Open Source iStat Menus Alternatives
The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
- - Open Hardware Monitor is the most popular Open Source alternative to iStat Menus.
Open Hardware Monitor FeaturesDiscontinued
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.
Comments about Open Hardware Monitor as a Alternative to iStat Menus
Doesn't display info on task bar or system tray like iStat Menus would.2
Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.
- - Stats is the most popular Mac alternative to iStat Menus.
Comments about Stats as a Alternative to iStat Menus
It provides many of the same features and is open source2
It does everything Istat Menus does and does it in a cleaner way2
I can see the code. Fill 80% of my monitoring need. Next: scripts ...maybe with BitBar. Thanks Alternativeto.net0
Beautiful, neat, open source0
They have many features in common, but this is free and open source. However iStat Menu is more complete and refined.1
SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.
Sidebar Diagnostics Features
Comments about Sidebar Diagnostics as a Alternative to iStat Menus
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.0
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.
- - hwinfo is the most popular Linux alternative to iStat Menus.
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.
This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.
MenuMeters for El Capitan Features
Comments about MenuMeters for El Capitan as a Alternative to iStat Menus
simple, free, opensource, no fuss.0
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.
smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.Discontinued
Not updated for many years, does not work on new hardware
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.