System Monitor is an application for the menu bar of your Mac, designed to inform you unobtrusively about the activity of your computer. You can retrieve up-to-date technical data any time, like process load, CPU temperature, main memory consumption, storage space, disk activity, communication on network interfaces, etc. By positioning the app in the menu bar, as least screen real estate as possible will be wasted. The program monitors your system continuously and is readily available when you need it.
You can easily configure the App to automatically stay in the menu bar of your user account. No “login item” is required, so there are no annoying windows or Dock icons when you log in.
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 the operating system— in inconspicuous black-and-white. PC switchers who miss this feature on Macintosh computers can easily retrofit this function with System Monitor.
Fixed a possible layout problem in the network menu when monitoring an interface with only IPv6 but no IPv4 addresses.
For version 1.6x:
- Added full support for the latest and upcoming operating systems.
- To comply with the latest guidelines, there is now full support for IPv6.
- Fixed an optical problem where horizontal labels and one-line numeric values where not perfectly aligned in the menu bar.
- Added a workaround for an issue where the operating system could unexpectantly shut down the menu bar display when it encountered internal resource problems if any of the features to display the 5 topmost processes was enabled.