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smcFanControl Alternatives

smcFanControl is described as 'is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook' and is a Fan Speed tool in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to smcFanControl for Mac, Windows, 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, HWMonitor, Stats and iStat Menus.

smcFanControl alternatives are mainly Fan Speed Tools but may also be System Information Utilities or Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of smcFanControl.
This page was last updated Jan 25, 2022
  • Free PersonalOpen Source
  • Mac

smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.

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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. 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    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.

  3. HWMonitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

  4. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

  5. 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).

  6. 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:

  7. Fan Control is a focused and highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows. It supports multiple temperature sources in min, max and average configurations, and fan curve functions, including but not limited to, linear, graph, and mix to control a single fan.

  8. Real Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

  9. Macs Fan Control

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface

  10. TG Pro

    • Mac

    Extend the life of your Mac with TG Pro by monitoring all internal temperatures to know which components are hot or potentially overheating.

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