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 (Free, Open Source), MenuMeters for El Capitan (Free, Open Source), GeekTool (Free) and BitBar (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    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 - are easy to write and customize - can show data in tables, charts, graphs ...
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      agnesnutter It's very flexible, and unlike the other options for Mac, it's still under active development.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      very well made, nonintrusive
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. 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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      Most users think GKrellM is a great alternative to Rainmeter.


    3. 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: * File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity * Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands * Image mode.

      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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      Most users think GeekTool is a great alternative to Rainmeter.
      It's not a system monitor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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 :)
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    4. 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.


    5. 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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    6. 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.

      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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    7. 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.

      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    8. 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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