SlimBatteryMonitor
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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
What's New
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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SlimBatteryMonitor User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote

+1

Freezer reviewed on 07 Dec 2013
still working on mavericks! excellent little utility.
[Version 1.5]


burypromote

+27

Sbchavel reviewed on 09 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 1.5]


burypromote

+269

Gryphonent reviewed on 30 Sep 2009
My favorite little app... many thanks for updating this one!
[Version 1.5]


burypromote

+18
Thec13 commented on 30 Sep 2009
So glad to see this updated. Big thank you.
[Version 1.5]


burypromote

-17

Shk747 reviewed on 23 Sep 2009
perfect with 10.6.1
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+166

gcoghill reviewed on 29 May 2008
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.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+15

Ridogi reviewed on 30 Jun 2007
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.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+4

macupdate109 reviewed on 22 Mar 2007
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.
[Version 1.4]


burypromote
FreakyFink commented on 07 Apr 2006
I much prefer SlimBatteryMonitor over Apple's manubar battery icon. I'd love to see a universal version of this for my MacBook Pro!
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+19
akrobat commented on 01 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 1.3]


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+3

TheFleetingMind rated on 06 May 2013

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:18,073
Version Downloads:5,790
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:30 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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