System Monitor
System Monitor
2.8

4.5

System Monitor free download for Mac

System Monitor2.8

13 May 2020

Activity monitor from the maker of TinkerTool.

Overview

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 2.8:
  • Fixes a problem caused by specific third-party drives that provide excessively long serial numbers with more than 80 digits. Monitoring such disk drives could cause typographic problems in the status displays so that readings could become unreadable.
  • When displaying detail settings for Notification Center, System Preferences will now use a valid icon to present the menu-bar part of System Monitor.
  • Network drivers for third-party interfaces that don't provide valid live statistics will now be correctly filtered out from the System Activity monitor item.
  • The App will now accept that users can customize the application icon via the Finder.

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13 Reviews of System Monitor

4
ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 2.6

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Nice tool for a nice price.
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4
ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 2.6
Nice tool for a nice price.
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5
Léoren
25 March 2018
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.
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MichaelHaeusler
17 July 2016
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. :)
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Wts
09 October 2014
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.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
13 May 2013
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.
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3.5
OsloX
04 May 2012
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.
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wickedsp1d3r
14 February 2012
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.
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4
liang-case
13 February 2012
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.
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ylluminate
13 February 2012
Version: 1.2
@developer: Could we have a little deeper understanding as to what the advantages of this over iStat Menus may be?
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lacwbo
20 April 2011
Version: 1.1
In most cases and in this case, if you go to the developer's site you can get a trial download.
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Just-Annutha-Dewd
20 April 2011
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???
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lacwbo
19 March 2011
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.
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3
Skapplin
18 March 2011
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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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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