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30 November 2019

Monitor your system right from the menubar.

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rafabass05
18 January 2020
Version: 6.40

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muy buena esta aplicacion, es la mejor en cuestion de informacion para nuestras macbook pro...
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5
Weaztek
27 August 2020
Version: 6.40
Super nice app for the advanced user. Personally, I just use 2 menus; sensors (to watch the overall temp) and GPU to watch my eGPU temp and CPU processes.
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actfoole
31 May 2020
Version: 6.40
The dollar signs, when your free trial runs out, say it all about this company Bjango. App works the best in class, so you will buy every version. No upgrade price, just buy it again. DON'T buy the multi-license, it will never work on more than one machine with ONE OS. Pity the greed...
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5
rafabass05
18 January 2020
Version: 6.40
muy buena esta aplicacion, es la mejor en cuestion de informacion para nuestras macbook pro...
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5
mikeabdoll
25 February 2019
Version: 6.31
I had tried other monitors.I gave them 2 stars.This one really did a good job, and I gave 5 stars.
This software turned on my fan that was not working.Other softwares could not.Thanks
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4
TVieceli
04 December 2018
Version: 6.30
Handy app for quick monitoring of my system.
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5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 November 2018
Version: 6.30
The addition of spacers is a nice touch. They are subtle but effective.
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vincent-oudin
03 September 2018
Version: 6.20
Pas mal du tout en plus il est possible de contrôler les ventilateurs !
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5
Cheltenham
29 August 2018
Version: 6.20
really convenient software !!
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Leesa
14 August 2018
Version: 6.20
One of the New Features is Weather Info. It's advertised as part of the Package here, but my understanding is you Pay Extra for it.
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5
cameronclark
14 August 2018
Version: 6.20
Have benign using for years, excellent, no problems ever.
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5
june8
23 July 2018
Version: 6.20
Best monitor utility.
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Fhall1
21 July 2018
Version: 6.20
I have it set to check and automatically install updates, but I'm still at 6.11 - it's not seeing 6.2 as an update.
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0.5
unrealdeal
21 July 2018
Version: 6.20
iStat Menus 6.2 completely breaks S.M.A.R.T. support in macOS (10.13.5 and 10.13.6) on Macs with non-NVMe drives. After iStat Menus 6.2 installation Apple Disk Utility shows "S.M.A.R.T. status: Not supported". After iStat Menus 6.2 uninstallation - Apple Disk Utility shows "S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified".
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Pypo
20 July 2018
Version: 6.20
Problem with V6.20 when using DiskWarrior with macOS 10.11.6 & 10.12.6 on Mac Pro 2008 & 2013
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drebaboe
20 July 2018
Version: 6.20
With OS 10.13.6 and iStat Menus 6.11 or 6.20 SMART status was not supported (see Apple Disk Utility).
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5
LeMerlot
21 May 2018
Version: 6.11
iStat Menus is just a MUST have app for me – installed on every Mac I work with since years!
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5
robfol
28 April 2018
Version: 6.11
An incredibly useful app that lets me customise the menu bar with info I want, in that way I want. Plus a much better choice of clock, power etc formats than Apple gives you. Been using it for years and could not recommend more highly.
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4.5
Eric•Woehler
27 April 2018
Version: 6.11
Long-time user (I suspect v2.1 or about there). HIGHLY recommended - excellent suite of monitoring options, I use as replacement for Apple's date/time, memory and battery level display sin menu bar; also monitoring network traffic etc etc. Well worth the investment in my opinion - I use it on my MB Pro and Mini and never had any issues with it - does what it says it will do.
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5
june8
11 March 2018
Version: 6.10
Best!
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5
Rikyman
04 March 2018
Version: 6.10
The best…
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5
Rikyman
04 March 2018
Version: 6.10
The best stats monitor I have ever used, very recommended.
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Eric•Woehler
01 March 2018
Version: 6.10
Just installed 6.1. A tad worried that the update installed "some components" without asking for admin or user password - hope nothing nasty went onto my machine...
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Shk747
01 March 2018
Version: 6.10
magic, just auto-updated ;-)
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Derekcurrie
01 March 2018
Version: 6.10
Seeing as version 5.3.2 ended on a buggy note, with its daemon frequently CRASHING, I'm concerned about bothering to upgrade to version 6. If the bugs in 5.3.2 have been fixed, I'd be buying the upgrade. But at this point, I've uninstalled iStat Menus, don't miss it, don't care. [I'm on a 2014 MBP and MOS 10.12.6, 16 GB RAM].
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wboweng10
27 February 2018
Version: 6.00
This is a killer utility for displaying all sorts of status information about your Mac and comes in very handy sometimes. I confess I don't always have it turned on, but occasionally need to checkout network activity, temperature and fan status, confirm IP address, check drive/volume usage, etc., etc., etc. Big help when I need it. Developers are quick to update it to keep it current with changes to the macOS and hardware lines.
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iguan2001
01 February 2018
Version: 6.00
This kind of software is very useful to me. But Istat Menus has very few updates, has a lot of bugs and lacks of optimisation is obvious. It used to be good, but it became expensive the developpers are very lazy for the money asked....each year ! I advise MENUBARS STATS which is good, cheaper update and less greedy in term of ressources.
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0.5
mladen-1
02 January 2018
Version: 6.00
This is dangerous and bad software. After the trial period has ended I deleted the app. However It pops up in the status bar in 5 instances and can't be force killed. I can't get it off my mac. Don't install this!!!
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Thuring
30 December 2017
Version: 6.00
A very nice app. However, for my iMac Pro with 10.13.2, iStat does not show in the menu any activity for the GPU. Can't blame it .. a lot of apps seem to be having difficulty with the new OS.
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iguan2001
25 December 2017
Version: 6.00
Hello, I stat Menus is a very useful software for years. This 6th version has a big memory leak on High Sierra, it would be nice to launch an update (6.0 since septembre....) !
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Donclamat
13 October 2017
Version: 6.00
I do not understand why I need to upgrade, I want to stay in the previous version but not possible !!! says my SN is not valid even if I paid it !!!!
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Wafa-Kamel-vuvy
30 September 2017
Version: 6.00
I upgraded from version 5 to version 6.0 but it seems it stills buggy as there no icon Shows in the menu but it creates an empty space on the menu where you can click to access iStat menu bar. I contacted the developers who requested some more information which I promptly provided and since then I never heard from them any more and the problem stills persist. I am running iStat Manus on a MacBook Pro with High Sierra
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Gary30
27 September 2017
Version: 6.00
So, version 6 requires macOS High Sierra. Got it. But does version 5 work under High Sierra? This is a question left dangling on Bjango's website as best I can determine. To be candid, I am near the end of my interest in this app. I still like it, but much of what was said in Scott whatshisname's review is also applicable to me, and I suspect, other users at this point in macOS history.
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Jlock
27 September 2017
Version: 6.00
I really like this app and when they said that they added weather integration I was interested to see how well they would implement it and they knocked it out of the park! Version 6 is the best yet and is for sure worth trying out.
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MichaelHaeusler
26 September 2017
Version: 6.00
I'm still on an old MacBook Pro, running El Capitan, but iStat Menus version 6 is dope compared to version 5. They seem to have done a lot under the hood; maybe it just has to do with reduced OS compatibility (10.11+), but it feels fast, snappy.
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cig0
20 September 2017
Version: 5.32
Great app indeed.

However I recently switched to FIPLAB's StatsCenter mainly because it runs as a Notifications sidebar widget so instead consuming CPU cycles all the time to update stats and constantly show stuff, it only shows the metrics (cute graphics included) when I need to see them.
The information shown isn't as thorough as the one presented by iStat Menus but it covers all my needs. If I need more in-depth metrics I just switch to the terminal and run $ top -S -u
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Dan-D
02 August 2017
Version: 5.32
Version 5.32 is neither available via app update nor the developers website. It is not even listed in the apps version history. Was anybody able to install this current version actually or has it been pulled already by the developer for some unknown reason?
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Shk747
02 August 2017
Version: 5.32
@istat devs: what goes on, why is here at macupdate the 5.32 version earlier online than on the payed istat on the mac's ?!
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Localboy56
01 August 2017
Version: 5.32
I was wondering why my iStat 5.3.1 didn't notify me of an update. According to Bjango's website, which I checked just now, the latest version is still 5.3.1 so 5.3.2 may have been pulled.
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Bleech-Jef
01 August 2017
Version: 5.32
Good tool to keep an eye on your systems stats. Except .. it uses a lot of CPU resources when doing nothing. That's not good imo
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Fced
27 July 2017
Version: 5.31
Very useful, I use it since menu meters stopped to be compatible with Snow Leopard, but iStat Menus have more functionalities. A must have ..
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Zukan
23 April 2017
Version: 5.31
Beautiful system monitor app, has every thing you would ever want to monitor your computer, appealing for the eyes and well optimised. As someone who deals with a lot of bandwidth going through the mainboard, this tool is invaluable to me as I can track any bottlenecks that are occurring on my system with ease. Works perfectly with non-Apple hardware too, currently measuring on a hackintosh system. Only one issue, I wish the menus would stay when I click outside of them. I need to measure bandwidth as it goes from one place to the next during playback of large videofiles and the dropdown menus keep disappearing whenever you click outside of them, please include an option to make them STAY up. This is one thing XRG has an advantage over iStat Menus, you can set it to float on top of all other windows regardless of what you are doing, the monitor and the graphs will always remain visible as long as you need it to. I wish iStat Menus had this option too!
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4.5
nered
07 April 2017
Version: 5.31
Seems to be really good app monitoring everything on my Mac. It is worth 18 dollars. Nice. Really nice.
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rockangel
05 January 2017
Version: 5.31
Awesome application. It is worth your attention.
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Endymion0000
10 November 2016
Version: 5.30
istatmenusdaemon appears to have a memory leak or something. Over time it gets to using over 2 GB of memory. Luckily I can just quit it in Activity Monitor where it comes back using only 14 MB. I'm using 5.3. Don't recall this issue with previous versions.
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GeogProf
07 November 2016
Version: 5.30
Menubar icon ordering, which was broken in macOS 10.12, seems to have been fixed in v. 5.30! Love this app.
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Rondfranks
06 November 2016
Version: 5.30
Thanks for fixing the menu bar icon order in Sierra after restarting. You guys are awesome!
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GeogProf
26 September 2016
Version: 5.20
In Sierra (macOS 10.2), the ability to put menubar icons in the order you like no longer functions in iStat Menus 5.20.
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cameronclark
19 September 2016
Version: 5.20
Can't live with out this one, have been using for about 8 years now.
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0.5
Wts
25 August 2016
Version: 5.20
it eats up to much apple menu bar space and it checks a lot of nothing a waste of money
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vale-mac
24 August 2016
Version: 5.20
Since latest update (5.20) application doesn't recognize anymore switching between GPUs (integrated and discrete) on Macbook Pro. Plus sometimes it hangs.
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