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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 Network Monitors. 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

Nerdtool allows you to display many things directly on top of your desktop; weather reports, headline news, and system...

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  1. BgInfo icon

    BgInfo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version If you manage multiple computers you...

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  2. eul icon

    eul

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.

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  3. nwg-wrapper icon

    nwg-wrapper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wayland

    This program is a GTK3-based wrapper to display a script output, or a text file content on the desktop in sway or other wlroots-based compositors. It uses the gtk-layer-shell library to place the window on the bottom layer.

    ⚫︎ Customizablenwg-wrapper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingnwg-wrapper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  4. MiniUsage icon

    MiniUsage

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook.

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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.0.0, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website, but it doesn’t work on macOS 10.13

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  5. Stats Panel is a macOS app for monitoring system performance.

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  6. KDE Plasma Workspaces icon

    KDE Plasma Workspaces

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Plasma Workspaces is the umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE. Plasma separates components into "data engines" and their visualization counterparts.

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    Discontinued

    The term "KDE Plasma Workspaces" is no longer in use anywhere with the release of KDE Plasma 5 in 2014. It has been broken up into multiple components; the important ones are already in the AlternativeTo database (e.g. KDE Plasma).

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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAveDesk is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  8. RunCat icon

    RunCat

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Creatures living in your menubar.

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  9. KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker icon

    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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    Cool Tool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    This utility allows you to monitor a various system info in "always on top" floating window (overlay mode).

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