I am working on a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard.

The battery level indicator has the option to show Time or Percentage remaining. I would like to show both.

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Is there a way to enable this? or Can you recommend an app that will do it?

  • I've been searching for weeks for a horizontal battery menulet that is coloured coded. Please, someone make one? I have SlimBatteryMonitor, but there is no adequate horizontal option. Thanks.
    – user53792
    Jul 23, 2013 at 16:05

2 Answers 2


iStat Menu

offers to display both percentage and Time. http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/

When running SL, you could get the old free version. However, it does not contain the battery menulet: http://mac.brothersoft.com/istat-menus-2.0.html

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In 2024 the best option IMO is "Energiza - Battery Monitor" (free app in the AppStore).

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