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iPulse Alternatives

iPulse is described as 'Using its concise and appealing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of OS X on your desktop, menu bar or Dock' and is an app in the system & hardware category. There are more than 50 alternatives to iPulse for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like iPulse are Rainmeter, htop, Process Monitor and Glances.

iPulse alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be System Information Utilities or Process Monitoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iPulse.
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  1. Process Explorer icon

    Process Explorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows.

    ⚫︎ PortableProcess Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Rainmeter allows you to display customizable skins on your desktop, from hardware usage meters to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRainmeter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  3. htop icon

    htop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal.

    ⚫︎ Lightweighthtop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. Process Monitor icon

    Process Monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.

    ⚫︎ PortableProcess Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Glances icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGlances either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  6. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSystemExplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    While mostly functional it and its website hasn't been updated since 2017 and forums and support are gone.

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  9. GNOME System Monitor icon

    GNOME System Monitor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • GNOME

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

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    XWidget

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Steam

    XWidget is a free desktop customization platform. It’s light, handy with powerful visual widget editor and very subtle animations. The Android page is found here: http://android.xwidget.

    ⚫︎ LightweightXWidget consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableXWidget can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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