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Open Source iStat Menus Alternatives

The best open source alternative to iStat Menus is Open Hardware Monitor. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to iStat Menus and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to iStat Menus are Sidebar Diagnostics, Stats, MenuMeters for El Capitan and hwinfo.

iStat Menus alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of iStat Menus.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableOpen Hardware Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightOpen Hardware Monitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceOpen Hardware Monitor either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    There has not been any code change since December 2020, also the community now wonders if it is abandoned: https://github.com/openhardwaremonitor/openhardwaremonitor/issues/1471 There also seems to be a fork called LibreHardwareMonitor (which is already listed as an alternative) and appears to be the most active fork right now.

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    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.

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  2. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

    ⚫︎ PortableSidebar Diagnostics can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It is overly complicated and displays too much info that cannot be customised. Info also as text % and not as graphic elements like iStat. Makes it hard to use at a glance.

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  3. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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    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

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    ScenicMarathon

    They have many features in common, but this is free and open source. However iStat Menu is more complete and refined.

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    brucelgrubb

    It provides many of the same features and is open source

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  4. This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.

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    jpsm

    simple, free, opensource, no fuss.

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    hwinfo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacehwinfo either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    BitBar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    The BitBar app lets you put the output from any script or program right in your Mac OS X menu bar. And it's completely free. An impressive number of plugins have already been contributed by a wide range of developers just like you, and this site makes it easy to find them.

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    WinAudit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinAudit is an inventory utility for Windows computers. It creates a comprehensive report on a machine's configuration, hardware and software. WinAudit is free, open source and can be used or distributed by anyone.

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    iGlance

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    iGlance is a small system monitor that displays current stats about your Mac on the menu bar. It is built to be highly customizable so that everyone can adjust it to his/her needs. A full list of all the features is below.

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    smcFanControl

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac

    smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.

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    Discontinued

    Not updated for many years, does not work on new hardware

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    XRG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data.

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