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.
Unfortunately this tool looks very nice but the shown data which are totally crap
Thanks for the comment. I tested right along side of iStat and was getting the same from both.
I use a bluetooth keyboard, mouse and trackpad with my Mac Mini. Monty only shows battery levels for the keyboard and mouse and neither value matches the figure I see in System Preferences 🙁
Thats weird. I’m using an Apple Trackpad and Keyboard and it’s showing up. Are you using a third party keyboard and if so what brand is it?
I’m having no luck on getting “widget” installed. I tried restart on my iMac. Monity does not show up on System Preferences – Notifications. I’m using latest Mac OS.
Once you have installed and oped the app, go to the Today view and scroll down to where you see Edit. The window will open up and click on the green Plus to add it to your today view.
Are the results accurate ? i just got my mac mini and installed the app, i use it as a downloader so it is always on and it shows 39C in CPU and 28(!!!!)C in hard disk. extremely low. thoughts ?
Yes they are accurate. So far it’s been a great. If you get worried about your machine running hot you can always install smcFanControl http://www.eidac.de
I use it when my Mac starts to get hot.
Thank you for the confirmation. really neat and simple app
Glad we were able to help.