CPU Check - Monitor CPU Usage 4+

The Best CPU monitor widget

Stefan Van Damme

    • 4.6 • 31 Ratings
    • $4.99



Monitors how heavily your CPU is working to process various apps and processes running on your Mac. It is fully compatible with the latest multi-core CPUs. Get it Now!

See your total CPU usage at a glance. Now you can see your total CPU usage in the application and also as a widget in your notification panel. The CPU Check app is a handy and informative tool to monitor live all your processors. The widget supports multiple sizes including small, medium, and large. And it supports Light Mode and Dark Mode.

How to check CPU usage on Mac? You can choose up to the 9 best widgets you want to see on your screen. From the total processor percentage, a total progress bar, or each processor separately in a progress bar. That is built for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Studio. It is the ideal tool for ultimate professionals, photo editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, musical composition, Logic Pro X producers, 3D designers, industry engineers that do fluid dynamics and aerodynamics analysis with NASA TetrUSS, heavy video editors, Maxon Cinema 4D, Hollywood’s professional editing with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio, and Final Cut Pro. That uses the latest generation high-end CPUs such as Intel Core i9, Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i3, and Intel Xeon W processors. And the Apple Silicon Chip which is designed by Apple Inc. that uses the ARM architecture. Such as the Apple M1 chip, Apple M1 Pro chip, Apple M1 Max, and Apple M1 Ultra chip. And also the Apple next-generation System on a Chip (SoC) M2, M3 chip. That gives you incredible performance for pro applications. So what are you waiting for? Get it Now!

Mac app features:
◆ See your CPU core (Single-Core, Dual-Core, Quad-Core, 6-Core, 8-Core, 10-Core, 12-Core, 14-Core, 16-Core, 18-Core, 20-Core, 24-Core, 28-Core, 32-Core)
◆ Information about your Mac model type
◆ Get the total memory used in GB
◆ See your current CPU model and frequency
◆ Get the number of performance cores and efficiency cores
◆ Get the number of cores and threads of the processor
◆ Get the startup time in hours, minutes, and seconds
◆ Optional CPU meter (static, process bar, and percentage value) in the Apple menu bar
◆ Option to pin the window on top of your desktop
◆ Option to change the refresh rate
◆ Add widgets on your desktop and Notification Center
◆ Support for Dark Mode

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:
◆ Shows the progress bar and the label core and threads (in small, and medium sizes)
◆ Detailed Usage of your total processor with the device name on top (in small, medium, large, and extra large sizes)
◆ Percentage number of your all processors (in small, and medium sizes)
◆ Gauge of your total processor (in small size)

What’s New

Version 1.0.23

+ Fixed incorrect label for CPU performance cores and efficiency cores
+ Improvement performance

To learn more about the CPU Check app or do you have any questions go to https://www.stefanvd.net/support

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Geekster2 ,

Excells at monitoring CPU overload

It’s good to be able to see if my system is overloaded when doing certain CPU-intensive jobs. It's not good to overheat the computer!

pgcrowe ,


The app no longer works in the notification center as of OS 11. Also, the app lacks the ability to show processor frequency. iStat Menus integrated support for Intel Power Gadget to show processor frequency values, which is vastly more useful to me than processor use percentage alone. Otherwise, everything else is marvelous.

Developer Response ,

Hi pgcrowe,

The latest CPU Check Mac app version 1.0.11 and higher support the new macOS Big Sur widgets. And you can choose up to 7 best widgets, from a single progress bar to a multiple progress bar for each CPU. Or if you want to keep it simple, you can get the total CPU usage in percentage number.

To learn more about the CPU Check app or do you have any questions go to https://www.stefanvd.net/support/.

If you like this big update, do not forget to rate this to 5 stars.


Zanshinmu ,

It works but resource heavy

If you're looking for a light app which does similarly with widgets and all that I don't think it exists. Presumably there's a lot of calculation inolved in displaying the graphs, etc, so it's going to spike one of your performance cores pretty hard no matter what settings you use. This is -not- a light app.

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The developer, Stefan Van Damme, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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