smcFanControl is described as 'is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook'. There are more than 25 alternatives to smcFanControl for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Mono. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like smcFanControl are SpeedFan (Free), HWMonitor (Freemium), iStat Menus (Paid) and Core Temp (Free).
- SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers and controls the fans if possible. View 42 alternatives to SpeedFan
The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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