Desktop Info Alternatives
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.
- - Rainmeter is the most popular Windows alternative to Desktop Info.
- - Rainmeter is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Desktop Info.
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.
- - Conky is the most popular Linux alternative to Desktop Info.
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
- - Übersicht is the most popular Mac alternative to Desktop Info.
XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.com/
- - XWidget is the most popular Android & Android Tablet alternative to Desktop Info.
Elkowars Wacky Widgets is a standalone widget system made in Rust that allows you to implement your own, custom widgets in any window manager.
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.
Moo0 System Monitor Features
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 configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you...
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.
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:
- File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity
- Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands
- Image mode
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.
Venmon is a compact size system monitoring utility and multi-ping tool for Windows. It can monitor system memory, processor, battery life, uptime, idle time, network traffic, and drives.
Particulars displays system information about your Mac. It shows computer name, model name, serial number, CPU, RAM, graphics card, OS version, Server version, current user, uptime, disk space, and network configuration.
- - Particulars is the most popular commercial alternative to Desktop Info.
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.