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MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook.

While the application is running, this information can be referred via AppleScript.

Note from the developer:
This software is "Donation-ware". If you want to continue using it, please make a small donation to help the efforts for the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. (For example American Red Cross) It doesn't imply any more...

What's New

Version 2.0.0:
  • Added graph view function.
  • Changed application requirement to OS X 10.7.5 or later.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

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Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124
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After using it a bit more longer, I noticed that Console is full of "SMC::smcReadKeyAction" errors. When I quit the app, the errors stop coming. This can't be a good thing.

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Version 2.0.0
Wickedsp1d3r Member IconComment+124
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The app crashes when trying to show graph of CPU usage (latest version). Where I can send crash reports? Can't find any contact information on the developer's website.

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Version 2.0.0
Hurrikenux Member IconComment+25
Hurrikenux
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Excellent little utility, my only request would to be able to set the default display stat to be total memory usage as one of the options. Another minor item would be displaying the private/public IP within the network items. If these are already there and I missed them, that is even better.

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Version 1.5.0
Nicksloan Member IconReview+81
Nicksloan
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I like this little app a lot. Compared to other ways of keeping tabs on processor info, such as Activity Monitor, Peek-a-Boo or one of the menubar multi-meters, it is wonderfully streamlined, with all of the eye-candy stripped out. It also enables you to reveal processes in Finder and quit/force quit them from the menu. And it's free.

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Version 1.4.0
Ponti Member IconComment+61
Ponti
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v1.4 download won't launch for me.
I'm running OS 10.5.8.
There doesn't appear to be a contact email address at the developer's website.

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Version 1.4.0
Macnerd1984 Member IconComment+291
Macnerd1984
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Anyone know what the icon that looks like a control knob is in the screen shot of the menu bar? Looks interesting!

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Version 1.4.0
Nicksloan
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Task3, by the same dev.

Peterpan23 Member IconComment+52
Peterpan23
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MiniUsage use the app "top" (/usr/bin) and this little fellow eats 10% CPU on my MacBook Pro Core2Duo with 10.6.7. A bit to much for my opinion!!! CPU usage drops down to 5% with 2-sec updating the values instead of the default 1 sec. Anybody out there who can confirm this ?

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Version 1.3.0
Mark Bamberg
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It apparently runs top underneath, so its probably comparable to just running that in a shell. You probably can set it to 5 second updates when using it as a menu bar item

Alessandro82 Member IconReview+41
Alessandro82
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very useful app but the font for the cpu usage is terrible also i would choose it over menu meters if it could display memory usage cpu disk read n write alltoghether

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Version 1.3.0
Ean Member IconComment+223
Ean
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Reports my Mac as having eight cores. If this actually doubled the cores, I'd give it a twenty-star rating.

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Version 1.3.0
Mark Bamberg
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I see that too; where is it getting the numbers from. I don't see a top option (i.e. man top) to show cores, so I love to know

Mark Bamberg
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Okay; I think I understand. The 8 cores on an i7 comes from the Hyper-Threading feature of Intel processors. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading. The shell command:

sysctl hw.ncpu

Actually reports 8 cores. Cool! Now I wonder if allocation of core to virtual machines refers to actual cores or simulated cores.

Radizgo Member IconReview+2
Radizgo
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Love it! Simple, easy, fast and it's a screen saver !

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Version 1.2.1
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Version 1.4.0
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Version 1.4.0
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Downloads 21,856
Version Downloads 2,867
License Free
Date 29 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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