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Nerdtool Alternatives

Nerdtool is described as 'allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system vitals are just a few uses' and is a system information utility in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Nerdtool for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Rainmeter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nerdtool are Stats, Conky, iStat Menus and XWidget.

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

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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. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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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  6. Übersicht lets you run system commands and display their output on your desktop in little containers, called widgets. Widgets are written using HTML5, which means they

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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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    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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    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.

    ...appears on desktop
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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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