How much do you know about your Mac’s system? Click on the Apple logo in the Menubar, select About This Mac, and you’re a click or two away from getting everything you ever really didn’t need to know but might.
Or, to save time, you could add System Stamp to your Mac and have much of the Mac’s system information stamped onto the Desktop wallpaper. Doesn’t that sound like an easier way to view your Mac’s system details? I know, I’m stretching. But work with me on this.
A Road Less Traveled
Here at Mac360 we’ve used the phrase, ‘The road less traveled is often less traveled for reason’ to imply that just because something can be done in software doesn’t mean it should be done.
System Stamp leans in that direction. All it does is stamp system details onto a photo or background image which is used as the Desktop wallpaper. What kind of stamp? Version of OS X, username, RAM, Mac model number, type of CPU, the Mac’s name, and so on.
Ostensibly, Mac developers may need to view such system information, so having it visible on the Desktop might save some time, but I doubt if anyone put a stopwatch to the workflow, or counted the clicks to see whether the default system information is more or less accessible.
After all, your Mac’s Desktop wallpaper likely is obscured by plenty of open apps, right? So, at best you’re a click or two away from viewing the Mac’s system information; roughly the same as clicking the Apple logo in the Menubar. Besides, shouldn’t a Mac developer already know the system details?