Process Monitor Alternatives

    Process Monitor is described as 'advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Process Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Glances, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Process Monitor are Process Lasso (Freemium), SystemExplorer (Free), GNOME System Monitor (Free, Open Source) and KSysGuard (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. Monitor numerous OS X statistics including: CPU activity System load over time Network bandwidth and activity Memory activity and usage Battery & wireless signal strength Disk usage Current time and date ...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      A windows 8-like Task Manager for Windows 7 ,work in progress!

      Discontinued

      The developer's website is down and the last update was in 2015.

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    2. KillSwitch is an advanced system monitoring tool that is apart of
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state.
    3. Features: • monitor process properties, control processes; • monitor computer CPU, memory, swap and network usage; • monitor disks and mounts for available and used space; • search for open files . It is part of MATE.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      PrcView is a process viewer utility that displays detailed information about processes running under Windows. For each process it displays memory, threads and module usage. For each DLL it shows full path and version information.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 5.2.15.1, released on 2006, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

    4. You can use Windows Performance Monitor to examine how programs you run affect your computer's performance, both in real time and by collecting log data for later analysis.
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    5. Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history (cpu,memory,network and disks). Disks informations. Network connections.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

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    6. The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage.
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    7. TaskInfo is a poweful utility that combines and improves features of Task Manager and System Information tools. It visually monitors (in text and graphical forms) different types of system information in any Windows system (95, 98, ME, NT 4.
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