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Conky Alternatives for Mac

Conky is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Conky are Übersicht, vtop, BitBar and GeekTool.

Conky alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Conky.
This page was last updated Jan 18, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a...

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  1. 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.

    GKrellM vs Conky opinions
    Almost everyone thinks GKrellM is a great alternative to Conky.

    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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  2. Übersicht lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets. Widgets are written using HTML5, which means they



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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.

    Discontinued

    Still works, but hasn't been updated in about ten years.

  7. BGINFO4X

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S

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

    Discontinued

    last post or update 2014

  8. Hologram lets you theme your desktop with widgets and wallpapers (over 5 million to choose from!).

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