MenuMeters for Mac

MenuMeters for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 137 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.7
File Size:
1.03MB
Date Added:
May 06, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
30,404
Downloads Last Week:
100
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MenuMeters is a free, open-source, small-footprint set of menubar tools for monitoring CPU, disk, memory, and network usage. You set up MenuMeters in a system preference pane, adding any or all of the four meters that you want to appear in your menubar. The CPU meter displays load information along with options for graphs; the disk meter show activity on local disks, with space usage on a drop-down menu; the memory meter shows RAM usage with an optional paging activity indicator; and the network meter provides multiple options for displaying and scaling activity. MenuMeters has a long, stable history and a happy user base across multiple Mac OS releases, but it does use an undocumented Apple API--so interaction with other apps may cause unexpected behavior under unusual circumstances. Fortunately, as a preference pane, MenuMeters is also very easy to uninstall.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.8

    out of 137 votes

    • 5 star: 116
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Cnet download failed."

    May 16, 2014   |   By hfdratch

    Version: MenuMeters 1.7

    Pros

    I've been using MenuMeters for years without problems. When I get 1.7 to download I have no doubt it will work as well as all the previous versions.

    Cons

    I will have to go to the developers website for this new version.

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  • 5 stars

    "System info displayed real-time in menu bar."

    September 14, 2013   |   By Mid_Man

    Version: MenuMeters 1.6.1

    Pros

    Easy installation, setup, enabling, and disabling.

    Information is displayed real-time. No waiting for Activity Monitor to appear during system slow-downs.

    Cons

    Only very minor issue of cluttering the menu bar.

    Summary

    Simple. Easy to use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Shows usage without excessive footprint"

    April 28, 2013   |   By khflottorp

    Version: MenuMeters 1.6

    Pros

    Shows summary - also network usage. Does what it claims to do.

    Cons

    ... Please: It is small and simple and can be made a monster and gorgeous with fancy graphs, numerous features, bangs and whistles with tons of CPU consumption - but his is simple, light.

    Summary

    Should be standard with all MacOS laptops - shows what's going on. Keep it this way.

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  • 5 stars

    "Indispensable"

    February 17, 2013   |   By Steve Davidson

    Version: MenuMeters 1.6

    Pros

    At a glance, shows me exactly what the computer is doing (memory, drives, network, and CPU -- in whatever order you specify).
    Mouse-down on a one of its menus, and you get more detailed info, and controls
    Additional configuration options available from System Preferences

    Cons

    There are no Cons.

    Summary

    This is the first thing that I install on a new computer. The author ably fills a hole left by Apple. The only wish-list item I would have for it is a "Check for Updates" option. However because this is such stable software, there have been very few updates needed.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent !"

    December 02, 2012   |   By sbc-support

    Version: MenuMeters 1.6

    Pros

    Lightweight, easy to configure. Works as advertised.

    Cons

    Minor: The options with quantitative throughput display can be difficult to read on hi-res. monitor settings.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well with a small footprint"

    November 25, 2011   |   By Steve Davidson

    Version: MenuMeters 1.5

    Pros

    Quick-glance summary of what is happening, and by mousing down on the menu items, you get all the detail you could want.

    Cons

    None. Well, maybe one: I wish it had an auto- or alert-on- update feature. It's a small issue which I don't feel counts against this outstanding product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Menu Meters works as it always has: perfectly."

    July 17, 2011   |   By hfdratch

    Version: MenuMeters 1.5

    Pros

    Includes the system monitors most needed in user-chosen formats & colors which sit (as colorfully as you wish) in the menu-bar and in System Preferences.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    This app reminds me of driving at night in a car with plenty of gauges. Instead of hoping all is well under the hood; there are those comforting numbers, arrows & icons letting you in on what is going on behind the scenes. I've been using MenuMeters since my 1st computer, a G3 iBook. It still works fine on that and on my MacBook Pro both of which could use replacing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great way to keep track of processor and disk activity."

    July 16, 2011   |   By mikego61

    Version: MenuMeters 1.5

    Pros

    Instant ability to watch processor activity and disk i/o in the menubar. It is also a quick way to find your current IP number and connection method.

    Cons

    Can't think of any

    Summary

    This is a very useful menubar app which provides lots of useful information in a very small space. I have used and recommended it to many people for a number of years.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic utility."

    July 16, 2011   |   By IcIcIg

    Version: MenuMeters 1.5

    Pros

    Small, is a control panel, very customisable. Display in Menu keeps you informed as to what is happening and any potential bottleneck. A really fantastic utility. Kept up to date and reliable.

    Cons

    Haven't found andy and can't think of any.

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  • 2 stars

    "good application"

    March 19, 2011   |   By dilip10

    Version: MenuMeters 1.4

    Pros

    best for windows

    Cons

    but some software don't work

    Summary

    zip,rar files are broken?????????

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