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I would like to monitor cpu/mem usage realtime with charts in MacOSX system tray (menu bar). Is there any utility that provide such functionality?

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Take a look into menumeters, the description sounds like just what you're after. – sarnold Mar 12 '11 at 9:41

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MenuMeters is popular among the Mac users I know.

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Thank you! That is exact what I need – Anonymous Mar 12 '11 at 10:14
Since I may come across people here who may have used MenuMeters, I would like to ask whether it is stable in terms of memory leaks and crashes. – ayaz Mar 13 '11 at 5:28
@ayaz - You should ask this as it's own question – cdeszaq Nov 25 '12 at 19:57
Doesn't work with El Capitan. – Restuta Oct 16 at 20:19
@ayaz: never had a crash on Yosemite ever.. unfortunately it doesn't work on the new El Captain, due to Apple's code signature restrictions. – Henrique de Sousa Oct 24 at 0:43

iStat Menus is an app by Mac / iOS developers Bjango, but it's not free ($16).

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I recommend SystemPal which is available on Mac App Store.

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The iPulse program has been doing this since 2002.

It is recently updated for the Mac App Store and El Capitan and also works on older OS.

It's menu centric, dock centric and/or HUD style visualizations so you can choose exactly what and how you monitor the system performance.

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I recommend app called CheckMyMac

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Please read the FAQ, especially and – patrix Apr 25 at 12:30

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