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.
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later
Web Site: https://www.bresink.com/osx/SystemMonitor.html
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/system-monitor/id423368786?mt=12
What’s New in System Monitor 2.3
- Fixes a problem where the application in the menu bar did not open the correct configuration pane of the control window application if that window was not open yet.
- Fixes a problem where the control window was not fully restored to its previous state during a relaunch if the user had disabled the Resume feature of the operating system.