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BitBar Alternatives

BitBar is described as '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' and is an app in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to BitBar for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BitBar are Stats, Conky, iStat Menus and MenuMeters for El Capitan.

BitBar alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Network Monitors or Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BitBar.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

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  1. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

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  2. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.

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    GKrellM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 the display in real time.

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    GeekTool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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:

    Discontinued

    The program is reportedly still working, but latest version, 3.3.1, was released in October 2016. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  9. Lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It supports 43 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages, so you may discover what's limiting your system performance in each occasion.

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  10. 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.

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