OS Track - System Monitor
By Adon Software
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OsTrack is a highly advanced monitoring system for your computer that allows you to analyse your use of the resources of your Os over time.
CPU, memory and network bandwidth are monitored constantly, giving you a clear graphical representation of your use of these resources. Thanks to this simple-to-use app, you will be able to supervise your computer usage history and compare the effective impact of each of the system’s applications.
You will quickly and easily be able to see which applications are using the most network bandwidth and which are excessively occupying the CPU, without needing to continuously monitor the system status: OsTrack carries out this activity for you, giving you the ability to view graphical representations of the functioning of individual apps at a glance.
The app retains a 60-day history for your system, in addition to allowing you to filter data using four major time intervals:
- 7 days
- 15 days
- 30 days
- 60 days
Analysing your history in this way makes it easy to see on which days the system was put under stress and which applications contributed to these events.
Easy-to-use filters at the top of the app allow you to filter applications by name, while the tab ‘All’ allows you to view a global representation of all activities.
What's New in Version 1.03
- Improved Performance use less CPU
- Several fix
Interesting spin on a classic application
I have my activity monitor running on a nearly nonstop basis so that I can jump in and see what's causing any given slowdown. OS Track takes it a step further. It strives to graph your system over time. As such, it becomes a snap finding those lurking, CPU/RAM hogging, processes. It's helped me kill a few that have really sped things up.
The key with this app is to to let it run. Always. It will seem WAY off in its calculations initially, yet give it time. After a week (seems like a long time, but it's by design) it'll be spot on. It runs in the background, is relatively resource light, and is well worth a serious test drive.
Aha...finally figured out why Firefox was locking up!
Installed app for the heck of it. I found that I never looked at it, so it became annoying upon startup (I know you can change that, though but never did.)
The most annoying part was that it really used more system resources than it should have to the point that it would lock my Firefox browser up for a minute at a time. At first, I became so frustrated at Firefox, that I uninstalled it and installed it again but it didn't fix it. I finally realized that it was THIS app that was causing the lock up. Once I removed it, Firefox was not locking up anymore.
I think this could be a great app to troubleshoot current issues, but not a long-term app you'd want running in the background.
I have to agree with many of the other reviews. The concept is great... execution is terrible. Puts unnecessary load on my MBP, and it doesn't accurately reflect what the Activity Monitor says either. I like the idea of capturing and recording things like CPU utilization over time, so you can see what is really using your resources, but if the current doesn't even match the Activity Monitor, who accurate is it going to be??? (Answer: Not very... at all... )
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 04, 2011
- Version: 1.03
- Size: 1.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Giovanni Simonicca
- © Bloop. 2013
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later