Add stats to No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter

Mac Format - - RATED | MAC APPS - £1.49 De­vel­oper Lukasz Kulis, OS OS X 10.10 or later Re­quires 64-bit pro­ces­sor Christ­mas 2014

Monity is a wid­get for No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter, de­signed to pro­vide at-aglance sys­tem stats: up­time and pro­cesses; mem­ory us­age; net­work con­nec­tiv­ity and speed; bat­tery sta­tuses; and how full con­nected drives are.

There’s way less in­for­ma­tion here than in iS­tat Menus, but Monity has the ad­van­tage of not con­sum­ing sys­tem re­sources when out of sight, as wid­gets are only ac­tive when No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter is open.

Still, it’s all a bit ‘ver­sion one’. Text is spindly on non-Retina dis­plays, there are no fan stats, and disk stats are lack­ing – on our test Macs, only some drives were dis­played, and only a bar for each was shown, not us­age in terms of GB. The wid­get also took a few at­tempts to get work­ing, although it was sta­ble once up and run­ning.

It does its job fairly well, is fine for the price, and of­fers more de­tail (if less glance­able clar­ity) than ri­val iS­tat Mini, but it’s not even close to iS­tat Menus. Craig Gran­nell

Per­fectly fine for at-a-glance stats, but if you need de­tail, you’ll want to stick with iS­tat Menus.

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