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RunCat Alternatives

RunCat is described as 'Creatures living in your menubar' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to RunCat for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, and Mono. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RunCat are HWiNFO (32/64), Sidebar Diagnostics, MSI Afterburner and SpeedFan.

RunCat alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RunCat.
This page was last updated Aug 30, 2021
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

Creatures living in your menubar.

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  1. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.

  2. HWiNFO are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards.

  3. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

  4. A powerful overclocking tool for your graphics card, which also includes screen capture and video capture tools, plus overlays. Has a lower FPS hit than Fraps, and offers the same functionality. The beta versions include audio streams alongside the video capture.

  5. SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.


    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  6. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

  7. iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).

  8. Core Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.


    The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation:

  9. XMeters

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Taskbar System Monitoring for Windows.

  10. GOverlay is an opensource project that aims to create a Graphical UI to help manage Linux overlays.

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