One of our favorite Yosemite utilities in OS X is the Notification Center which now allows for widgets like the Calendar, or Stocks, or PCalc, and others. Wouldn’t it be cool to get system statistics into the Notification Center? You can. It’s cheap.
iStat Menus Little Bro
If the Menubar on your Mac is already overcrowded, iStat Menus might push it over the edge. So, why not populate Notification Center with a little eye candy.
Allow me to introduce iStat Mini for OS X Yosemite’s Notification Center. Think of it as iStat Menus’ little brother with a littler price tag.
One click gets you a quick Notification Center view of your Mac’s CPU, RAM usage, SSD or disk usage, and network activity.
Click Yosemite’s Notification Center in the Menubar and out slides a little visual status update of how your Mac is behaving at the moment.
What I like about the Notification Center in Yosemite is the new option for little utility widgets, and that’s exactly what iStat Mini is. It doesn’t crowd its way into an already overcrowded Menubar.
It crowds up the Notification Center. But it’s less of a crowd.
Unlike iStat Menus, iStat Mini is limited to just a quick visual reflection of the CPU’s usage, RAM usage, SSD or disk usage, and incoming and outgoing network activity.
Nicely done, inexpensive, and colorful. Think of it as a Notification Center version of the popular and free MenuMeters.