Editors' reviewHow much disk space or battery power do you have left? You can pull up these and other Mac OS X statistics with this simple system-monitoring utility. iPulse monitors and graphically represents the internal functions of your machine through an attractive, colorful gauge that you can move, hide, resize, or even add a skin to for a custom look. It can display CPU activity, network traffic, and memory usage through a single window on the desktop or in the Dock. We used iPulse as a floating window on the desktop and liked its compact and elegant interface, although we found that it takes some time to truly understand the different color meanings and to gauge segments. The program is fully configurable, letting you track only the elements you choose. For the Mac user who wants to know what his or her computer is doing at all times, this little utility can be a fun and useful tool.
iPulse is an application that graphically displays the inner workings of Mac OS X. Its user interface displays a multitude of information on the desktop or in the Dock. The entire UI is completely configurable so you can turn off gauges you don't want, leaving only what you're interested in for easy viewing. iPulse gauges CPU activity (single and dual), system load, network activity, memory activity and usage, disk usage, and the current time and date.
Version 2.1.9 adds support for reading temperature from SMC on the latest Intel Macs.
What's new in this version:
Added support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).