Macs Fan Control Alternatives

    Macs Fan Control is described as 'Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface • Real-time monitoring of fan speeds and temperatures • Solve noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement • Solve overheating problems like those found on a MacBook'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Macs Fan Control for Mac, Windows, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is SpeedFan, which is free. Other great apps like Macs Fan Control are iStat Menus (Paid), Stats (Free, Open Source), smcFanControl (Free Personal, Open Source) and TG Pro (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 12, 2021

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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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    2. 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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    3. 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
    4. 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.
    5. Extend the life of your Mac with TG Pro by monitoring all internal temperatures to know which components are hot or potentially overheating.


    6. macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI. Highlights - Dark Mode compatible - Big Sur widgets out of the box - Bluetooth battery level - Written in SwiftUI (as much as possible)
    7. FanCtrl is a software that allows you to automatically control the fan speed on your PC.
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    8. A macOS system monitor on your menubar. • Simple • A system monitor on your menubar. No complicated menus or configuration. • Lightweight •
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    9. MenuBar Stats 2 has been reinvented. Completely re-written from the ground up. MenuBar Stats 2 is composed of modules (CPU, Disk, Network,...). Each module can be seen in your menu bar. Each module can be combined in 1 window, or in a separated window.
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    10. Thinkfan is a simple, lightweight fan control program. Originally designed specifically for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, it now supports any kind of system via the sysfs hwmon interface (/sys/class/hwmon). It is designed to eat as little CPU power as possible.
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