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iStat pro for Mac

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While some statistics on computer performance may be found easily, gathering and compiling them in one place isn't an option. With iStat Pro for Mac, you can view a simple widget with all your system performance information in one place.

Available as freeware with no restrictions, iStat Pro for Mac installs quickly and launches itself in the widget menu automatically. The program has limited support and options related to readout and measurement standards, but these limitations are not unexpected because of its stated purpose. The basic interface shows data for CPU usage, available memory, device and processor temperature, and cooling fan operations, as well as battery status and other information. You also have the option to monitor the computer from your mobile device. There are additional options to directly view the computer activity monitor, allowing you to close programs taking up CPU usage and memory. The range of temperature readings, which can be displayed in Celsius, Kelvin, or Fahrenheit, includes different areas of the system: enclosure bays, the hard drive, and heat sinks. The network statistics are also useful and provide easy-to-read information on upload and download speeds and connection information.

While it may be cluttered for some people, the iStat Pro for Mac widget contains useful performance data, especially for a free program.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    4.8 stars

    out of 6 votes

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

    "Great utility & easy fix for Processes in Mountain Lion"

    April 15, 2013  |   By GBCanyons

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Pros

    Great quick snapshot of Mac OS. Shows, Computer temp, fan speed, battery health, disk info, network info, CPU & Memory info.

    I personally love to use it when I hear my fans kick up. I use it to show offending processes taking CPU and memory so I can kill them.

    Cons

    Processes are not shown by default with Mountain Lion which is a bug the developer will not be fixing.

    However, a fix can be found at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1407448

    It's easy to fix iStat Pro processes for Mountain Lion

    Change "PID|$1" to "PID| $1" (Add space before $ sign) in the Tall.js and Wide.js files. Then remove and read add the iStat Pro Widget.

    (see above link for full steps, as review has limited space requirements)

    Summary

    Great Utility and easy fix for Processes with Mac Mountain Lion OS

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  • 5.0 stars

    "from the name its a pro look and amazing,"

    January 23, 2012  |   By simo_awesome

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Pros

    really great easy to use ,, nd u don't need a lot of looking just a glance nd u would know whats going on on ur mac.. awesome

    Cons

    one thing only i want it to be bigger or an option to control the size of the interface . thats all,, other than that its what i was looking for i will never look for any other program. I'm all set..

    Summary

    HUGE THANK YOU FOR WHOM EVER WORKED SO HARD TO GIVE US THIS AMAZING FREE APP..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Combines several other sourceware products"

    June 15, 2011  |   By jaycee123

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Pros

    Can see ealth of computer at a glance

    Cons

    After a week, can't find any!

    Summary

    Covers everything from memory usage to individual fan speeds. Indispensible.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great addition to the dashboard for system status"

    February 27, 2011  |   By DesignTheory

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Pros

    Processor, memory, fan, bluetooth mouse battery, wifi, and more stats all in an easy to customize console

    Cons

    You really can't have any complaints for free, and after a week of use I don't have any criticisms.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect!!!"

    December 31, 2010  |   By socksfirst

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Pros

    It has all the specs you care about in one attractive and easy-to-read interface.

    Cons

    None that I've seen so far.

    Summary

    I highly recommend this widget. If you check your Mac's stats and you use Dashboard, this is the widget for you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's got my vote"

    January 16, 2010  |   By Ras-x

    Version: iStat pro 4.92

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Every upgrade makes it sleeker and more efficient. This baby works and works well. It isn't resource hungry (which a good widget shouldn't be), yet gives a good range of read-outs. There is some documentation/info on the web site - but really it is very intuitive.

    Very impressed by the consistent upgrades and all for free. I love the look of the interface and the range of screens you can throw up to interrogate your machine is splendid. For anyone who has not used it, download and try. Although the developer says it's only rated up to 10.5, I am running it on 10.6.2 without any hassles at all -on both a 21.5" 3.06Ghz iMac, as well as a 15" 2.53GHz Macbook Pro. I love it when a good widget comes together.

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