Peek-a-Boo ST
Peek-a-Boo ST
2.9.3

5.0

Peek-a-Boo ST free download for Mac

Peek-a-Boo ST2.9.3

14 July 2014

System process viewer.

Overview

Peek-a-Boo ST is a utility to monitor and manage processes, has been described by one long-time user as "the utility I didn't realize I needed, until I'd used it."

Peek-a-Boo focuses on two things: clarity and flexibility. From the moment you first launch Peek-a-Boo, it will be clear what is happening with processes on your Mac.

Use Peek-a-Boo to twirl into process-comprehension nirvana.

Peek-a-Boo is the only utility of its kind to show process information for all types of processes: Classic applications, Darwin processes, and OS X native applications.

What's new in Peek-a-Boo ST

Version 2.9.3:
  • Stability fixes
  • Improved Process List sorting

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How would you rate Peek-a-Boo ST app?

11 Reviews of Peek-a-Boo ST

5
tvalleau
10 February 2010
Version: 2.8.3

Most helpful

What?!! All those comments and no stars ratings? Pish-tosh, I say! I've been using this for years now, and I love it. And the Process Throb window is not to be "Pish-Toshed" away: read the description of what it is doing, and you'll see that you can gain valuable insights with it. The Process information window is great, and it shows associated files along with it. To those who say "..yeah, but... activity monitor" I'm bot to respond "text edit... yeah but Word." If you're into the internals of what's-happening-now, I can't think of a better app. and therefore: 5 stars... finally! :-)
(5)
Widber
14 January 2014
Version: 2.9.2
Very nice program but the "Process Throb"-Window is not optimized for retina and display a mess. Please update this feature!
(0)
5
tvalleau
10 February 2010
Version: 2.8.3
What?!! All those comments and no stars ratings? Pish-tosh, I say! I've been using this for years now, and I love it. And the Process Throb window is not to be "Pish-Toshed" away: read the description of what it is doing, and you'll see that you can gain valuable insights with it. The Process information window is great, and it shows associated files along with it. To those who say "..yeah, but... activity monitor" I'm bot to respond "text edit... yeah but Word." If you're into the internals of what's-happening-now, I can't think of a better app. and therefore: 5 stars... finally! :-)
(5)
bsoplinger
07 July 2008
Version: 2.7.6
Its nice I guess to see a picture/graphical representation of CPU usage. Personally I like the combo of Memory Cell for individual program info and iStat menus for overall info (although MenuMeters would work for this also). These sit on the menu bar which is where I like info to be, accessible at any time without needing to find a program window.
(0)
Richard-Hallas
30 May 2008
Version: 2.7.5
It's a very nice utility, but why the change of icon? I really liked the old one, derived from the Mac OS 'face' logo, and it made it clear what the utility was for. The new icon is awful, though! Not only does it convey a lot less (the Mac OS connection has been lost), but I dislike the blue-green colour scheme and the face on the top looks like an evil Halloween pumpkin. Ugh! Has Apple kicked up a fuss about adapting the Mac OS face for use here? If not, I'd like to see the old icon brought back, as it was miles better than the ugly new monstrosity. I see no reason for the change, and it's certainly not an improvement in any obvious way.
(3)
Lee123
10 October 2007
Version: 2.6.9
This seems to be a very useful app. Already in the first five minutes of use i have compared the memory usage of launchbar, butler and quicksilver. Very nice and should be used by all developers.
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Darylf2
18 June 2007
Version: 2.6.5
Peek-a-Boo 2.6.5 doesn't work at all for me... I run it and it just beachballs... This is on a Mac Pro 3.0GHz Quad Xeon with 4GB RAM running Mac OS X 10.4.9.
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Clarkwoodsoftware
23 April 2007
Version: 2.6.2
Ishan, a note from the developer... Sorry to hear about the overzealous nagging you're seeing. For a full description of the nagging issue with some suggestions, see: http://clarkwood.com/articles/harsh_business_realities/#naggingproblems My first suggestion would be to verify that you're using Peek-a-Boo 2.6 or later by checking the "About Peek-a-Boo" menu item. (If you accidentally run an older version of Peek-a-Boo, you may see the overzealous nagging that you've described.) These occasional reports of overzealous nagging are a thorn in our side, because we've had trouble reproducing the problem. If you see it again could you drop us a note at: http://www.clarkwood.com/contact/ Thanks!
(3)
ishan-1
05 April 2007
Version: 2.6.2
This is a rather attractive alternative to Process Viewer, but...the constant "PAY" in 192 point type which completely obscures the window is simply put, obnoxious. And to make matters worse, their web page feedback mechanism is broken. Would it be that much to ask to have an unrestricted 14-day trial period before the application has to be purchased to be used? Why alienate potential customers with nag messages which destroy the entire flow of a well-crafted interface? $20 is not a lot of money, but I'm not spending it on an app which I can't even use for a minute or two without being interrupted by a nag screen which obscures the data that I need to use while working on software. Ishan Bhattacharya, MD
(4)
Tuishimi
11 November 2006
Version: 2.5.5
This reminds me (at least in appearance) of the ProcessController application on BeOS. Does it run in the menubar, out of the way until you need it?
(0)
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 2.2.1
*shrug* it's nothing you can't see or do in terminal pretty easily.
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UmarOMC
27 June 2004
Version: 2.0.1
How's this really differ (in functionality) over Apple's Process Viewer?
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$19.95

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

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