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    iStat Menus Alternatives

    iStat Menus is described as '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)' and is a very popular System Information Utility in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 50 alternatives to iStat Menus for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. Most alternatives are System Information Utilities and Fan Speed Tools. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iStat Menus are HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium), Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source), MSI Afterburner (Free) and SpeedFan (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 11, 2021

    1. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
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      Open Hardware Monitor vs iStat Menus opinions
      Some users think Open Hardware Monitor is a great alternative to iStat Menus, some don't.
      Brad331 Doesn't display info on task bar or system tray like iStat Menus would.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.
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    3. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.
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    4. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.
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    5. SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.


      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    6. Stats is a application which allows you to monitor your macOS system. - CPU Usage - Memory Usage - Disk utilization - Sensors information (Temperature/Voltage/Power) - Battery level - Network usage - Fan Speed Control
      Stats vs iStat Menus opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Stats is a great alternative to iStat Menus.
      It does everything Istat Menus does and does it in a cleaner way
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      brucelgrubb It provides many of the same features and is open source
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      ScenicMarathon They have many features in common, but this is free and open source. However iStat Menu is more complete and refined.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    7. Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.


      The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

    8. Activity Monitor displays information about all the processes running on your Mac, including CPU, disk, memory, and network usage. You can see exactly how your computer’s resources are being used via a searchable table, helpful graphs, or even directly in the Dock icon.
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      Most users think Activity Monitor is a great alternative to iStat Menus.
    9. This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.
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      MenuMeters for El Capitan vs iStat Menus opinions
      Most users think MenuMeters for El Capitan is a great alternative to iStat Menus.
      jpsm simple, free, opensource, no fuss.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    10. XMeters taskbar system monitoring for Windows. Displays customizable stats: - Available RAM - Disk usage - CPU usage - Network usage Free version refreshes the stats every 3 seconds, paid version can be set to be faster.
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      XMeters vs iStat Menus opinions
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      Xmeters give very good info on the most important system stats. I like it a lot!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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