That means I’m not too much on eye candy, and prefer elegant utilities that just do the job– no fuss, no mess. So, why the eye candy in the Menubar? It’s not like the Menubar is overly crowded with one-trick pony utilities, right (sarcasm)?
As my trusty but not dusty MacBook begins to age, the battery doesn’t last quite as long, so I’ve been using some utilities to help keep CPU usage to a minimum so the battery juice stays fresher longer. Enter StatsBar, a useful piece of kit that seems more eye candy than utility but actually does both very well.
It’s very simple to use StatusBar. Click the Menubar icon.
StatusBar monitors your Mac’s CPU usage, RAM usage, disk storage space, the amount of network and bandwidth used, and, for MacBooks, battery power.
There’s a built-in tool to free up used RAM (which helps conserve battery power). And the app screen can be anchored and locked for easy viewing.
Truly, it’s just a matter of a quick glance to see how the Mac is performing, and another click to free RAM to improve performance.
I’m not much for eye candy utilities, but this one I like because it adds just the features I need, and nothing more, and it’s all available with a glance.
What would make it better would be a mini-graphic, or a quick visual dashboard that doesn’t take up quite so much screen real estate (always in short supply on a MacBook).