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Fan Control Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Fan Control for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is iStat Menus. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Macs Fan Control or Coolbook. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Fan Control and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Fan Control are smcFanControl and xScan.

Fan Control alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fan Control.
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  • Mac

Some MacBook (Pro) are just to hot for daylong use. Fan Control adjusts the minimum fan speed depending on the current CPU...

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  1. 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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    Macs Fan Control

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface

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    Simple UI with rule-based settings.

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    smcFanControl

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac

    smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.

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    Discontinued

    Not updated for many years, does not work on new hardware

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    Coolbook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    CoolBook is a tool for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers. It lets you monitor the frequency, voltage and temperature of the CoreDuo / Core2Duo CPU.

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    Discontinued

    CoolBook does not work with OS X 10.7 Lion or later. i3/i5/i7 CPUs are not supported. Latest release from 2011-02-24. See http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html

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    xScan

    • Mac

    Professional System Monitoring Utility designed for Mac.

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