So, it pays to keep an eye on what’s going on inside. You can spend a bit of money for some eye candy monitoring capability, or spend little money and see what you need to see which a simple click to the Mac’s Menubar.
Stats To Know And Love
If your Mac’s statistics are important to you, and they should be, then you’ll appreciate the elegant simplicity of StatsBar, an inexpensive system monitor for the Mac.
Guess where StatsBar lives? Yep. It’s a Menubar app that delivers plenty of useful statistics and monitoring capability with a click.
What kind of statistics does it monitor? All the basics that you’ll also get in Activity Monitor app (inside Applications > Utilities) but easier to view, and with some handy settings.
The usual system culprits are easily visible with a click. That includes CPU usage, RAM usage, Disk storage usage, network and device bandwidth usage, and, for MacBook owners, battery power.
But there’s even more going on inside StatsBar which makes it a good value for the nominal price tag.
StatsBar settings are easily customized and include keyboard hotkeys, hide window, opacity adjustments, interval updates, but it can also be used to free up used RAM from applications you’re not using.
The one-click status displays CPU stats, including uptime, free memory, disk usage (and the amount free), and more– with a click. There are other system monitoring apps that do more, and are sweeter with the eye candy, but they cost more, too. StatsBar sits between the free Activity Monitor and others; low price, handy with a click.
It would be a bargain if it did temperature monitoring, too.