iStat nano for Mac

iStat nano for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    4,014
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2007
  • File Size:
    820.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC

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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Download THIS"

August 26, 2007  |  By Andrew D

 |  Version: iStat nano 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It sounds from the other comments that the widget has had growing pains, but I am VERY pleased with iStat. It's one of those rare times I needed something and immediately found an app that hit the sweet spot. Most widgets are not worth more than the paper they're printed on.

I use iStat to troubleshoot issues like overheating and runaway processes, and to give users some insight into how the computer works (it's friendlier than Terminal or Activity Monitor or the BIG iStat). My experience has been that I can get the info I want very quickly without thinking about it much, which to me suggests it has a good UI. I hope it doesn't go the way of bloat - more features is great BUT a lousy UI makes a Mac into a PC.

The data overload in the app IS becoming a problem, and it will be interesting to see how the developer handles it without I hope producing a kludgey mess. Please resist handling it by offering 6,000 preference option to wade through! A consistent interface is good.

Nice job, good price, more widgets ought to be like this!

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4 stars

"not so much"

October 28, 2006  |  By c_j_taylor

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
typically this is not a bad widget, but this version is less than impressive. as mentioned by others, the process window is screwed up, the fan option - while a nice idea - doesn't work, and the temperature feature has never worked on my macbook.
get the impression we're heading in th wrong direction here?

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5 stars

"A Well-Built Little Widget"

October 27, 2006  |  By Justin Norman

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A well-packaged set of tools for viewing a nice load of information about what your computer is currently doing. I mainly use it to see how much of my CPU certain programs are eating up, but it also displays other information on memory, disks, networks and more.

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5 stars

"Possibly My Favorite Widget"

June 01, 2006  |  By miketall

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
While I absolutely love the "iStat Pro" widget, this one is even better. I have a 12" PoweBook G4, and when I'm not plugged in to my big screen, real estate is critical. The "iStat Nano" gives just the right size widget for my purposes. I'd love to see the "fan" option that iStat Pro has, but that part hasn't been working for me anyway.

Another great widget.

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4 stars

"Good product"

May 04, 2006  |  By scott929

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.45

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Great offering. The best widget I have found for computer monitoring. Temp. Sensor doesn't work on my G3 ibook (700MHZ 16VRAM 10.4.6).

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5 stars

"Needs a little better accuracy"

March 06, 2006  |  By nickzman

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The opinions of iStat and Activity Monitor differ greatly in a few categories. For example, iStat appears to be under-reporting the size of the VM swap space, and iStat only shows the CPUs at maximum 2/3 usage when Activity Monitor says they're in full use. I think I trust Activity Monitor more, but still, it's not a bad widget.

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5 stars

"Nice, Clean & Compact!"

February 20, 2006  |  By JD_1

 |  Version: iStat nano 1.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Very well done.

All the info is presented in a neat and compact fashion.

With more & more widgets taking up my Dashboard desktop real estate, this one will free up this valuable resource by eliminating the space used by Apple's SysStat!

Great widget!

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5 stars

"Very handy little tool. Has replaced two others..."

February 08, 2006  |  By kaydeebian_dotmac

 |  Version: SysStat nano 1.3

Summary

...already.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a very handy little tool indeed. It does exactly what it claims to do, and does it well.

The information is presented in a clean, easy-to-read manner, and is certainly comprehensive (yet due to the clear way in which it is presented, there's no danger of information overload).

I've managed to get rid of two other widgets since getting this, because it covers everything each of them did, and more.

The widget presents the information in groups, plus has an overview tab which shows the most pertinent information. A nice and discreet way of keeping an eye on your system's performance, which can help to spot potential issues early on.

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5 stars

"Now this is it!"

January 16, 2006  |  By MacManux

 |  Version: SysStat nano 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Yeah, guys,

you did a great job! Already used your SysStat Widget, but this one is by far better, since it only displays the summary information in a very readable format, whilst still roviding details - a lot more details than the non-nano version - on demand, means: only when you need it.

I love this new concept!

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5 stars

"Now this is it!"

January 16, 2006  |  By MacManux

 |  Version: SysStat nano 1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Yeah, guys,

you did a great job! Already used your SysStat Widget, but this one is by far better, since it only displays the summary information in a very readable format, whilst still roviding details - a lot more details than the non-nano version - on demand, means: only when you need it.

I love this new concept!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
  • Improved temperature and fan support on both PPC and Intel based systems
  • Various bug fixes
General
Publisher iSlayer
Publisher web site http://www.islayer.net
Release Date October 21, 2007
Date Added October 21, 2007
Version 2.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Download Information
    File Size 820.31KB
    File Name istat_nano_2.2.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,014
    Downloads Last Week 11
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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