A graph­i­cal sys­tem mon­i­tor and re­sources op­ti­miser. FREE | BIT.LY/LUD_STACER

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Sys­tem mon­i­tor­ing is an essen­tial task for any user. Although you’ll find sev­eral sys­tem mon­i­tors in distri­bu­tion repos­i­to­ries, Stacer of­fers the added ben­e­fit of an at­trac­tive user in­ter­face that’s in­tu­itive to nav­i­gate. Be­sides mon­i­tor­ing, you can also use it to op­ti­mise and fine-tune sev­eral as­pects of your in­stal­la­tion — like Bleach­bit, but with a nicer in­ter­face.

Stacer has a PPA repos­i­tory for Ubuntu and also hosts pre­com­piled RPM and DEB files in ad­di­tion to an Ap­pI­mage for other dis­tri­bu­tions. The app’s dash­board displays in­for­ma­tion about the sys­tem and has di­als to de­pict the ac­tiv­ity lev­els of the pro­ces­sor, mem­ory and disk, along with bars for down­load and up­load speeds. You can also con­fig­ure the app to alert you in case the read­ings on any of the di­als ex­ceeds a de­fined level. Use the icons on the left to switch to the dif­fer­ent com­po­nents (or ar­eas) of the app. You can add and dis­able startup apps and con­trol other in­stalled ser­vices. The app also helps you free up disk space by re­mov­ing un­wanted files from par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tions, such as the Trash and pack­age caches. In the same vein, it can also dis­play a list of all in­stalled apps and en­ables you to unin­stall any of them.

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