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System Monitoring Utility designed for Mac.
xScan has been specifically designed to help you monitor the behavior and health of your Mac in a simple and straightforward manner. This is done in real time. No more needing to go ‘beneath the hood’ to find out all those technical details that could be affecting your system. We’ve done all the work for you!
xScan is able to detect common problems with a Mac and OS X, and will also provide useful tips to help you fix them. It’s as easy as looking at the dashboard of your car!
The first thing you will likely notice about xScan is the minimal interface. Upon opening xScan, you will be greeted by a simple black Toolbar down the right-hand side of your screen. That is all. This enables you to manage your Mac’s system with as little interruption to your work as possible. From the preferences, you can control which side of the screen the Toolbar appears on, and also adjust the Toolbar’s Transparency.
A powerful feature of xScan is its ability to alert you to potential problems with your system. xScan is able to detect any hardware failures on your Mac. Recent Macs have sensors integrated into the hardware that xScan uses to assess the state of your system. It can also detect the health of all connected disks and will check if there are any major issues.
Thus, xScan is a great solution for keeping an eye on your Mac!
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What's New in Version 3.2.12
Improved support of OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Watch your Mac sore in the high temperatures and fan noise
Even after an update for Maverick this app is useless. It’s pretty but what good is it if it makes your make screem and take 50% of your processing and bring the temperature to 138 degrees plus. Good thing it wasn’t left alone and I was able to see what it was doing so I could kill it.
CPU usage increases the longer it’s used
Tried this app a few times, and thought it was a convient way to quickly show a bunch of information about my mac. I don’t like leaving things running in the background that aren’t needed, so I always shut the app down after I had what I was looking for.
I left the versioni 3.2.12 running and got distracted working on my other computer. I then realized my mac was getting louder. Activity monitor showed xScan using 50% cpu and ps using 50%, a quick look at hierarchy revealed ps was being run by xScan. Shut down xScan and the system went back to normal. Restart xScan and it’s running calmly and quietly without a ps child process…. a few minutes later and “poof”… there’s ps running and sucking up the cpu again. You can find pretty much everything xScan gives you in other locations, it’s just a convenience to find this info all in one location.
Idea of application - 3 stars (nothing new and inovative, just a nice convince)
usability - 5 stars (easy to find and use everything in the app)
performance of the app - 0 stars (runaway CPU usage kills being able to leave it running for any length of time)
Overall - 2 stars
Keep the cores working crazy!!!
I install the program, was great for a couple of days after that I notice that the Cores keep give me a 100% working when nothing is running. It’s ok to test and shut down the program. Keep it running for a while go crazy and burn your cores 99%… Just crazy. Need a fix ASAP for Mavericks. Nice interface, crazy results.