StatusMonitors provides a desktop display of the status of your computer system as well as the status of other computers on the local network. The application includes a client for displaying the status information, a preference pane plugin for System Preferences, and a service to share status information with other computers. The client monitors volume/folder/file usage, memory usage, network load and processor usage. The service provides information about memory usage, network load and processor usage to networked computers. The appearance of the client, the monitors to be displayed, and service sharing are controlled from the preference pane.