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Conky Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Conky for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is GKrellM, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Conky and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Conky are vtop, Eww, GonhaNG and MagicMirror².

Conky alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools or Process Monitoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Conky.
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  1. GKrellM icon

    GKrellM

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks GKrellM is a great alternative to Conky.
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    Cross platform, Open source and Configurable in a user-friendly way, Definitely the best alternative in my book

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    Works flawlessly out of the box, while being nice to look at as well.

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    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.

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    vtop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    36 alternatives to vtop 

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  3. Eww icon

    Eww

    29 alternatives to Eww 

    Elkowars Wacky Widgets is a standalone widget system made in Rust that allows you to implement your own, custom widgets in any window manager.

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    1.  Support for scriptingEww supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    GonhaNG

    • Linux
    3 alternatives to GonhaNG 

    GonhaNG is a light-weight system monitor for Linux, its display weather forecasts, date, time, cpu temperature, memory load, cpu load, filesystems and network stats (download and upload rate).

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  5. MagicMirror²

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    2 alternatives to MagicMirror² 

    MagicMirror² is an open source modular smart mirror platform. Based on the Electron application wrapper and tested (but not limited to) Raspberry Pi single board computers.

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    BGINFO4X

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    10 alternatives to BGINFO4X 

    BGINFO for X, also called BGINFO4X, is a clone of the popular program BGINFO for Windows created by Sysinternals.

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    Discontinued

    last post or update 2014

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    gDesklets

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    14 alternatives to gDesklets 

    gDesklets is an architecture for "desklets", which are tiny applets sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.

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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.36.3, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

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    nwg-wrapper

    • Linux
    • Wayland
    11 alternatives to nwg-wrapper 

    This program is a GTK3-based wrapper to display a script output, or a text file content on the desktop in sway or other wlroots-based compositors. It uses the gtk-layer-shell library to place the window on the bottom layer.

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    1.  Support for scriptingnwg-wrapper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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