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 (Free Personal, Open Source) and xScan (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2019

    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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    2. Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface • Real-time monitoring of fan speeds and temperatures • Solve noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement • Solve overheating problems like those found on a MacBook...
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      michaelhood Simple UI with rule-based settings.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago


    3. smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook. This Mac application allows you to control the speed of the fan in your MacBook so you can avoid it running hot.
      • 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. CoolBook does not work with the i5 / i7 MacBook Pro.


      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

    4. Professional System Monitoring Utility designed for Mac.
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