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iStat Menus 2

September 3, 2009 2 comments

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It appears many software developers were caught out by the early release of Snow Leopard, and unfortunately one of the apps that hadn’t been updated was the excellent iStat Menus from iSlayer. It’s a system monitoring package that puts info in your menu bar for cpu, memory, network and hard drive usage, as well as temperatures and a highly configurable date/time.

Much has been written on the Snow Leopard problems the previous version of iStat Menus caused, but iSlayer has done a quick  job of getting version 2 out. The System Preferences panel has been overhauled and the options are even more flexible than before.  Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know what their Mac is doing.

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Istat menus updated to 1.3

June 15, 2008 Leave a comment

The rather excellent iStat menus by iSlayer was recently updated to version 1.3, and it’s well worth a try if you haven’t already got it running. It’s a menubar information display that shows a range of details including CPU, memory, drives, network, temperatures, bluetooth and date/time.

The screenshot above (from the iSlayer product page) gives you a good idea of what to expect. There’s some nice improvements in the new version, and the top five processes for CPU and memory utilisation are now displaying correctly on my Macbook and hackintosh. The only issue I have is that the temperature and fans/power displays don’t work on my hackintosh, but that’s to be expected since its not official Apple hardware.

Not only is this an excellent and useful piece of software, it’s also freeware, so there’s no excuse to to try it.

Get iStat Menus at iSlayer.com