HWMonitor Alternatives for Mac

    HWMonitor is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is smcFanControl. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Intel® Power Gadget or Temperature Monitor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to HWMonitor and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to HWMonitor are Coolbook (Freemium) and Fanny (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. Intel® Power Gadget is a software-based power estimation tool enabled for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors or newer. It provides real-time processor package power information in watts using energy counters.
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    3. 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.


      Development, support and advertizing for Temperature Monitor have ended on October 1, 2014.

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      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 http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html

    4. Fanny is a free Notification Center Widget and Menu Bar application to monitor your Macs fans. • Compact design allowing you to keep an eye on your systems fans and CPU/GPU temperature while not cluttering up your work space.
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