Alternatives to WinSpy++ for all platforms with any license

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  • Process Explorer icon

    Process Explorer

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their...

    Free Windows

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    Process Hacker

    Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. A free and open source process viewer with powerful process termination and memory searching/editing capabilities. Key features...

    Open Source Windows

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    htop

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal. Comparison between htop and top ...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    AutoIt

    AutoIt is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks...

    Free Windows

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    SystemExplorer

    System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers, services network connections, system resources and more. It also keeps track of a...

    Free Windows

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    glances

    Glances is a CLI curses based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux and BSD OS. Glances uses the PsUtil library to get information from your system. It is developed in Python.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Window Detective

    Window Detective is a programmer's tool used to "spy" on an application's windows and allows you to view and even modify some of its properties. Key features of Window Detective include: - View properties of...

    Open Source Windows

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    Microsoft Spy++

    Spy++ (SPYXX.EXE) is a Win32-based utility that gives you a graphical view of the system’s processes, threads, windows, and window messages. It comes with both the Community edition (gratis for open source development, individuals...

    Free Personal Windows

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    WinCheat

    WinCheat is like Spy++ in that it lets you dig deep into the internals of the PE format and the Win32 Windowing subsystems.

    Open Source Windows

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    WinDowse

    WinDowse is an application to analyze the children from a window, result then an efficient and magnific application to analyze the Windows system structure.

    Free Personal Windows

  • vtop

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended. Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Winspector Spy icon

    Winspector Spy

    Have you ever used Spy++ that comes with MSVC? If you have then you know what Winspector is - but take out all of the annoyances of Spy++ and add in a big bag of handy tweaks and features. NOTE: Window-Spy.com is dead, you can...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Window-Spy.com is dead, but last version of Winspector Spy, 1.0b Build 37, can be still downloaded from Softpedia or AutoHotKey (see the comment).
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    Free Extended Task Manager

    The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage.

    Free Windows

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    Chameleon Task Manager

    Chameleon Task Manager is Windows task manager that enables the complete control of processes running on a computer optimizing the performance of Windows. It also provides more detailed information about programs. Why use Windows...

    Freemium Windows

  • Javauto

    Javauto is an automation language, unique due to its ability to perform mouse clicks, simulate keyboard input, and perform pixel searches. It compiles to executable code that runs on the JVM, so any program you write will be cross...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Python System Monitor

    Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history (cpu,memory,network and disks). Disks informations. Network connections. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive
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    Pserv

    pserv.cpl is a Windows Control Panel Applet that Allows you to -control all NT services and devices -uninstall applications -replace eventviewer -replace task manager -connect to remote machines

    Free Windows

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    WinID

    WinID is controls & windows identification utility that is both powerful and compact. Its main purpose is to give an easy way to retrieve information about Microsoft Windows controls visually right off the screen. WinID resembles...

    Free Personal Windows

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    TaskInfo

    TaskInfo is a poweful utility that combines and improves features of Task Manager and System Information tools. It visually monitors (in text and graphical forms) different types of system information in any Windows system (95, 98...

    Commercial Windows

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    Hawkeye

    Hawkeye is a .Net tool that allows you to view, edit, analyze and invoke (almost) any object from a .Net application. Whenever you try to debug, test, change or understand an application, Hawkeye can help.

    Free Windows

  • Tasks Explorer

    Tasks Explorer is a freeware opensource computer program providing functionality for collecting extended information about processes running in system in real time. Application Tasks Explorer was designed as alternative to Apple’s...

    Free Mac

  • XWinspector

    Discover hidden features of other software with XWinSpector. It works like Spy++ but has many other features!

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued Official website inaccessible but download still available at download sites.

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