iStat Menus

iStat Menus 5.3

Gives you access to detailed information about the current state of your system.

iStat Menus is a Mac program that provides you with an easy way to monitor the performance of your system. This utility gives you access to information regarding the current CPU usage, sensors temperatures, available disk memory, network connections, and many others.

When you launch the application for the first time on your Mac it will ask you to download and install additional tools which are necessary for working with iStat Menus. The task takes a small amount of time to complete and doesn't slow down your Mac in the process.

Afterwards, the program will display the system information on your Menu Bar. You can choose which type of details to be displayed on your status bar, change their order, and select the menus' skin if necessary. The application also provides you with a quick way to launch useful Mac programs, like Activity Monitor, Terminal, etc.

Each info category (network, CPU usage, etc.) has its own status bar menu which can be hidden or moved if needed. To check its details simply click the correspondent Menu Bar icon.

An important advantage is that the application uses a very small amount of CPU resources while running on your Menu Bar. It's pretty surprising if you take into consideration the fact that the program constantly updates its info and gathers plenty of details in the process.

To conclude, you should definitely give iStat Menus a try if you're looking for an efficient and simple solution for monitoring the performance of your system.

Ashley Griggs
Editor rating:

Review summary

Pros

  • Simple to handle
  • You can rearrange menu bar icons
  • Provides you with accurate details
  • Localized in various languages
  • Uses minimum CPU resources

Cons

  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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