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Rainmeter Alternatives for Mac

Rainmeter is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Übersicht, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Rainmeter and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Rainmeter are GKrellM, GeekTool, MenuMeters for El Capitan and BitBar.

Rainmeter 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 Rainmeter.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. 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

    ⚫︎ CustomizableÜbersicht is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    agnesnutter

    It's very flexible, and unlike the other options for Mac, it's still under active development.

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    very well made, nonintrusive

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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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    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:

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    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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    amanpreetsingh

    As the name suggests it's a little bit geeky, but after few tutorials you can do wonders on your mac :)

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    It's not a system monitor

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  4. This is a port to OS X El Capitan 10.11 of MenuMeters by Alex Harper.

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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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    iGlance

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    iGlance is a small system monitor that displays current stats about your Mac on the menu bar. It is built to be highly customizable so that everyone can adjust it to his/her needs. A full list of all the features is below.

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    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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  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.

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    Discontinued

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

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    The appearance of the software is nothing like rainmeter.

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    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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