Application to show Computer Usage

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

  1. sstevens macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Location:
    California
    #1
    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

    MisterKeeks

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    #2
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

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

    OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Location:
    Lucky Country
    #3
    Try MenuMeters, it's free and does everything you have noted.

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

    xShane

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    #4
    I use Activity Monitor and smcFanControl.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #5
    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.
     

Share This Page