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Activity Monitor Alternatives

Activity Monitor is described as 'displays information about all the processes running on your Mac, including CPU, disk, memory, and network usage. You can see exactly how your computer’s resources are being used via a searchable table, helpful graphs, or even directly in the Dock icon' and is a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Activity Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like Activity Monitor are Stats, iStat Menus, BitBar and TaskExplorer.

Activity Monitor alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Network Monitors or Process Monitoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Activity Monitor.
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Activity Monitor displays information about all the processes running on your Mac, including CPU, disk, memory, and network...

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    Process Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.

    ⚫︎ PortableProcess Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  3. 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 for Windows and Mac).

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    BitBar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 you, and this site makes it easy to find them.

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    TaskExplorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Explore all the tasks (processes) running on your Mac with TaskExplorer. Quickly see a task's signature status, loaded dylibs, open files, network connection, and much more!.

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    PowerTOP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management.

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  7. Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool.

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    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.7.1, released on August 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    eul

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.

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  9. Stats Panel is a macOS app for monitoring system performance.

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    XRG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data.

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