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SlimBatteryMonitor is a space-efficient replacement power gauge for your Mac OS X menu bar. It monitors both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries. You can select different views for when powered, charging or on battery... even instruct SlimBatteryMonitor to automatically hide itself in some circumstances (e.g. while fully charged).

A graphical icon shows the power remaining, and can be accompanied by a text description (battery charge in percent, or time remaining). Colours indicate whether the system is fully charged, charging or on battery. In some cases, SlimBatteryMonitor can be 70% slimmer than Apple's system meter... With more...

What's New

Version 1.5:
  • 64/32 Universal binary supports 32 bit PowerPC Macs as well as 32/64 bit Intel-based Macs
  • Repairs horizontal image text display on Mac OS X 10.6 and later
  • Adds arbitrary sliders to set warning panel and colour level
  • Uses the Sparkle framework to automatically check for updates

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Freezer Member IconReview+2
Freezer
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still working on mavericks! excellent little utility.

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Version 1.5
Sbchavel Member IconReview+33
Sbchavel
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SBM has not been updated in nearly 3 years. But it still works. Saves menubar space, offers some user customization, is simple as can be, and has never caused any problems.

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Version 1.5
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444
Gryphonent
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My favorite little app... many thanks for updating this one!

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Version 1.5
Thec13 Member IconComment+29
Thec13
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So glad to see this updated. Big thank you.

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Version 1.5
Shk747 Member IconReview+136
Shk747
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perfect with 10.6.1

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Version 1.4
gcoghill Member IconReview+218
gcoghill
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Perfect battery status replacement for the menubar, this is how it should be. And works great with my APC UPS/battery backup as well.

About the only thing I could suggest for this app would be to have the option to use Growl for updates - switching to battery/charger, fully charged, low battery warnings. And when the battery hits low enough to go to sleep mode, the warning window could be an HUD-style window (or Growl - I can't recall if there needs to be user input). Currently I use a widget for these notifications.

But as-is, still excellent.

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Version 1.4
Ridogi Member IconReview+18
Ridogi
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It's great to be able to have the battery icon turn red when you're running low -- really catches the eye so you don't get caught off guard. The only thing I'd like to see in it is the ability to switch between the energy saver modes as in Apple's standard menu bar icon.

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Version 1.4
macupdate109 Member IconReview+4
macupdate109
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Elegant. Light. Saves menu bar space compared to Apple's battery thing. Doesn't gobble up resources. Doesn't do anything unnecessary like graphs.

Perfect.

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Version 1.4
FreakyFink Member IconComment+0
FreakyFink
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I much prefer SlimBatteryMonitor over Apple's manubar battery icon. I'd love to see a universal version of this for my MacBook Pro!

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Version 1.3
akrobat Member IconComment+90
akrobat
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I was looking for something like this but seemed only to find widgets.
This developer however has not followed everyone else in developing similar widgets but has made a proper replacement for the oh so ugly and space hogging apple battery icon.

Well done! Keep up the good work.

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Version 1.3
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TheFleetingMind
Version 1.5
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Downloads 18,203
Version Downloads 5,920
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 30 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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