System Monitor
System Monitor
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System Monitor free download for Mac

System Monitor for Mac4.4

22 June 2021

Activity monitor from the maker of TinkerTool.

What is System Monitor for Mac

System Monitor is an application for the menu bar of OS X, designed to inform you unobtrusively about the activity of your computer. You can retrieve up-to-date technical data any time, like process load, main memory consumption, storage space, disk activity, communication on network interfaces, etc. By positioning the app in the menu bar, minimum screen real estate is wasted. The program monitors your system continuously and is readily available when you need it.

If desired, System Monitor can also simulate the flickering activity lights of hard drives or network sockets in the menu bar. This is possible either in color or, perfectly integrated into the design of OS X, in inconspicuous black-and-white. PC switchers who miss this feature on Mac computers can easily retrofit this function with System Monitor.

What's new in System Monitor

Version 4.4:
  • Added preliminary support for future versions of macOS.
  • The position of the information window when switching between application modes has been optimized to better support small screens.
  • Adds a workaround for failures of legacy drivers for third-party network interfaces that could prevent them to be usable for the network activity indicators in System Monitor.
  • Adds a new workaround for rare issues where macOS could quit the application due to file management problems if any of the "top 5 processes" features was enabled by the user.

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Aapple
Aapple
Dec 11 2020
3.2
0.0
Dec 11 2020
0.0
Version: 3.2
MacUpdate says needs 10.11.0, actually it needs macOS 11 (Big Sur) or greater. Their web page says that 'maybe' the Apple store will download an earlier version for earlier versions of MacOS. Perhaps, MacUpdate should fix their 'App Requirements'
ocean442
ocean442
Nov 6 2019
2.6
4.0
Nov 6 2019
4.0
Version: 2.6
Nice tool for a nice price.
Léoren
Léoren
Mar 25 2018
2.3
5.0
Mar 25 2018
5.0
Version: 2.3
Been using this app since 2014, it's pretty stable and always delivers its promises. It would be cool to be able to see which 5 apps are using the network bandwidth though.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jul 17 2016
1.6
0.0
Jul 17 2016
0.0
Version: 1.6
Oh damn, why did it take so long for the update? Now I've already bought iStatMenus. But if System Monitor is only half as good & stable as Tinker Tool System and Tinker Tool, both of which I highly recommend, then this app will be worth a lot more than $4.99. :)
Wts
Wts
Oct 9 2014
1.42
0.0
Oct 9 2014
0.0
Version: 1.42
I also gave it a spin however it is menu bar hog with all the statistics it puts up. Now that i see all the info in my menu bar what do i do about it and so what? It seems to me that i can get the same info by launching activity monitor which eats up no menu bar space. If i were to spend the 5 bucks to buy this app i would like to see some icon for this System Monitor in the menu bar with a drop down menu to select the processes that this application is monitoring. However, my basic question is, so what ? I have used Macs for more then twenty years and never worried about all those processes that System Monitor monitors. If my Mac burns up so what just use apple care to replace it. So right now I am going to use app delete to trash this programme unless it has a built in uninstaller.
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
May 13 2013
1.30
0.0
May 13 2013
0.0
Version: 1.30
I gave it a spin. It's quite complete, though I haven't enough room in my menu bar for all the items it monitors. The biggest problem I have with it, though, is the Lion/Mountain Lion style grayscale interface. That is to say, it's double ugly. That's a deal breaker for me. Until they have decent color options, I won't even consider buying it. I use a hack to restore color and custom icons to the Finder window sidebar in Lion. And I currently use MenuMeters to monitor system functions in the menu bar. It uses color and takes up relatively little room in the menu bar compared to System Monitor. Color enhances usability. Just because Apple decided to ignore this basic fact is no excuse for developers to do the same.
OsloX
OsloX
May 4 2012
1.21
3.5
May 4 2012
3.5
Version: 1.21
Its not bad but I still prefer iStat Menus. System Monitor uses about 0.5% up to 10% when idling. iStat Menus only about 0.5%. If the dev can fix the high cpu usage I would certainly take another look at it. ATM .. promising but not good enough.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Feb 14 2012
1.2
0.0
Feb 14 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2
This app seems promising alternative to iStat Menus. I would like to see:      • an option to configure the font sizes      • an option to view the fan exhaust on the menubar      • an option view the infos on the right side of the menubar Please add these to the update list! Looking forward to future releases.
liang-case
liang-case
Feb 13 2012
1.2
4.0
Feb 13 2012
4.0
Version: 1.2
Just purchase this app from App Store. First four stars for its lower CPU consuming (less than 0.5% most of time) than other simliar apps. It has a concise drop-down menu for us to read. One point for this. But I have to say that its Preference Setting Interface is awfully ugly... Another important feature seems missing in this version… It looks like the app couldn't detect the Fan speed, Temperature, and the Battery Life.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Feb 13 2012
1.2
0.0
Feb 13 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2
@developer: Could we have a little deeper understanding as to what the advantages of this over iStat Menus may be?
lacwbo
lacwbo
Apr 20 2011
1.1
0.0
Apr 20 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1
In most cases and in this case, if you go to the developer's site you can get a trial download.
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Apr 20 2011
1.1
0.0
Apr 20 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1
Well since MacUpdate didn't like my other comment, let me try again. No demo = no sale. I can't review System Monitor, I can't rate it, I can't do anything but gamble 5 bucks and hope I like it. There's no demo anywhere… not on the developer's site, not on the Mac App Store. Is THAT comment ok???
lacwbo
lacwbo
Mar 19 2011
1.0
0.0
Mar 19 2011
0.0
Version: 1.0
I guess since the App Store has come along, we are supposed to assume that we are going to like the app. Gone are the free trial periods.
Skapplin
Skapplin
Mar 18 2011
1.0
3.0
Mar 18 2011
3.0
Version: 1.0
A nice try but far behind iStat Menus, but then it's 1/3 the price of iStat Menus. Clutters the menubar too much, lacks color, cannot reposition an item in the menubar, no configurable clock. Marcel generally makes high quality utilities, but this one lacks appearance and configuration features when compared to iStat Menus or even MenuMeters (for pure simplicity.) I cannot criticize stability as I used it for a short period of of time. Not long enough to fully determine how stable it is. But while using it I observed no problems.
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  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
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