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Moss Alternatives

Moss is described as 'live wallpaper, an alternative to Conky for Android. It provides system statistics such as uptime, cpu usage, network usage, top processes, and battery level' and is a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Moss for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Android Tablet, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Moss are Conky, XWidget, GKrellM and Desktop Info.

Moss alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Desktop Customization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Moss.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

Moss is a live wallpaper, an alternative to Conky for Android. It provides system statistics such as uptime, cpu usage,...

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  1. 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.

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  2. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any kind of information on your desktop. Originally a fork of Torsmo, Conkys torsmo-based code is BSD licensed. New code in Conky has been licensed under the GPL 3.0.

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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.

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    GKrellM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme.

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    Desktop Info

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This little application displays system information on your desktop in a similar way to some other desktop information tools. Unlike others, this application looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and continues to update the display in real time.

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    GeekTool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    GeekTool is an application for Mac OS 10.6+. It lets you display various kinds of information on your desktop via 3 default plug-ins:

    Discontinued

    The program is reportedly still working, but latest version, 3.3.1, was released in October 2016. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Holo Droid

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Holo Droid is the live wallpaper from the future that shows your system stats along with a smoothly animated compass rendered live for your background.

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  8. Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses.

    Discontinued

    Still works, but hasn't been updated in about ten years.

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    AveDesk

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AveDesk is a program that will give you the possibility to have icons on your desktop which could update themselves. Each icon of Avedesk is in fact a desklet, a little plug-in that can virtually do anything.

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    KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Create you own designs and display any data you need, at once, and with wonderful animations too! If you were looking for Rainmeter or Conky on Android, this is it!

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