, battery, and access to a whole host of sensors - or the ability to monitor your computer state from you iPhone, then you'll need to pay the extra money for iState Menu 3. In my case, I'm runiing them both as I perfer the network and hard drive indicator of Translucent over iStat Menu 3, and now I'm only using iStat Menu 3 to monitor what Tranlucent does not. I really hope the developer continues to add features like temperature monitoring, battery life, and other sensors. This first attempt is an impressive start!