Translucent Lite provides detailed real-time information about what is going on inside your Mac. At any given time Translucent Lite displays how much each one of your processors is being utilized and detailed information about how your memory is being used. It displays itself as small addition to your status bar with tooltip-style detail popups; displaying more detailed information on any of the sensors in the status bar. Translucent also displays its sensor information in windows for larger and more detailed information viewing.

The full version of Translucent adds network and disk sensors as well as detailed statistics about your Mac.

What’s New

Version 1.7.8

- Compatibility Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

hypermonkey1984 ,

Could be better

One fundamental flaw with this is that the memory reading only tells the overall memory and doesn't differentiate between used and unused memory. Only the used memory really matters. It is possible to find this information but it's buried in menus.

hungry tom ,

Translucent is Solid!

Great "bell and whistle". Monitor your memory and CPU activity. Go to their website for full features and functions.
Not having Translucent is like driving a car without a speedometer.

creepperklr2 ,

Great app, but...

I really love this app for monitoring the load on my MacBook’s CPU and RAM. I want to purchase the full version, but, $5 is a bit much for the Full. I’d go for around 2 - 3 dollars at most. I’d prefer $1 though. Either way, $5 is a bit much.

However, this Translucent Lite is a great tool to have. I wish you could make the bars a bit thinner, though. Makes for more room on my MacBook’s Status Bar.

Device: MacBook7,1
Year: Mid-2010
CPU: Intel® Core 2™ Duo P8600 @ 2.4 GHz/3MB Cache
RAM: 4 GB 1067MHz DDR3 (2 x 2 GB)
OS: MacOS X El Capitan (build 15E27e)


Josh Gibson
2.9 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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