Alternatives to Conky for all platforms with any license

  • Rainmeter

    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...

    • I thinks it is more like a desktop customize software that include some system monitor function, not mainly design as a system monitor, and it is definitely not a conky clone or any alternative. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • This isn't a desktop monitoring tool Guest • Apr 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Conky does not customize Desktop, it is a system monitor, Rainmeter shows some info but it is designed to customize the user interface. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Conky Is not a Desktop customisation platform, it is a system monitor. Guest • Oct 2017 • 23 agrees and 22 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • GKrellM

    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.

    • Works flawlessly out of the box, while being nice to look at as well. CeesTFeb 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I've used GKrellM for years in Linux. Very simple to set up and displays the info I like to keep an eye on. I didn't realise it's available on Windows too. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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, top processes, and battery level.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet

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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 impressive number of plugins have...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Bginfo

    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its...

    Free Windows

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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 Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little...

    Free Windows

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  • Cysboard

    Cysboard - A lightweight system monitor similar to conky with html and css for themes

    Free Linux

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    BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals. You can refer it as BGINFO for Linux, BGINFO for Unix...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows RT

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Conky Comments

Comment by Deafboy
about Conky · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

The best thing on earth, but screenshots there... i think I have a better one:


Pretty. Care to share the config? Conky's default is bugly on Mint Xfce. I've fixed it, but after switching window managers (via Desktop Settings, not Window Manager) it still flickers: