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  • Rainmeter icon

    Rainmeter

    Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or...

    Open Source Windows

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    Conky

    Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0. ...

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    iStat

    iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone

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    XWidget

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.com/

    Free Windows Android Android Tablet

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    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts. This is intended to reduce the total programming...

    Open Source Linux

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    Bginfo

    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system...

    Free Windows

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    GKrellM

    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Übersicht

    Übersicht lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets.

    Open Source Mac

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    GeekTool

    GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins: * File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity * Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands *...

    Free Mac

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    MiniUsage

    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook. ...

    Free Mac

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    BitBar

    The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it's completely free. An impressive number of plugins have already been contributed by a wide range of developers just like...

    Open Source Mac

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    Desktop Info

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update...

    Free Windows

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    Moss

    Moss is a live wallpaper, an alternative to Conky for Android. It provides system statistics such as uptime, cpu usage, network usage, top processes, and battery level.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    BGINFO4X

    BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals. You can refer it as BGINFO for Linux, BGINFO for Unix, or BGINFO for X-Windows, which has derived to BGINFO4X (BGINFO...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT

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    WPInfo

    WPInfo displays system information on the Windows wallpaper. It works similarly to BGInfo from SysInternals but it adds a few unique features: - Picks the background image most appropriate for the current screen resolution from a...

    Open Source Windows

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    KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker

    Create you own designs and display any data you need, at once, and with wonderful animations too! If you were looking for Rainmeter or Conky on Android, this is it! With Kustom you can create customized Digital and Analog Clocks...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    Cool Tool

    This utility allows you to monitor a various system info in "always on top" floating window (overlay mode). Available features: - CPU Usage meter - Free RAM meter - CPU Frequency indicator - 2g/3g/Wi-Fi Traffic meter -...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    AveDesk

    AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything. A desklet can be just a...

    Free Windows

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Positive Comment by ibrokemypie
about Nerdtool and GeekTool Jun 2016

Both Geektool and Nerdtool are very nice programs, although neither have been updated for a fair while, which has led to many problems for them both. Nerdtool may have a slightly more accessible interface than geektool, however the large community around geektool is definitely a plus. The one reason I would however rate Nerdtool as the better app is it's performance, the impact on system resources is significantly lower, and as such will mean a better battery life with no loss of functionality.

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