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  • A collection of useful Mac Apps
    iStat Menus - Price: $14.99 (one-time purchase) Advanced system monitor for macOS that displays real-time CPU, GPU, and network usage. Source: 9 months ago
    iStat Menus has been around a long time and is very reliable. I've used this for many, many years on numerous different Mac models, and it's top-notch. It displays all sorts of system statistics in the menu bar and lets you define custom fan controls for different component (CPU, etc) temperatures, all in a nice, sleek interface. Source: 10 months ago
  • After dreaming of Al Gore's setup for 15 years, finally I got this:
    Don't do this on my behalf but if you're ever curious yourself, on some other date, you can use iStat Menu among other utilities or readers to check GPU utilization, thats a lot easier to read than Activity Monitor. If using iStat, go to iStat Menus, click on the CPU/GPU dropdown, then the GPU in the active items bar, and select processor. You'll see a graph and you can just let that sit for a few minutes and... Source: 10 months ago
  • ACC + Steam working great with apple's game porter
    Fantastic! I read that it is an M1, but what model and configuration exactly is it? If you like and are curious, install this app, it tells you everything, temperature, fan RPM, etc. Source: 10 months ago
  • MacBook Pro keeps heating up really fast.
    You can monitor the internal temperatures with iStat Menus or similar, but there's really no need. The system automatically adjusts fan speed to cool itself off when needed. Source: 11 months ago
  • Which apps do you install first on any new Mac?
    iStat menus - I use it to look at memory and cpu usage and cpu temps in the menu bar. Source: 11 months ago
  • I was a MacOS hater until...
    If you like to know all the minute details of your system, I’d recommend iStat Menus. Source: about 1 year ago
  • App LIST!!!
    Istatmenus (Paid - Free 16-day trial) Not open source, and it's not free but it's really well done. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Can my MacBook run Big Sur? I installed it a year ago and its been good but it started to get súper slow and I Dont know why.
    If you’re interested in checking the temps of your Mac, there are several tools that you can download, but a good one that I use is iStat Menus. You can add your Macs temperature to the menu bar so you can check it any time. Pay attention to any of the CPU related temps while you’re performing your regular tasks on the machine. If your Mac is regularly exceeding temps of 90°C (190°F) it may be time to replace the... Source: about 1 year ago
  • How to show all app running on the menu bar?
    The basic answer is: that’s not how MacOS works. The Dock plays that roll. The Dock is the equivalent of the Windows taskbar. The Mac menu bar is the equivalent of each Windows window menu bar. In MacOS the left side of the top menu bar changes each time you select a window instead of having an individual menu bar stuck to each window. When Macs first came out screens were small then Windows 3.1 seemed to waste a... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Windows User Since Birth. Finally Tried a Macbook! Any tips?
    iStat Menu if your laptop is ever running slow, this will help you figure out what's going on. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Is there a symbol for when you’re connected to Ethernet? Mine doesn’t show.
    iStats menu has various icons for the menu bar that indicate network activities Source: about 1 year ago
  • Mac Mini M2 bottlenecking Topaz AI Video.
    This app is pretty neat to better monitor the use of your various hardware things: Source: about 1 year ago
  • Anyone have a free app that shows computer temp on the notifcation bar?
    MacsFanControl, Stats, and iStats are the most common ones. Source: over 1 year ago
  • First time Mac - open for any tips for a longterm windows user | MBP14 M1Pro/32GB/512GB/10C/16C
    iStat Menu (paid) - memory, cpu, internet speed, temps from the taskbar. Source: over 1 year ago
  • A curated directory of 700 Mac menu bar apps
    The most popular one for many years is, have you tried that? It says it's compatible with Apple Silicon. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • [Mac] [Calendar 366 II] [$14.99 → $4.99] [Menu bar calendar for events and reminders (companion to the Calendar 366 iOS app)]
    You should also consider the menu bar calendar included with iStat Menus, which is currently 50% off ($12 → $6). It doesn't include functionality for adding/editing events or reminders, but for viewing a calendar with a list of things happening today (or the next few days), it's perfect minimalism (screenshot). Its world clock includes some cool astronomical stats. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What amazing apps should anyone install on their Macs?
    iStat Menus - customizable system info in your Menu Bar - I've been using it for years. Https:// Get it from Bjango and not the App store so as to get full functionality. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Network status in menu bar
    iStat Menus ( has a network status monitor that seems to do what you want. Source: over 1 year ago
  • HDD Clicker – HDD Sound Simulator
    iStat Menus offer this for modern macOS. The disk activity is not that relevant for me, but networking is useful. When I'm waiting for something and there is no network activity I know something's fishy. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • my iMac late 2012 randomly restarts by itself
    There is also a app called Istat that displays lots of info. Source: over 1 year ago

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8 Best SpeedFan Alternatives for Computers for Windows and Mac
You know most of the macOS tools are paid. So is this one. However, iStat Menus has a trial period of 14 days. And we believe two weeks are more than enough to judge the quality of a piece of software. What we liked the most about this is its comprehensive way of presenting details.
It’s another worthy contender to Nzxt CAM for obtaining precise computer performance statistics. CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD, and other performance metrics are available from the iStat Menus. The program can also be used to overclock the GPU.

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