Application to show Computer Usage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sstevens, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. sstevens macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Is there a preferred app in the mac community for displaying ram/cpu/hd usage and possible temps for everything? I've seen some users with screenshots of their desktops that have the usage/temp bars displayed in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Any info would help. Thanks!
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    The best one comes standard with every Mac- Activity Monitor, located in the Utilities folder in applications. What you see in the toolbar are apps like iStat Menus, Temperature Monitor, and/or Menumeters.

    In the attached image, the temps come from temperature monitor, the other graphs are menumeters.

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  3. OLDCODGER, Mar 7, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013

    OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2011
    Lucky Country
    Try MenuMeters, it's free and does everything you have noted.

    EDIT: MisterKeeks has it right.
  4. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    I use Activity Monitor and smcFanControl.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your temps, fan speeds, etc. A forum member has posted a copy of iStat Pro that has been "tweaked" to enhance compatibility with Mountain Lion. You can download it here.

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