Don’t let that shiny eye candy case fool your. A 21st century computer is the result of decades of incremental improvements which begot a level of sophistication and intricate complexity that Apple tries to hide from us at every turn. What’s going on inside your Mac? Apple doesn’t want us to know but there are ways to find out. Here’s one.
The Heat Is On
In the computer industry they say that ‘heat kills.’ Yes, water, too, but that’s a different issue, but spilling a drink on your Mac usually isn’t a good way to kill the heat that builds up inside). Your Mac has fans inside and TG Pro is the app that shows you all you need to know about each of those sophisticated temperature sensors Apple stuffed into your Mac.
Macs have hardware diagnostics sufficient sophisticated to confuse the average geek, yet TG Pro gives you data and controls to manage the fan speeds to help cool a heated Mac. If you like preferences, settings, and status monitors, you will love using TG Pro.
For example, TG Pro’s Preferences displays control settings for the Mac’s fans and battery, which gives you options to adjust the fan boost side, independently on the left or right side.
Settings and hardware monitoring, particularly heat sensors and fans, won’t mean much without notifications and TG Pro excels.
You can get the standard array of easily ignored Notification Center notices, but also receive email notices, especially useful while you’re away from your Mac. Triggers are easily set with a slider bar, too.
What exactly does TG Pro monitor from your Mac’s sensors?
Good golly molly the list is long, but includes all the Mac’s temperature sensors (which vary from Mac to Mac, of course), heat sink and heat pipe, even memory (more RAM in use means more heat), plus the Palm Rest Proximity temperature (something you may fee when a MacBook is working hard), each individual fan, and much more.
Finally, there’s some eye candy.
This is where TG Pro shines because in one simple graph you can see good and bad. Red equals bad. Green equals good. Each section of the Mac– CPU, Battery Disk Drive, Logic Board, Memory, and Palm Rest (for Mac notebooks)– can be accessed individually for more precise data, but the visual is telling. Red means something is hotter than it should be and shouldn’t stay that way for long. Green means a component is operating within standard and probably acceptable values.
TG Pro helps to determine if your Mac’s sensors are working as expected but the fan controls also mean you can make adjustments to cool down an overheating Mac. There are other Mac apps which monitor sensors, and even one that controls the fans (as does TG Pro) called Macs Fan Control, but TG Pro is considered by many Mac users as the premium product with a modest price tag.