Bjango today released iStat Menus 5, the newest version of its popular Mac system monitor. The program brings a refreshed design, compatibility with OS X Yosemite, and enhanced per-app metrics and stats. Additionally, time and world clocks are now available for more than 120,000 cities along with support for additional languages.

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New menubar icons and revamped-drop down menus are emphasized in the new look of iStat Menus 5, which has been designed to fit more in line with the overall look of OS X Yosemite. The app also contains a variety of Yosemite-only and Mavericks-only features, which include overviews for apps using significant energy and Dark Mode compatibility among others.

In addition to these changes, stats on read and write disk activity for individual apps are now available, along with data on specific upload and download activity. Finally, access to additional network information and improved GPU monitoring are also provided through iStat Menus 5.

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All of the new additions to iStat Menus 5 join the program's core monitoring abilities, which allow users to track metrics such as realtime CPU and GPU usage, sensors, memory, battery and power, disk usage, and more.

iStat Menus 5 can be downloaded now and comes with a free 14-day trial, as a single license and Family Pack license sell for $16 and $24, respectively. Users upgrading from iStat Menus 3 or 4 are eligible for reduced pricing, with the single license on sale for $9.99 and the Family Pack license available for $14.99.

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Baklava Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.

It makes you sick that developers have to eat?
4 came out two years ago, and there's an upgrade price.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.

You think developers should work for free? What planet are you on?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rocco83 Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.

You should be happy that you don't have to pay for the OS upgrade.

Also, what is the point in complaining about paying for an upgrade. You upgrade your phone, you pay. You upgrade your computer, you pay.

Someone put the time and effort into upgrading the UI and options in this app, so why should it be free. If I had someone remodel my kitchen and then a year later the cabinets I used had a better model out I wouldn't expect the guy to come back and replace my old cabinets with the new ones for free.

People expect too many things to be given to them anymore...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
windowpain Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.

You think developers should work for free? What planet are you on?

This is almost a textbook example of a straw man.

He is not complaining about paying.
He doesn't think developers should work for free.
He is complaining about paying annually to upgrade.

Whether or not it is a valid complaint or not is another matter, but at least represent his views accurately.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ubuntu Avatar
105 months ago
Paying AGAIN!? These annually upgrade costs for iOS and OS X apps make me really sick.

Heaven forbid we software developers try to make a living!!1 :p
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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