MenuMeters
MenuMeters
2.0.3

4.4

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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18 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
Brooklyn-Al
25 January 2020
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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Version 2.0.3
Cam-Mac
16 January 2020
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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Version 2.0.3
joelbrugger
27 December 2019
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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Version 2.0.3
artie505
16 December 2019
A venerable GEM!!! We all owe Yuji a big THANKS!
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Version 2.0.3
dewoude
13 December 2019
Unfortunately I did not manage to get it working under Catalina on my new MacBook Pro 16
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Version 2.0.3
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
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artie505
artie505
16 December 2019
And you think that's minus two stars? Get your head out of your butt! It's no more than a comment.
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Version 2.0.3
Jvhvr
12 October 2019
Nice discrete app, most useful all the time !
Like (1)
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