WinSpy++ Alternatives

    WinSpy++ is described as 'Note: WinSpy++ appears to have been superceded by WinSpy.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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WinSpy++ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is Process Explorer, which is free. Other great apps like WinSpy++ are htop (Free, Open Source), AutoIt (Free), Glances (Free, Open Source) and SystemExplorer (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. 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 tweaks and features. NOTE: is dead, you can download this app from Softpedia (...

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

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      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 Windows controls visually right off the screen.

    2. Multi Task Tool is a portable tool that, as its very name suggests, can be used to execute multiple tasks in Windows OS!
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    3. Python System Monitor (Psymon) is a cross-platform, task and performance monitor. Features: Global processes monitoring. System load history (cpu,memory,network and disks). Disks informations. Network connections.


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

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    4. The Extended Task Manager provides additional Windows process management features and information about disk activity and network port usage.
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    5. 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) different types of system information in any Windows system (95, 98, ME, NT 4.
    6. pserv.cpl is a Windows Control Panel Applet that Allows you to -control all NT services and devices -uninstall applications -replace eventviewer -replace task manager -connect to remote machines
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    7. 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 provides more detailed information about programs. Why use Windows Task Manager? Improved software response.
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    8. Processes is a power tool to help you monitor and control the processes running on your Mac. It provides both a wide overview of the activity on your system, while also allowing you to drill-down to the inner workings of each individual process.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • .NET Framework
      Hawkeye is a .Net tool that allows you to view, edit, analyze and invoke (almost) any object from a .Net application. Whenever you try to debug, test, change or understand an application, Hawkeye can help.
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