MenuMeters
MenuMeters
2.0.7

4.7

MenuMeters free download for Mac

MenuMeters2.0.7

23 May 2020

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 2.0.7:
  • CPU display modes are now configured in a saner way. You can now only show the CPU temperature, or even just a static label.

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How would you rate MenuMeters app?

23 Reviews of MenuMeters

5
Aeschylus
17 March 2020
Version: 2.0.3

Most helpful

This is an incredible and extremely useful free app. It is one of those rare gems we should all be grateful to the programmer for creating for us. Thank you!
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5
ChaarlesJeong
08 July 2020
Version: 2.0.7
Incredibly easy to use, variable functions. Just the right App what I looking for. Thanks!!
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Derekcurrie
22 May 2020
Version: 2.0.7
If the above link FAILs, try this one: https://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/zips/MenuMeters_latest.zip
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5
enersoldnah
04 May 2020
Version: 2.0.6.1
Great app works fine here under Catalina 10.15.4 on Imac but why are horizontal rows and graph greyed out
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5
Aeschylus
17 March 2020
Version: 2.0.3
This is an incredible and extremely useful free app. It is one of those rare gems we should all be grateful to the programmer for creating for us. Thank you!
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5
LeMerlot
03 March 2020
Version: 2.0.3
MenuMeters is my perfect and flexible new system monitoring solution for my Mac's menu bar – after having bought and used iStat Menus for many years. iStat Menus – while having a beautiful visual design – just used a bit too much CPU resources for me as a system monitoring tool running all the time in the background.
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5
Brooklyn-Al
25 January 2020
Version: 2.0.3
Great program but I have a question the "used" ram on menumeters does not agree with the "used" ram in activity monitor.........why? Or am I reading it incorrectly?
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5
Cam-Mac
16 January 2020
Version: 2.0.3
This utility has staying power! I've been using versions of MenuMeters since I first moved from Classic macOS (9) to MacOS X 10.2 and beyond. It provides a nice balance of cleanly-presented info and configurability. There are other similar utilities that have more bells and whistles (like iStatMenus, which I also have), but I've stuck with MenuMeters because it already does more than enough for me. Thank you for porting it to work with newer macOS versions. The early versions were a bit of a hack to function as MenuExtras. Now that it's evolved into an app instead of a PreferencePane, I'm more confident that new versions can still work on future macOS versions. Long live MenuMeters!
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5
joelbrugger
27 December 2019
Version: 2.0.3
I could't function without MenuMeter. It gives me the information I need to monitor the behaviour of my mac - always visible and up-to-date. The configurations are great. Amazing job, thanks for keeping up to date!
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5
artie505
16 December 2019
Version: 2.0.3
A venerable GEM!!! We all owe Yuji a big THANKS!
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2
dewoude
13 December 2019
Version: 2.0.3
Unfortunately I did not manage to get it working under Catalina on my new MacBook Pro 16
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3
hmfwic47
13 October 2019
Version: 1.9.8
This app needs to be updated to show GB vice thousands of MB.
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5
Jvhvr
12 October 2019
Version: 1.9.8
Nice discrete app, most useful all the time !
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5
Just-Fred
21 September 2019
Version: 1.9.8
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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5
Aeschylus
21 September 2019
Version: 1.9.8
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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5
Joy-Livingwell
19 February 2019
Version: 1.9.7
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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5
Eddiemp
17 October 2018
Version: 1.9.7
Great
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5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 September 2018
Version: 1.9.7
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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Hal-Itosis
27 September 2018
Version: 1.9.7
THANKS, Yugi!
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5
Bob Jacobson
02 August 2018
Version: 1.9.6
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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Nazaire
12 July 2018
Version: 1.9.6
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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Chrischram
01 May 2018
Version: 1.9.6
MenuMeters 1.9.6 has been available since around August 2017. What's with MacUpdate's BIG delay in getting this on their site?
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Marlo-R
01 May 2018
Version: 1.9.6
I like the info that this app provides. It was easy to figure out and set-up, though there is not much to it... I can't complain about an app that does what it says it will and does it with few resources and zero crashes! The look is outdated, but I don't expect the most modern designs to be included in free apps ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ When I did use it I would only use the pie chart for CPU usage. I have quite a few menu bar apps running so I try to reserve space. Some of the meters could be designed to take up less room.
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5
franticfreddie
01 May 2018
Version: 1.9.6
Thanks for porting it! Like with it's predecessor: years of slim, reliable, unobtrusive and free service. The whole app is included in the prefs-panel. Clean job, easy to install + uninstall. Not like some of it's paid competitors (e.g. -> iStat Menus) that use more resources, write their stuff all over your system, and are hard to get rid of completely.
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