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    Rainmeter

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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...

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    KDE Plasma Workspaces

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    Bginfo

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    MenuMeters Discontinued

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    GKrellM

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    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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    MiniUsage

    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a...

    Free 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: ...

    Free 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...

    Free Windows

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT

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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...

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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...

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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...

    Open Source 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...

    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...

    Free Windows

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    WPInfo

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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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