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    Translucent Alternatives

    Translucent is described as 'provides detailed real-time information about what is going on inside your Mac' and is a System Information Utility in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Translucent for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Translucent are Stats (Free, Open Source), iStat Menus (Paid), MenuMeters for El Capitan (Free, Open Source) and GtkStressTesting (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 2021
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    Translucent provides detailed real-time information about what is going on inside your Mac.
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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. 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).
    3. GST is a GTK system utility designed to stress and monitor various hardware components like CPU and RAM.

    4. DriveDx is advanced drive health diagnostic and monitoring utility. Unlike most drive utilities, DriveDx does not only monitor the drive’s built-in S.M.A.R.T.
    5. Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer Tool


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

    6. macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.
    7. 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.


      The program seems to be no longer updated.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

    8. Stats Panel is a macOS app for monitoring system performance.
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