SlimBatteryMonitor
SlimBatteryMonitor
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SlimBatteryMonitor1.5

30 September 2009

Space efficient battery/UPS power menu item.

Overview

SlimBatteryMonitor is a space-efficient replacement power gauge for your Mac OS X menu bar. It monitors both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries. You can select different views for when powered, charging or on battery... even instruct SlimBatteryMonitor to automatically hide itself in some circumstances (e.g. while fully charged).

A graphical icon shows the power remaining, and can be accompanied by a text description (battery charge in percent, or time remaining). Colours indicate whether the system is fully charged, charging or on battery. In some cases, SlimBatteryMonitor can be 70% slimmer than Apple's system meter... With SlimBatteryMonitor you'll have room for other important menu bar items.

What's new in SlimBatteryMonitor

Version 1.5:
  • 64/32 Universal binary supports 32 bit PowerPC Macs as well as 32/64 bit Intel-based Macs
  • Repairs horizontal image text display on Mac OS X 10.6 and later
  • Adds arbitrary sliders to set warning panel and colour level
  • Uses the Sparkle framework to automatically check for updates

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How would you rate SlimBatteryMonitor app?

32 Reviews of SlimBatteryMonitor

5
Taijala
04 February 2004
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

Slim Battery is truely awsome, download it if your like me and have a gazillion other menu items and not enough room already. Get it!
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5
Winco
17 May 2018
Version: 1.5
Still works for MacOS 10.12.6 Sierra. Low memory & CPU use too.
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2
stew-1
02 December 2015
Version: 1.5
I've been using this program since it first was released, but after updating to to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), it will often not display the correct status after a change in power. When I am charging it will not show it, but will show I am not plugged in, or it will show battery is 100% and not charging. Or if the plug is removed, it doesn't update and shows charge is 100% and still plugged in. Killing the program and restarting will get it to work again, until the next change.
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Migrant
22 November 2014
Version: 1.5
How about an update to at least support Yosemite Dark Mode?
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5
tfigs
29 October 2014
Version: 1.5
Still works under Yosemite. But has not been updated since 2009. Might be time to look for something else. iStat Menus 5 offers a battery icon. Trying that out.
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5
Freezer
07 December 2013
Version: 1.5
still working on mavericks! excellent little utility.
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5
sbchavel
09 July 2012
Version: 1.5
SBM has not been updated in nearly 3 years. But it still works. Saves menubar space, offers some user customization, is simple as can be, and has never caused any problems.
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5
gryphonent
30 September 2009
Version: 1.5
My favorite little app... many thanks for updating this one!
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thec13
30 September 2009
Version: 1.5
So glad to see this updated. Big thank you.
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5
Shk747
23 September 2009
Version: 1.4
perfect with 10.6.1
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5
gcoghill
29 May 2008
Version: 1.4
Perfect battery status replacement for the menubar, this is how it should be. And works great with my APC UPS/battery backup as well. About the only thing I could suggest for this app would be to have the option to use Growl for updates - switching to battery/charger, fully charged, low battery warnings. And when the battery hits low enough to go to sleep mode, the warning window could be an HUD-style window (or Growl - I can't recall if there needs to be user input). Currently I use a widget for these notifications. But as-is, still excellent.
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5
Ridogi
01 July 2007
Version: 1.4
It's great to be able to have the battery icon turn red when you're running low -- really catches the eye so you don't get caught off guard. The only thing I'd like to see in it is the ability to switch between the energy saver modes as in Apple's standard menu bar icon.
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5
Macupdate109
22 March 2007
Version: 1.4
Elegant. Light. Saves menu bar space compared to Apple's battery thing. Doesn't gobble up resources. Doesn't do anything unnecessary like graphs. Perfect.
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Freakyfink
07 April 2006
Version: 1.3
I much prefer SlimBatteryMonitor over Apple's manubar battery icon. I'd love to see a universal version of this for my MacBook Pro!
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Akrobat
01 March 2006
Version: 1.3
I was looking for something like this but seemed only to find widgets. This developer however has not followed everyone else in developing similar widgets but has made a proper replacement for the oh so ugly and space hogging apple battery icon. Well done! Keep up the good work.
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5
scott cascadden
23 November 2005
Version: 1.3
SPLENDID!!! THIS APP IS VERY COOL AND I LIKE THE POP-UP, LOW BATTERY WARNING. JOB WELL DONE, COLIN. THANX A LOT.
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4.75
Anonymous
10 November 2005
Version: 1.3
Perfect menu battery tool with enough customization to make anyone happy!
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5
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 1.3
seems to be working ok so far in tiger. Still absolutely love this little gem. the mac indicator is just so ugly.
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4.75
Anonymous
05 March 2005
Version: 1.3
This is a great little program. Keep up the good work and don't sweat being able to move it around in the menu bar.
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5
Greg Cain
04 March 2005
Version: 1.3
This is a great product. It does what apple does, but just a bit better - more flexible and more informative. And it's free. FREE! Thanks for making this product.
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 1.3
The most requested feature for SlimBatteryMonitor is the ability to command-drag the indicator in the menu bar. Users requesting this feature likely want to know why I haven't implemented it (although I should point out that there has always been an answer in the FAQ on the SlimBatteryMonitor website). The answer is that Apple has taken specific actions to prevent third-party applications like SlimBatteryMonitor from being moved. These specific actions include refusing to load them entirely. There are workarounds (and yes, I am aware of MenuMeters); these workaround require a complex installer than can install a 'cracker' program into Apple's menu bar control system to defeat the checks that Apple performs. I still hope to provide this functionality in the future, but it isn't as easy as flipping a switch... it will likely require that SBM be split into a system preference pane and a pretending-to-be-like-an-apple-menu-extra. Regards, Colin
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 1.3
It doesn't support command-dragging, how else am I supposed to change it's placement in my menu bar? Oh well, Apple's does what I need. Anyone tried hacking the icons for the apple supplied battery monitor? I'd think that replacing the images with thinner ones would achieve the same goal as this software.
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5
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 1.2
This application is a must-have for portable owners. The color-changing indicator + added informational features are worth their weight in gold. One of the best freeware programs out there.
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4.75
Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 1.2
I like this program a lot! The only feature I'd like to request would be the ability to change processor performance from the menu. That would make this app perfect.
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2.25
Sergillo
17 November 2004
Version: 1.2
I think it's not an essential app. It doesn't give any options more than system indicator. Sorry.
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4.75
Anonymous
16 November 2004
Version: 1.2
Perfect battery menu. Customizable colors, feedback, etc. You can't beat the price either.
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4.75
Killerhamster
04 March 2004
Version: 1.1
cool, would be very cool if one could move it in the menu bar like apple's thingy. well, and i'd love a german localisation (i could do that, btw..)
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4.75
Anonymous
02 March 2004
Version: 1.1
would be absolutely PERFECt if I could only drag it. please work on this for the next release! It does everything I want it to right now and it looks great, but I just can't drag it.
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4.75
Anonymous
02 March 2004
Version: 1.1
I like it a lot, better than Apple's battery monitor. It saves me quite a bit of space on my Pismo's limited menubar. Being able to change the colors depending on whether it's charging, full or running on batteries is *great*. I only gave it a 4 for features because I can't move it around like Apple's, but as I understand it, that's because Apple uses a proprietary software module to allow that. Keep up the good work!
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5
Anonymous
04 February 2004
Version: 1.0b
This is a great little app. Makes me wish for a "SlimAirportMonitor" to go alongside it!
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5
Andrew Haas
04 February 2004
Version: 1.0b
a LOT better than the standard icon, with one downside-you can't hold down command and move it to where you want on the menu bar. That was something I really wanted-to be able to put it where the other icon was. Other than that it is definately something you can't be without once you have it.
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5
Anonymous
04 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Wow. This *is* nice. Saves a lot of space (I'm on a 12" G4).
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5
Taijala
04 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Slim Battery is truely awsome, download it if your like me and have a gazillion other menu items and not enough room already. Get it!
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