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Process Explorer Alternatives for Mac

Process Explorer is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Process Explorer and 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Process Explorer are Glances, vtop, StatusPilatus and TaskExplorer.

Process Explorer alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Process Explorer.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
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  1. htop icon

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal.

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    Most users think htop is a great alternative to Process Explorer.
  2. Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface.

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    Nicer feel than htop Could not use procexp (linux process explorer) because project have not been updated for a year (last was june 2016) and my system can't install some obscure dependency

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  3. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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  4. StatusPilatus icon

    StatusPilatus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Monitor your PC like never before!.

    Discontinued

    Last real update to the app was in January 2019, no new versions are planned.

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  5. TaskExplorer icon

    TaskExplorer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Explore all the tasks (processes) running on your Mac with TaskExplorer. Quickly see a task's signature status, loaded dylibs, open files, network connection, and much more!.

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  6. Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.7.1, released on August 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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  7. Sloth icon

    Sloth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Sloth is a Mac application that displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system. This makes it easy to inspect which apps are using which files and sockets.

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  8. Activity Monitor displays information about all the processes running on your Mac, including CPU, disk, memory, and network usage. You can see exactly how your computer’s resources are being used via a searchable table, helpful graphs, or even directly in the Dock icon.

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  9. XRG icon

    XRG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data.

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  10. iPulse icon

    iPulse

    • Mac

    Using its concise and appealing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of OS X on your desktop, menu bar or Dock.

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