MenuMeters
MenuMeters
2.0.3

4.7

MenuMeters free download for Mac

MenuMeters

2.0.3
11 December 2019

CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools.

Overview

MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking for. Most were windows that sat in a corner or on the desktop, which are inevitably obscured by document windows on a PowerBook's small screen. Those monitors which used the menubar mostly used the NSStatusItem API, which has the annoying tendency to totally reorder my menubar on every login.

The MenuMeters monitors are true SystemUIServer plugins (also known as Menu Extras). This means they can be reordered using command-drag and remember their positions in the menubar across logins and restarts.

MenuMeters is open source freeware released under the GNU General Public License version 2.

What's new in MenuMeters

Version 2.0.3:
  • This version now runs outside of System Preferences. To install, download it, move it to /Applications (or any other location) by using Finder, and not from the command line, to clear the quarantine bit. launch it.
  • The step 2. is necessary to make MenuMeters to update itself when a new version is available.

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13 MenuMeters Reviews

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Jvhvr
12 October 2019

Most helpful

Nice discrete app, most useful all the time !
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Version 1.9.8
hmfwic47
13 October 2019
This app needs to be updated to show GB vice thousands of MB.
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Version 1.9.8
Jvhvr
12 October 2019
Nice discrete app, most useful all the time !
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Version 1.9.8
Just-Fred
21 September 2019
I've found MenuMeters to be a very useful utility, although it can use up precious menubar real estate -- that's the price one pays for system monitoring, I guess. An interesting note: On my system (Mojave, 10.14.6) I was asked if I wanted to replace my existing installation, and I said yes. After restarting System Preferences, I saw the 1.9.8 version number, but it quickly reverted to 1.9.7! It seems the install didn't replace it completely, but installed it "sideways," so that only one icon showed in System Preferences. I dragged the icon out of the panel, and saw it was immediately updated with the 1.9.8 version. I've never seen that behavior before.
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Version 1.9.8
Aeschylus
21 September 2019
This app works perfectly and has a very low footprint. It's just what Apple never thought to add. Thanks to the author for the updates to keep this running in Catalina!
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Version 1.9.8
Joy-Livingwell
19 February 2019
Thanks for the port! I've used MenuMeters for many years and love it because it lets me see what is going on with my Mac and network in real time, unobtrusively, without using up valuable screen real estate.

As per the documentation (click the developer link at the top or go to https://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/), getting this version to work in 10.13 High Sierra required quitting and restarting System Preferences.
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Version 1.9.7
Eddiemp
17 October 2018
Great
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Version 1.9.7
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 September 2018
I used MenuMeters for years until it wouldn't work any longer in El Capitan. It appeared to be dead so I looked for awhile for a similar app. I finally settled on IStat Menus. It wasn't free but it provided comparable menus. And the price is only $10, which seemed reasonable for an app that provides the system monitors I was accustomed to in MenuMeters plus some other features that I don't need, though others probably do.

I downloaded this version of Menu Meters, 1.9.7, just in case I decide to give it a try. I'll give it a five star rating based on past experience.
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Version 1.9.7
Hal-Itosis
27 September 2018
THANKS, Yugi!
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Version 1.9.7
Bob Jacobson
02 August 2018
I'm a big fan of Menu Meters and have been since its inception. I like it's simple display and easy access to Activity Montior. I have one question, however, very recent: in my Menu Bar are displayed _two_ Menu Meters, each with the same information as the other. Any clues how to remove one? Thanks.
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Version 1.9.6
Nazaire
12 July 2018
I have doubts about the accuracy MenuMeters 1.9.6 regarding the network throughput. I jut installed the demo of iStatMenu and MenuMeters consistently reports double the download speed. I have CyberDuck running a download and reporting a network activity that suggests iStatMenu is correct. Any clue?
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Version 1.9.6