MiniUsage
MiniUsage 2.0.0
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MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook.

While the application is running, this information can be referred via AppleScript.

Note from the developer:
This software is "Donation-ware". If you want to continue using it, please make a small donation to help the efforts for the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. (For example American Red Cross) It
What's New
Version 2.0.0:
  • Added graph view function.
  • Changed application requirement to OS X 10.7.5 or later.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.5 or later



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MiniUsage User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Wickedsp1d3r commented on 02 Apr 2014
After using it a bit more longer, I noticed that Console is full of "SMC::smcReadKeyAction" errors. When I quit the app, the errors stop coming. This can't be a good thing.
[Version 2.0.0]


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Wickedsp1d3r commented on 31 Mar 2014
The app crashes when trying to show graph of CPU usage (latest version). Where I can send crash reports? Can't find any contact information on the developer's website.
[Version 2.0.0]


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+19
Hurrikenux commented on 22 Feb 2012
Excellent little utility, my only request would to be able to set the default display stat to be total memory usage as one of the options. Another minor item would be displaying the private/public IP within the network items. If these are already there and I missed them, that is even better.
[Version 1.5.0]


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Nicksloan reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
I like this little app a lot. Compared to other ways of keeping tabs on processor info, such as Activity Monitor, Peek-a-Boo or one of the menubar multi-meters, it is wonderfully streamlined, with all of the eye-candy stripped out. It also enables you to reveal processes in Finder and quit/force quit them from the menu. And it's free.
[Version 1.4.0]


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Macnerd1984 commented on 23 Jul 2011
Anyone know what the icon that looks like a control knob is in the screen shot of the menu bar? Looks interesting!
[Version 1.4.0]

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Nicksloan replied on 14 Sep 2011
Task3, by the same dev.
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Peterpan23 commented on 17 May 2011
MiniUsage use the app "top" (/usr/bin) and this little fellow eats 10% CPU on my MacBook Pro Core2Duo with 10.6.7. A bit to much for my opinion!!! CPU usage drops down to 5% with 2-sec updating the values instead of the default 1 sec. Anybody out there who can confirm this ?
[Version 1.3.0]

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Mark Bamberg replied on 16 Oct 2012
It apparently runs top underneath, so its probably comparable to just running that in a shell. You probably can set it to 5 second updates when using it as a menu bar item
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Alessandro82 reviewed on 15 May 2011
very useful app but the font for the cpu usage is terrible also i would choose it over menu meters if it could display memory usage cpu disk read n write alltoghether
[Version 1.3.0]


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Ean commented on 14 May 2011
Reports my Mac as having eight cores. If this actually doubled the cores, I'd give it a twenty-star rating.
[Version 1.3.0]

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Mark Bamberg replied on 16 Oct 2012
I see that too; where is it getting the numbers from. I don't see a top option (i.e. man top) to show cores, so I love to know
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Mark Bamberg replied on 16 Oct 2012
Okay; I think I understand. The 8 cores on an i7 comes from the Hyper-Threading feature of Intel processors. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading. The shell command:

sysctl hw.ncpu

Actually reports 8 cores. Cool! Now I wonder if allocation of core to virtual machines refers to actual cores or simulated cores.
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Radizgo reviewed on 19 Feb 2011
Love it! Simple, easy, fast and it's a screen saver !
[Version 1.2.1]


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Robotank commented on 04 Apr 2010
I like it. I'm a long-time iStat Menus user, but my menu bar is getting so crowded that MiniUsage's compact display method appeals to me right now, even if it's not quite as convenient as iStat Menus.
[Version 1.20]


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Ponti had trouble on 23 Jul 2011
v1.4 download won't launch for me.
I'm running OS 10.5.8.
There doesn't appear to be a contact email address at the developer's website.
[Version 1.4.0]



alexnosov rated on 09 Sep 2011

[Version 1.4.0]



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Screentom rated on 23 Jul 2011

[Version 1.4.0]


Downloads:20,013
Version Downloads:1,024
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:29 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MiniUsage displays various data like CPU usage, amount of network flow, battery status and process names which uses much CPU time in a menubar. It takes little space and can display various data, so it's suitable for notebook.

While the application is running, this information can be referred via AppleScript.

Note from the developer:
This software is "Donation-ware". If you want to continue using it, please make a small donation to help the efforts for the Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. (For example American Red Cross) It doesn't imply any donation to me.

Please note that the author takes no responsibility for any damage caused by the use of this software.


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