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 an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Activity Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, iPhone, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like Activity Monitor are iStat Menus (Paid), Stats (Free, Open Source), BitBar (Free, Open Source) and TaskExplorer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    1. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.
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    2. 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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    3. Stats is a application which allows you to monitor your macOS system. - CPU Usage - Memory Usage - Disk utilization - Sensors information (Temperature/Voltage/Power) - Battery level - Network usage
    4. 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.
    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management.
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    6. macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI. Highlights - Dark Mode compatible - Big Sur widgets out of the box - Bluetooth battery level - Written in SwiftUI (as much as possible)
    7. Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool

      Discontinued

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

    8. 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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    9. A macOS system monitor on your menubar. • Simple • A system monitor on your menubar. No complicated menus or configuration. • Lightweight •
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