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MenuMeters vs. iStatMenus
Authored by: ajlevine on May 12, '08 02:00:32PM

I'm surprised everyone uses MenuMeters vs. iStatMenus. I find iStatMenus more useful and better looking. Am I missing something?



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MenuMeters vs. iStatMenus
Authored by: spicyj on May 12, '08 02:33:39PM

I use iStatMenus; it seems to work great for me.



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MenuMeters vs. iStatMenus
Authored by: CarlRJ on May 13, '08 11:03:41AM
I've used MenuMeters on occasion, but never heard of iStat Menus -- I initially thought everyone meant "plain" iStat, which is uninteresting (to me) because I never have that much unused screen space, but iStat Menus looks kinda cool, and is here: iStat Menus.

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MenuMeters renders details better, shows disk activity
Authored by: kkL on May 23, '08 03:41:31PM

iStat can't show disk activity in menu icon, you have to click it to get graph. MenuMeters' aqua diodes are very nice and as good as floppy diodes on Amiga :)

iStat's CPU graph is wrapped in a border and has 2-pixel padding on top and bottom. That's pretty wasteful for such tiny graph. MenuMeters uses entire available space.

Memory Pie Chart has rendering glitch – a bit on the left is cropped (my OCD can't stand this)

iStat beats MenuMeters in quality of dropdowns and has temperature and RPM meters, but for me these aren't more important than disk activity and icon rendering.



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