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htop is described as 'interactive process viewer for Linux. It text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal. The available columns are: PID, STATE, PPID, PGRP, SESSION, TTY_NR, TPGID, MINFLT' and is a very popular process management tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to htop for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like htop are Glances, SystemExplorer, Windows Task Manager and KSysGuard.

htop alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of htop.
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htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires...

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  1. Process Explorer icon

    Process Explorer

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    68 alternatives to Process Explorer 

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information...

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    1.  PortableProcess Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    dadoomer

    Made for Windows, this program is not similar enough to htop to count as an alternative.

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    ab1

    Process Explorer can monitor GPUs out of box.

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    Glances

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    50 alternatives to Glances 

    Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface.

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    1.  Command line interfaceGlances either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Almost everyone thinks Glances is a great alternative to htop.
    wanwel

    I like Glances because it has more visible information

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    Guest

    its cli based and works on windows. exactly what i googled and looked for.

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    SystemExplorer

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    50 alternatives to SystemExplorer 

    System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers, services network connections, system resources and more.

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    1.  PortableSystemExplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    While mostly functional it and its website hasn't been updated since 2017 and forums and support are gone.

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  4. Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network...

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    Guest

    Using htop we can see the load on every core separately while Task Manager just shows us an overview of all the cores, and not in details.

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    Guest

    Performance\CPU\ right-click on graph Change graph to > Overall utilization (default), Logical processors, NUMA nodes

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    KSysGuard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    17 alternatives to KSysGuard 

    KSysGuard, also known as KDE System Guard and KDE System Monitor, is designed to make simple process control available to a user without needing to do any special setup - the defaults are usually perfectly adequate.

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    ab1

    You can monitor GPUs with ksysguard-gpu.

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    Guest

    It's a great alternative but it's not terminal

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    more options and better UI

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    Bashtop

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    15 alternatives to Bashtop 

    Linux/OSX/FreeBSD resource monitor.

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    1.  Command line interfaceBashtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Guest

    It has lots of info in just one screen. It's even better than htop. Nonetheless I have both installed, just in case.

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    GNOME System Monitor

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME
    66 alternatives to GNOME System Monitor 

    System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.

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    BPYTOP

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    10 alternatives to BPYTOP 

    Resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.

    Python port of bashtop.

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    vtop

    • Mac
    • Linux
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    36 alternatives to vtop 

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

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Guest

    Vtop has pretty braile graphs, as well as tight vim styled key bindings.

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  10. Bottom

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    9 alternatives to Bottom 

    Yet another cross-platform graphical process/system monitor.

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