CPU LED
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LED light in your menu bar to indicate CPU activity.   Free
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CPU LED is for you if you ever wonder how stressed your CPU is? Sometimes, opening a complex activity monitor while your computer is heavily loaded is too late (or too much). Sometimes all you need to know is that your CPU is working hard.

CPU LED is a very lightweight unobtrusive app that adds a LED in your status bar indicating your CPU activity (coded as light, medium or hard). You can have only one light for all your processors or one per core (your choice). You can also choose the status icon appearance so it blends nicely with your status bar style.

In order to
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Now the four status icons are used to display CPU load.
  • Hide status icon for disabled CPU cores.
  • Fixed crash when loading a custom icon set for CPU status.
  • DiskLED addon: fixed some external devices didn't disappear when unmounted if "Ignore devices that doesn't contain any media inserted" is enabled.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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CPU LED User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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DirkTheMenace reviewed on 06 Nov 2011
Funny, this tool uses about 2% CPU load on my Macbook Pro 15.
[Version 1.3]

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bbw7 replied on 11 May 2012
Uses 0.2% of CPU and 10.4 MB of Ram about on my MBP running OS 10.6.8. But it did just alert me to the fact that another program was using an anomalous amount of CPU -- like 100% and 2.5 times the normal RAM, so I am now quite pleased that I installed it.
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Winco reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
Excellent FREE app. Great work. Does the job.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Charles Pickrell reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
This is easy to use and is back on the Mac App store so you can download it. There are loads of icon styles to choose from. The only concern is that there are only 3 levels of CPU activity: green yellow and red. It would be helpful if the way the tool would show gray for low activity since there is already a gray in the range of the sample icons. So I have to have quite a lot of CPU activity to see a change. Now I have a MacBook Air with an i& so the CPUs don't really work that hard anyway.

Enough complaining. The app is dead easy to use, is visually configurable. It is also lightweight and doesn't use any noticeable CPU cycles.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Charles Pickrell replied on 06 Nov 2011
With 1.3 you now have 4 levels of CPU activity. Much more logical. No issues with it yet, and I get lots of positive comments from coworkers when they see it.
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Wts commented on 11 Sep 2011
???Not available for download from the App Store.???
[Version 1.2]


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The Mac Doc commented on 10 Sep 2011
Could not download on a Snow Leopard machine. The App Store claims this requires Lion.
[Version 1.2]


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1111 commented on 04 Aug 2011
:D yeah 9Mb is very lightweight versus menumeters(880Kb) and with lots of more monitors..
[Version 1.0]


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Charles Pickrell rated on 06 Nov 2011

[Version 1.3]



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Jason_Milles_76 rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Lookky rated on 04 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:3,358
Version Downloads:1,553
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:06 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CPU LED is for you if you ever wonder how stressed your CPU is? Sometimes, opening a complex activity monitor while your computer is heavily loaded is too late (or too much). Sometimes all you need to know is that your CPU is working hard.

CPU LED is a very lightweight unobtrusive app that adds a LED in your status bar indicating your CPU activity (coded as light, medium or hard). You can have only one light for all your processors or one per core (your choice). You can also choose the status icon appearance so it blends nicely with your status bar style.

In order to know what is going on with your computer at a glance, CPU LED is the perfect companion for Disk LED!

See it for yourself.


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