ControlePus
ControlePus
2.0

4.3

ControlePus free download for Mac

ControlePus

2.0
02 June 2005

Check CPU usage and more.

Overview

This tool helps you to
  • see processor load and cpu usage for each process,
  • stop or continue what ever process on your Mac,
  • quit or kill a process,
  • change its priority.

What's new in ControlePus

Version 2.0:
  • You can now choose the time to stop or continue a process.
  • A detailled documentation is now delivered.
  • A lot of changes in interface in order to use only small system fonts. The window is now textured.
  • A drawer window now shows other informations (Scheduled Actions, Strategies...).
  • Returning from Hided status, ContrôlePus refresh immediatly the process table. This avoid to display an old status of your computer's processes.
  • The Time Spent column is added. You can see the CPU time spent by each process there.
  • Cocoa applications are now prefixed by their icons.
  • Big works done on sources : I created a lot of new classes.

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4 ControlePus Reviews

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Anonymous
01 October 2003

Most helpful

It seems that the memory display for each process doesn't work, as it shows a bar with the same thickness for all processes. It would be nice if all the info of the process (like memory usage) was displayed in the bottom of the programa window, next to the process PID (text in red). I guess it's the only free utility that allows changing a process "nice" number (priority). An advice: remove the gadget that shows the update (running arrows) as it wastes CPU cycles for nothing. Thanks for the free utility. ;) Tip: if you can't download due to the comma in the file name, just go to the homepage: http://www.chez.com/jyproux/indexEU.html
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Can't download from Macupdate, only from the dev's website. File size is 2.1MB actually. I am glad to see an update. Kudos. :)
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Version 2.0
Anonymous
14 October 2003
ControlePus has been making good progress and v1.4 is now proving to be stable (on my iBook). This utility is commendable for the ease with which the user can monitor system resources (CPU and memory) and renice processes. A handy tool to help with diagnostics and system management. I hope development will continue and that we shall see ControlePus reach maturity in the months ahead.
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Version 1.4
Jean-Yves Proux
04 October 2003
In response to jedik (thanx for its not so bad review for my tool). I would like to confirm that memory percentage columns works : if your computer have processes each with less than 2% of your Mac total memory, ControlePus shows same thickness for each process... it's normal : the size of the bar is propotional with the memory usage. Try to launch a memory hungry process, like Photoshop, Word, Cinema4D, and you will see than the memory bar can take a large thickness (in cpu columns too !) To avoid the "problem", I'm actually working at displaying the memory and cpu value in text too. A propos "gadget that shows the update (running arrows)", jedik tell that it wastes CPU. I'm not sure of that : NSProgressIndicator (the Cocoa class of the gadget) is a standard Apple gadget that you can find in every application, it doesn't spend much cpu to display a 5x5 points rectangle running. What is spending cpu, is the refresh of processes list. But even that with refresh every 5 seconds takes only 0,75% of cpu of my tangerine iMac DV 400 (which isn't known to beat all Dual-G5 benchs). jedik said : "It would be nice if all the info of the process (like memory usage) was displayed in the bottom of the programa window, next to the process PID (text in red).". I think its a good idea, I'm working on too. But since today, I though that it will enlarge too much the height of the window. A NSDrawer the user can hide can be the good way to solve this. This is now written in my ResteAFaire (=ToDo list). Don't hesitate to write any problem directly to me (in french, german or english, in order of preference). [Sorry for my english, I'm french (and proud to be :o) ]
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
01 October 2003
It seems that the memory display for each process doesn't work, as it shows a bar with the same thickness for all processes. It would be nice if all the info of the process (like memory usage) was displayed in the bottom of the programa window, next to the process PID (text in red). I guess it's the only free utility that allows changing a process "nice" number (priority). An advice: remove the gadget that shows the update (running arrows) as it wastes CPU cycles for nothing. Thanks for the free utility. ;) Tip: if you can't download due to the comma in the file name, just go to the homepage: http://www.chez.com/jyproux/indexEU.html
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Version 1.3