Alternatives to Microsoft Spy++ for all platforms with any license

  • htop

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement...

    • Htop does not share any functionality with spy++ Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • WinSpy++

    WinSpy++ is a handy programmer's utility which can be used to select and view the properties of any window in the system. WinSpy is based around the...

    Free Open Source Windows .NET Framework

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    • Discontinued catch22.net not working
  • Window Detective

    Window Detective is a programmer's tool used to "spy" on an application's windows and allows you to view and even modify some of its properties. Key...

    • Open Source, pain free installation, works on windows 7 using for development now 10 minutes after discovering it. Guest • Aug 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does almost all things spy does, but it can not show messages for children of a window. That is not supported here. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • WinCheat

    WinCheat is like Spy++ in that it lets you dig deep into the internals of the PE format and the Win32 Windowing subsystems.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Winspector Spy

    Have you ever used Spy++ that comes with MSVC? If you have then you know what Winspector is - but take out all of the annoyances of Spy++ and add in a big bag of handy...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Window-Spy.com is dead, but last version of Winspector Spy, 1.0b Build 37, can be still downloaded from Softpedia or AutoHotKey (see the comment).
  • Tasks Explorer

    Tasks Explorer is a freeware opensource computer program providing functionality for collecting extended information about processes running in system in real time. ...

    Free Mac

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  • Free Extended Task Manager

    The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage.

    Free Windows

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  • Chameleon Task Manager

    Chameleon Task Manager is Windows task manager that enables the complete control of processes running on a computer optimizing the performance of Windows. It also...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Python System Monitor

    Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.0, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive
  • TaskInfo

    TaskInfo is a poweful utility that combines and improves features of Task Manager and System Information tools. It visually monitors (in text and graphical forms)...

    Commercial Windows

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  • WinID

    WinID is controls & windows identification utility that is both powerful and compact. Its main purpose is to give an easy way to retrieve information about Microsoft...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • XWinspector

    Discover hidden features of other software with XWinSpector. It works like Spy++ but has many other features!

    Free Personal Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0b Build 37, released in February 2012, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia
  • Pserv

    pserv.cpl is a Windows Control Panel Applet that Allows you to -control all NT services and devices -uninstall applications -replace eventviewer -replace task...

    • More of a glorified task manager than a diagnostic tool... SamBAug 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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