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Temperature Gauge

By Tunabelly Software Inc.

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FAN CONTROL AND NEW FEATURES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER UPGRADING FOR FREE TO TGPRO. We are no longer allowed to update on the Mac App Store which is why we're offering the free switch to TG Pro after purchasing.

Take a look at what's going on inside your Mac with TG Pro - no other app shows more temperature sensors or has as many options for notifications and fan speeds.

Find out which components are getting hot (and potentially overheating), turn up the fan speeds to cool down your Mac, get notifications for temperature alerts along with many other fantastic features. Plus, see if any sensors or fans are defective with the built-in hardware diagnostics.

What's New in Version 4.1



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Customer Reviews

Problems… lots of them

This can open as an app (with an icon in the Dock and in the Command-Tab menu) or as just a menu item in the menu bar, but if you want the menu-only version, then you're forced to have it start up automatically. This is kind of dumb. Why can't I toggle the auto-start function without having to first change another preference that is barely related and where there is no logical dependency? If they want to prevent (or for some reason cannot allow) opening the app as a menu item, then instead of graying out the auto-start checkbox, they should allow you to uncheck that but revert to opening as a full application when you do so. -1 star for this.

Furthermore, when I close the app I'm not in the mood to be presented with a nag screen to rate the app, or shown ads for their other apps. Very very annoying. -1 star for each of these.

Lastly, I have reason to believe the data the app is presenting is not accurate, since there are times that my laptop feel very cool, but I get endless alerts about it being too hot, while at other times it is extremely hot to the touch and there are no alerts and the reported temperature is much lower than at the times that it is wigging out over nothing. I have not absolutely verified that this apparent problem is in fact taking place, so I'm not taking away any more stars for that. I need to do more testing to make sure I'm not missing something somehow.

Good & Useful a bit pricey (esp since there is a “Pro” app upgrade)

Like most of the commenters, I similarly appreciate this nifty little utility. While not an absolute necessity, this app is one I classify, “Nice to have.”

It gives you peace of mind to know that your Mac is staying cool and if not, which apps, connections are pulling a lot of CPU, or other resource heat (e.g., demand). After all Apple provides Power and Battery monitoring, CPU monitoring, network monitoring available to the user. Why not heat? The sensors collect the data and the CPU reacts to that data, perhaps when it’s too late. The user should know about it in similar detail. Since Apple chose not to do so, thansk to TunaBelly we have that capability. Thanks, guys!

TG and its big brother TG Pro use little resources on their own and give you the information needed in great detail or less if you set the preferences that way. Pro adds higher than normal fan control if you choose. FYI, my machine (15” Retina MBP) runs at 125°F with the fans running silently @ 2000RPM with the cover closed. I was concerned at how that would go.

One item they could add is a comparison tool for stock machines and voluntary statistics from other users about the running temperture performance. I think a price point for the base software should be $3.99, but considering the rules in App Store a dollar more to be able to use on any family machine is not too expensive. Congrats to you for a nice bit of software.

Great App!

I use Handbrake on my new iMac i7 to rip Blu Rays, and Handbrake really makes the CPU cores heat up, and heat up very quickly. I have faith in my Mac, but this nifty app gives me a little more peace of mind because I can actually watch the rpms of the fans increase as the heat ticks upward, and decrease as the heat drops a few notches. It takes awhile to rip a two hour Blu Ray, so this back and forth with the temp and fans gives me some comfort that everything is working properly. My only criticism is the warning that appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen. It disappears quickly, and I’m unable to read the entire message. I don’t know if that’s a Mac warning or a Temperature Gauge warning and/or message, but it would be nice to be able to read the whole thing.

Temperature Gauge
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  • $17.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 2.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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