Keep Track of your System statistics with Monity.
One of the neatest new features of OS X Yosemite is Today view within Notification Center. It is where all the new functionality of Notification Center lives. Today is meant to give users a glimpse into what is going on today with live updating widgets. Apple provides nine basic widgets such has Reminders and Weather. Developers have been working tirelessly to provide new widgets that can add to your live-updating Today tab. Once such widget is Monity.
Monity is an advanced system monitoring widget. It allows you to monitor your system’s components and their statistics with ease. OS X has a built-in Activity Monitor that does the same type of work as Monity, but it’s not as easy to view your stats as it is with Monity. Over the past I’ve had the chance to try out Monity on my MacBook Pro. With Monity I can keep track of how much RAM my machine is using, how full my hard drive is, what my network is doing, and how my system is handling tasks. Some of the other features include:
- System monitoring – uptime, processes, load average
- Memory management – wired, active, inactive, free memory
- Network activity – active connection, external WAN IP, internal LAN IP, incoming and outgoing traffic
- Battery usage – current charge with time left, origin capacity of battery, load cycles, battery state of Bluetooth accessories
Using Monity is easy to use and install. Once you have installed it from the Mac App Store you will see the window that says, “Thank you for using Monity.” Below it is the instructions on how to set-up the app in Notification Center. Simply swipe open Notification Center and then, at the bottom, click edit and select Monity. That’s it. Your app is now running ready to track your system at a swipe of the fingers.
I’ve been very impressed with the functionality of Monity and its ease of use. Monty has more monitoring details then it’s competition.
During the course of my review period, I noticed that there were some reviews popping up in the App Store – many were negative. Upon further investigation of these reviews, I discovered that I had experienced a similar problem. Many people were stating that the widget simply did not work for them or that they experienced a black screen. I, too, had this experience at first, but I found that a simple system restart cured the problem.
For more information, visit www.lukaszkulis.de for support and contact information. Monity retails for $1.99 in the App Store.