Stats Panel Alternatives

    Stats Panel is described as 'A macOS system monitor on your menubar. • Simple • A system monitor on your menubar. No complicated menus or configuration. • Lightweight •' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Stats Panel for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Stats Panel are HWiNFO (32/64) (Freemium), MSI Afterburner (Free), SpeedFan (Free) and Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    1. This compact utility displays real-time CPU, RAM and disk drives usage meters right on the taskbar notification area, or next to the system clock, that is always visible.
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    2. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.


    3. 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      The program seems to be no longer updated.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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    4. macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI. Highlights - Dark Mode compatible - Big Sur widgets out of the box - Bluetooth battery level - Written in SwiftUI (as much as possible)
    5. Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.7.1, released on August 2012, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.



    6. XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data.
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    7. Status bar app for macOS that shows the amount of free disk space left on the hard drive.
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    8. ZetaWatch is a small OS X program that displays the zfs status in the menu bar, similar to what iStat Menus does for other information. It is fairly well tested, but due to the current state of libzfs and libzfs_core, changes will be required until the API stabilizes.
    9. 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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    10. iMac users who tweak their systems using 3rd party hard disks or solid state disks, are often surprised by an unpleasant aftermath: an annoyingly noisy hard disk fan. Fan management in Apple systems relies on temperatures reported by the SMC system.
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