Command-line tools like “top” make it difficult to see CPU usage across multi-process applications (like Apache and Chrome), spikes over time, and memory usage. Vtop is a free and open-source activity monitor for the command line. It’s written in node.js and can be easily extended.
How to install
If you haven’t already got Node.js, then download that first, then run:
sudo npm install -g vtop
This is pretty simple too.
It is quite a cool application to have in our tool chest.
You-Get is a tiny command-line utility to download media contents (videos, audios, images) from the Web. Download videos / audios from popular websites such as YouTube, Youku, Niconico, and a bunch more. (See the full list of supported sites).
Install it using pip or brew for Mac:
pip3 install you-get
brew install you-get
Simple Usage to download file from youtube:
Try it out I am sure you will love it. It has been a live saver for me.
CoconutBattery 3 is best battery status reading app.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery quality in your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac, iPhone and iPad including:
Age of your devices and their batteries
How often the battery was charged
Your battery health
and much more…
You are also able to save the current health information, so you can see the changes of your battery over time.
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Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it’s transmitted over the internet.
It is available for Mac, PC, Linux and Android. Head to https://syncthing.net/downloads/ to download your free copy today.
Falcon is a free, open-source SQL editor with inline data visualization. It currently supports connecting to RedShift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, Impala, MS SQL, Oracle, SQLite and more. It is a easy to use editor with built in graphs check out I am sure you will love it.
Download Falcon for Mac OS
Download Falcon for Windows
Download Falcon for Linux
For more Visit https://github.com/plotly/falcon.
OS X is responsible for memory management (unloading RAM and disk cache contents), and proper memory management is crucial in ensuring your machine is running smoothly. OS X does a quite decent job of memory management, but it’s not perfect.
Sometimes the RAM and disk caches are not emptied properly, even though they were supposed to (like when you quit a running program), and this can lead to issues. To remedy this, you can force your Mac to clear out the RAM and disk caches without rebooting, which can be very useful if you want to give your system performance a “boost” without restarting.
To free this space and make available more memory for the system, you can use a simple command in your Terminal. After opening it, type “sudo purge” to remove all the unused files from the RAM. It will ask you the administrator password to run this command, enter it when the prompt asks for the insertion. Thats it, you will feel the your MAC is as new as a reboot.
Day by day, your MacBook will store some information in the system cache such as system logs or big file cache for a faster startup, but in the long term, they become useless and only take space in the hard drive. To free some space in memory, you can access the folder that contains all these files and delete them:
Enter in the Finder
You can quickly access the folder pressing the Command + Shift + G combination and copy/pasting the path.
This will help you free up lot of space by deleting junk.
Dozer is a simple application that lets you hide menu bar icons that you may not need all the time. The program has the ability to keep a few icons visible while hiding the unnecessary ones. Once you have hidden your menu bar apps, only the tiny dot icon will be visible. However, you can reveal the hidden icons easily, with just one click on the desired icon.
You can download it from https://github.com/Mortennn/Dozer/releases/tag/v4.0.0
Note: Key combination to move menu items are Command + Drag (using mouse).
MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for Mac OS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking for. Most were windows that sat in a corner or on the desktop, which are inevitably obscured by document windows on a PowerBook’s small screen. Those monitors which used the menubar mostly used the NSStatusItem API, which has the annoying tendency to totally reorder my menubar on every login.
The MenuMeters monitors are true SystemUIServer plugins (also known as Menu Extras). This means they can be reordered using command-drag and remember their positions in the menubar across logins and restarts.
MenuMeters is open source freeware released under the GNU General Public License version 2.
You can download it from https://member.ipmu.jp/yuji.tachikawa/MenuMetersElCapitan/
One of the big questions in the mac community is that should I upgrade to mac os 11 Big Sur? The biggest fear was about the current status of Mac os Catalina which has many issues and bugs.
So what made me jump for the beta was a basic problem I was facing. As we all are using more and more things on the web, the most important app for any of us now is the browser.
So what got me interested was the promise of the better battery life and claim of 50% faster website load times by using the safari browser available with Big Sur.
So I took the risk and upgraded to a beta version of Big Sur. And I am glad to inform you that it works right out of the box. The new look and feel are debatable, but I don’t mind the new look. The best part is it is snappy and it has converted my old mac 2017 to a new mac. There are hardly any bugs and the system is stable and fast. Safari browser has also not disappointed me. It is fast and optimizes to take less processing power and battery power. I am happy that I took the risk and really enjoying the new OS and if you can you should upgrade it too. Let me know your suggestions
in the comment section below.