Fanny Alternatives

    Fanny is described as 'free Notification Center Widget and Menu Bar application to monitor your Macs fans' and is a Fan Speed Tool in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Fanny for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fanny are AIDA64 (Paid), Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source), SpeedFan (Free) and HWMonitor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2021

    1. MenuBar Stats 2 has been reinvented. Completely re-written from the ground up. MenuBar Stats 2 is composed of modules (CPU, Disk, Network,...). Each module can be seen in your menu bar. Each module can be combined in 1 window, or in a separated window.
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    2. Creatures living in your menubar.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Thinkfan is a simple, lightweight fan control program. Originally designed specifically for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, it now supports any kind of system via the sysfs hwmon interface (/sys/class/hwmon). It is designed to eat as little CPU power as possible.
    3. Linpack is a benchmark and the most aggressive stress testing software available today. Best used to test stability of overclocked PCs. Linpack tends to crash unstable PCs in a shorter period of time compared to other stress testing applications.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls. WinBar will run on Windows 2000 and newer operating systems and is available in 32 and 64 bit flavors.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.1, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    4. Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all accessible temperature sensors in Macintosh computers. The program can visualize the history graphs of the readings, display measured values in a large variety of fashions, or announce readings by speech output.

      Discontinued

      Development, support and advertizing for Temperature Monitor have ended on October 1, 2014.
      http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html

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    5. Hardware sensors monitor utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans. By quickly catching an overheated computer, you can prevent disasters such as system instability or damage.
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    6. SysMetrix is a skinnable clock and metering application. Its purpose is to provide system metrics in a variety of interesting, useful, and cool ways. It can monitor and report on the hundreds of statistics

      Discontinued

      No recent release activity and download on site leads to 404 page.

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      • 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.

      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

    7. eeectl is a tiny yet powerful program for Asus EEE PC 700 series, it runs on Windows® and allows you to control & overclock your EEE PC on the fly.
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