iPulse - Monitor Your Device 4+

The Iconfactory

    • $9.99



iPulse has been monitoring Macs for over 20 years. Now this essential developer tool is available for the first time on iOS and iPadOS.

Your processors, network, memory, and storage space are constantly monitored and can be displayed in a convenient picture in picture view. It's like you're watching a movie of what's going on inside your device!

There are even sound effects for the movie: when configurable thresholds are exceeded, you'll hear an alert and know to check things out.

And it's all done with minimal impact on your device performance and battery life.

iPulse displays the following information:

• Efficiency core usage
• Performance core usage
• Graphics core usage
• Download throughput
• Upload throughput
• System memory usage
• App memory usage
• Compressed memory usage
• Internal and external storage usage

Whether you're a power user or a developer wanting to profile an app, iPulse is an essential tool to have on your device.

What’s New

Version 1.1

• Cache usage (purgeable space) is now displayed in the Storage gauge [Yay everyone!]
• Added setting to show usage percentage as total space or purgeable space ("Match Storage in Settings")
• Elevated thermal states are shown on the efficiency core graph (which are typically used to reduce heat) [Yay Troy!]
• Performance cores are no longer shown if the device does not have them
• Fixed crash when adding or removing an external storage device
• Fixed a leak in kernel memory

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

sumocat666 ,

Inspired implementation

Using picture-in-picture for the floating gauge box is inspired, and I had to reward it. I would love to see more utility apps adopt this method. Usage has been great. I figured out why this one game bogs down; it maxes out the efficiency cores, no pick up by the perf cores. I confirmed Handoff is indeed handing off audio streaming activity to my AirPlay 2 receiver. Very useful tool to have at the ready.

schwarztech ,

Works Exactly As Advertised, Excellent Design

While not necessarily an app I’ll use every day, it is something that come in handy for troubleshooting or testing. The idea to pipe the display through a picture-in-picture video is clever and I appreciate the little design touches. I can’t wait to see how this app will improve over time!

Dario9999 ,

Works as advertised

Only real suggestion I have is tweaking the storage indicator. Possibly color coding the cache files versus app files and documents? Or the internal and external storage as you call it?

I read your feedback in another review about freeing up the cache storage. I have an iPhone 13 Pro, I don’t see the freeing of resources in my camera app.

Storage is definitely a mystery with iOS. The model Settings values always seem to lag what is really going on. Anything you can provide is helpful.

Otherwise the memory and core tracking provides a good insight on how these apps consume resources. Thank you!

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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