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WinSpy++ Alternatives

WinSpy++ is described as '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 Microsoft Spy++ utility that ships with Microsoft Visual Studio' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinSpy++ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like WinSpy++ are htop, Glances, AutoIt and SystemExplorer.

WinSpy++ alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinSpy++.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • .NET Framework

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  1. Process Explorer icon

    Process Explorer

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    69 alternatives to Process Explorer 

    Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The top always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information...

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    1.  PortableProcess Explorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. htop icon

    htop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    59 alternatives to 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 that runs in the terminal. The available columns are: PID, STATE, PPID, PGRP, SESSION, TTY_NR, TPGID, MINFLT...

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    1.  Lightweighthtop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Glances

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to Glances 

    Glances is a cross-platform monitoring tool which aims to present a large amount of monitoring information through a curses or Web based interface. The information dynamically adapts depending on the size of the user interface.

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    1.  Command line interfaceGlances either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightGlances consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    AutoIt

    118 alternatives to AutoIt 

    Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.

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    1.  PortableAutoIt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    AutoIt vs WinSpy++ opinions
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    Guest

    AutoIt is mainly a sripting/automation language. There is a little tool included in the package, that has a spy functionality!

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    SystemExplorer

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    51 alternatives to SystemExplorer 

    System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers, services network connections, system resources and more.

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    1.  PortableSystemExplorer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    While mostly functional it and its website hasn't been updated since 2017 and forums and support are gone.

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    vtop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    38 alternatives to vtop 

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Window Detective

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to 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.

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    WinSpy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to WinSpy 

    WinSpy is a tool for retrieving details of an open window in the Windows desktop environment. It appears that it has superceded WinSpy++.

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    WinSpy++ has been superceded by WinSpy.

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  9. Task Manager DeLuxe (TMX) is based on MiTeC System Information Component Suite and offers powerful features available in standard Windows Task Manager in lightweight portable package with many more enhancements.

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    1.  LightweightMiTeC Task Manager Deluxe consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableMiTeC Task Manager Deluxe can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    WinDowse

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    1 alternatives to WinDowse 

    WinDowse is an application to analyze the children from a window, result then an efficient and magnific application to analyze the Windows system structure.

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