Sloth
Sloth
3.0

5.0

Sloth free download for Mac

Sloth3.0

25 November 2020

Displays all open files in use by an app.

Overview

Sloth is a Mac application that displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system. This makes it easy to inspect which apps are using which files and sockets.

Features:
  • View all open files, directories, IP sockets, devices, unix sockets and pipes
  • View IP socket status, protocol and version
  • Filter by access mode, volume, type, location, or using regular expressions
  • Sort by name, process id, user etc.
  • View sockets and pipes established between processes
  • Inspection window with detailed macOS and Unix file/socket info
  • Powerful contextual menu for file operations
  • Authenticate to run with root privileges

Sloth is a graphical interface on top of the powerful command-line tool. The output of is parsed and shown in a searchable, filterable table view with some additional user-friendly functionality.

What's new in Sloth

Version 3.0:
  • Universal binary supporting Apple's new arm64 architecture
  • New square icon for Big Sur
  • Info Panel now shows volume name and mount point for file system items
  • New "Show Package Contents" contextual menu item for bundles
  • Various minor fixes and performance improvements
  • Now requires macOS 10.9 or later

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How would you rate Sloth app?

15 Reviews of Sloth

Wts
10 May 2018
Version: 2.4

Most helpful

MacUpdate : " Sloth is an OS X application that displays a list of all open files and sockets in use by all running applications on your system. This makes it easy to see which apps are using which files and sockets. " What am i supposed to do with that information. I have macOS High Sierra ( 10.13.4 ) and Sloth 2.4 produced pages and pages of information which tells me that my system is using too much cpu or what ?
(1)
5
Aargl
25 November 2020
Version: 3.0
This is clearly for advanced users. I've just tried it and it'll probably be useful when diagnosing a faulty app, etc.
(0)
Wts
10 May 2018
Version: 2.4
MacUpdate : " Sloth is an OS X application that displays a list of all open files and sockets in use by all running applications on your system. This makes it easy to see which apps are using which files and sockets. " What am i supposed to do with that information. I have macOS High Sierra ( 10.13.4 ) and Sloth 2.4 produced pages and pages of information which tells me that my system is using too much cpu or what ?
(1)
1
kellyjohnson87
20 February 2018
Version: 2.1
This app does not display any results on my system even after authenticating it. I run El Capitan 10.11.6. I tried several other versions, 1.6 and 1.7 and got the same results. Any ideas? I will rate it again once I get it to work.
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terryparker
14 February 2018
Version: 2.1
Nice. I like it!
(1)
5
Nontroppo
13 February 2018
Version: 2.1
This is an excellent app to to understand the open files on your system, very elegant UI...
(1)
4
Irradiated-Thomas
04 October 2017
Version: 2.0
It's a nice replacement for the now-retired WhatsOpen app. Would be nice if the app would be codesigned, so that I can tell others to use it without effort. Having to explain to them how to Launch this around GateKeeper is a pain.
(1)
4.5
traderstf
07 May 2017
Version: 1.8
Great tool like all others from Mr. Sveinbjorn Thordarson. Thanks a lot!
(2)
4
Atalantia
25 February 2016
Version: 1.6
Crashes after start on 10.9.5
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Atalantia
24 July 2009
Version: 1.4
Thanks for this update Sveinbjörn! Works great.
(1)
Robotank
30 May 2009
Version: 1.4
I had some problems with the archive I downloaded for this app. First of all, BetterZip encountered an error and couldn't extract it. Second, ArchiveUtility was able to extract the archive, but the version of the app and folder extracted showed as 1.3.1. Strangely, the contents of the archive when displayed in BetterZip before extraction showed a folder numbered 1.4. I tried redownloading in case the file had become corrupt, but I had the same issue. Anyone have any suggestions?
(0)
mathew-peterson
30 May 2009
Version: 1.4
Nice to see a GUI for this!
(1)
4.75
Junpei
27 February 2004
Version: 1.2
Very nifty utility! Though, sorting items by column doesn't seem to work.
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Anonymous
23 February 2004
Version: 1.1
What a handy little utility - thank-you! IMO, "Ferret" would have been a more appropriate name for it; though, of course, the icon... [Example: http://www.akanimalfood.com/ferret.jpg] ...wouldn't have been any prettier! *LOL*
(0)
Anonymous
22 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Surely you could have used a much more appropriate icon display... that one is just sick... meh.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Very nice, and useful. I just missed the hability to order the items clicking in the column title. A "search" function would be awesome! ;) Thanks for making it free for everyone.
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
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