The Dock is simple and straightforward, somewhat customizable, easily hidden out of sight to save screen space, and, with apologies to Walmart Vineyards, like a good carton of wine– it gets better with age. Here’s a way to get system stats from the Dock.
Goodbye, Menubar Mess
Trading one evil for another evil is still keeping evil around. In this case, the evil is the Mac’s cluttered Menubar, home to too many utilities crammed into too little space.
Stater is an elegant Mac utility that serves a single purpose– monitors the system– CPU, RAM, and Storage– from an icon in the Dock.
Click on Stater in the Dock and get a popup window with more details.
One click gets you details about the Mac’s CPU, top processes, memory usage, and storage. Or, all of them together.
Stater comes with six color skins just in case you get bored staring at the same Dock icon all the time (though they’re all in crayon pastel).
Use the keyboard shortcut to magnify Stater’s Dock icon if automatic Dock magnification is turned off. If a specific app starts using too much of the CPU’s juice, the app’s icon appears in the Stater multi-core view.
Stater is simple to setup and use, and far less expensive than iStat Menus which does much more.