Many users (especially those who only recently moved from Windows to Mac) continue to monitor OS resources out of habit.
“Where did all the RAM go again?”, “Why does the processor heat up so much?”, “It seems to me, or has the hard drive started to work slower?” Are some of the most frequent questions from users of the Redmond company system.
Not surprisingly, having joined the macOS, people want to continue to monitor the OS, to see how precious computer resources are being spent. And to implement a similar idea on a Mac is extremely simple.
Of course, you can look into the regular application “Activity Monitor”, but it is much more convenient to install useful widgets for the Notification Center. macOS developers have not added standard ones, so let’s go searching Mac App Store.
The Monit widget is a modest but ambitious “Notification Center” widget for monitoring your computer. Monit adds several charts to the “Notification Center” with statistics on processor activity, memory usage, drive performance, network activity and battery information. One call panel from the right edge of the screen – and before you all the basic statistics. For more detailed statistics, you can click on each of the icons, which will reveal additional information on a specific resource. Simple, functional and convenient.
The second widget, called Fanny, as you might have guessed, shows information about the cooler. It must have a fan speed and a temperature processor – which is sometimes necessary for owners of laptops, especially under high loads (games, video rendering, etc.). Apple and some desktop owners may be helpful.
These applications can easily settle in the “Notification Center” and significantly save time when you need to track a certain system indicator. I opted for the Monitor and Fanny, as the most vivid and easy to use.
Both widgets perfectly complement each other and display all the basic statistics on the work of the Mac. The minimalistic interface and ease of use without a lot of unnecessary settings make them almost indispensable helpers for those who want to know more about the resources used by the computer.
However, it should be noted that both widgets are informational only, so with their help, for example, you cannot complete the processes or identify the malicious “eaters of the RAM” in more detail.