iStat Alternative for Mavericks?

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  1. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    I know this question has been asked before, but is there a good iStat (free) alternative out there for Mavericks? Right now, MenuMeters is not supported on Mavericks. Thx
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    MenuMeters. I've been using MenuMeters since day one of Mavericks, it works just fine.
     
  3. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh thanks! My bad, I got it to work. I didn't know I had to go to System Preferences to get it up and running.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So what's wrong with paying for good software?
     
  5. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Not to hijack this thread, but how do you all like iStat menus? I tried it years and years ago but really didn't like UI, but I think it's gotten a lot better. Complaint tempted to try it out but I've got a 10+ year loyalty to MenuMeters going here. ;)

    P.S. 500th post yay!
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't think the UI has changed much over the years. Pretty much the same color schemes and designs. If you didn't like it before, I don't think you'll like it now.

    PS: Congrats! Now add that avatar!
     
  7. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that I have MenuMeters up and running, I like the iStat interface considerably better. If I weren't so straitened, I would have bought iStats -- I probably still will.
     
  8. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Just tried iStat Menus for the first time in years and wow! I think I might switch from MenuMeters.
     
  9. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! Got one! I think MR's avatars are hardest to acquire of any forum I've ever used, kind of cool that way.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That's good to hear. Perhaps since I've been using it the whole time I didn't notice any changes.

    Anyways I quite enjoy using it and to me it's worth it. Good information.
     
  11. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    I thought such apps are a waste of time. Not?
     
  12. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    As in...? I mean many people won't have a need for them. For me it's ingrained after using them for years. It's how I know if my download is going fast, the speed of a file copy with my NAS box, computer uptime, how much CPU power an app is using, get my local IP etc., all of those I can see at a glance and I use all the time and I'm sure I'll find more I can't live without now that I'm using iStat Menus. If I don't have one installed I still keep looking at the menubar for them and it drives me crazy.
     
  13. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

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    if you can get your hands on the older version stat pro its a much nicer widget than the new stat nano and its free, true, you won't see it on your menu bar but it's all right there in the dashboard.. :D
     
  14. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    So what about MenuMeters and problems with Mavericks? Some people say it has problems... Is it true?
     
  15. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Did the dashboard app vanish completely or is it now part of iStat menus?

    $16 seems a tad expensive to me... feels more like a 2.99-4.99 app. Although I don't know what the "menu" part can do, so maybe that's worth it?

    I think I once tried to read out the temperature information from OSX (i.e. using the API), turned out to be quite difficult ;)
     
  16. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    In the current version, the menu bar version provides a lot of information, customization, and even the ability to pile items in a "combined" item to save some screen real estate. I recently switched from the (now-discontinued) widget version and really enjoy it.

    It might seem a bit overpriced, but it seems to be well-supported, resource-friendly, and will waste a good hour or so of your time trying to configure it just the way you like.
     

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