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iStat Menus Reviews

"An advanced Mac system monitor for your menubar."

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about iStat Menus and what they use it for.
  • I was a MacOS hater until...
    If you like to know all the minute details of your system, I’d recommend iStat Menus. - Source: Reddit / 10 days ago
  • App LIST!!!
    Istatmenus (Paid - Free 16-day trial) Not open source, and it's not free but it's really well done. - Source: Reddit / 25 days 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: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 2 months 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: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Mac Mini M2 bottlenecking Topaz AI Video.
    This app is pretty neat to better monitor the use of your various hardware things: - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Anyone have a free app that shows computer temp on the notifcation bar?
    MacsFanControl, Stats, and iStats are the most common ones. - Source: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 4 months 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 / 4 months 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: Reddit / 4 months 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: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Network status in menu bar
    iStat Menus ( has a network status monitor that seems to do what you want. - Source: Reddit / 6 months 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 / 6 months ago
  • my iMac late 2012 randomly restarts by itself
    There is also a app called Istat that displays lots of info. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • [USA-TX] [H] MacBook Air 13.3” M1 16GB 1TB AppleCare+ [W] PayPal or Local
    I used this app called iStat Menus to check the battery health and that is what it showed me. I spent most of my time using this plugged into my monitor. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Setting up a Mac for Development
    I used to use iStat Menus, but a few people in my twitch chat pointed me to stats, a FOSS menu bar stats app. I tried it out, and I like it so far. - Source: / 8 months ago
  • How do you configure your mac?
    After you've used your Mac for a while, then branch out and address some pain points you just can't abide. For example if you can't live without window snapping, consider Rectangle. If Spotlight isn't doing it for you, consider Raycast. If you must have CPU usage in the menu bar, look at Stats or iStat Menus. If you really, really need something more powerful than the included screenshot tool, consider Cleanshot X. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • What's a good app to monitor CPU temperature?
    Not free, but I've used iStat Menus for years and works really well - - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • What is happening? MacBook Pro 15’ 2018
    I don't use this app, but iStat Menus allows you to see more detail on current activity and might give you an idea what's happening here. You might want to try their trial period. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Recommendation for Software Engineer/Developer and Software architect apps?
    iStat Menu not really dev related but useful to keep an eye on your machine's resources. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago

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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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