Mac Pick: iStat Menus 5

iStat Menus 5

Rene Ritchie's pick on MacBreak Weekly 414 is the recently released iStat Menus 5 from Bjango. iStat Menu has been around for years and is an advanced system monitor accessible from the Mac's menubar. It contains information about your computer's CPU, GPU, memory usage, network activity, disk usage, and even temperatures inside the Mac.

Version 5 brings a whole new design that adheres to the design language of OS X Yosemite. iStat Menus 5 includes many features found only in Yosemite and Mavericks, such as what apps are using significant energy, support for the new compressed memory, memory pressure, and Yosemite's "dark mode." There are also better per-app stats, so you can see what apps are using more network and system resources.

iStat Menus also improves your system's clock with much more time information. It shows you the current time in several different time zones, the sunrise and sunset times, and more. It even will show you upcoming events from your calendar. iStat Menus costs $16 for a single license, or $24 for a family pack. If you currently are using iStat Menus 3 or 4, you can upgrade for just $9.99 for a single license and $14.99 for the family pack.

- Read the full article about the iStat Menus 5 update (iMore.com)
- Learn more about iStat Menus by Bjango (Official Website)

To hear more about iStat Menus 5, check out MacBreak Weekly episode 414.