iPulse 4+

The Iconfactory

    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings
    • $9.99



Thousands of customers have been using iPulse to keep an eye on their Mac’s performance since it was introduced back in 2002. Now, the first app to display system status is optimized for modern macOS and Apple Silicon!

Using its concise and appealing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of macOS on your desktop, menu bar or Dock. The presentation is totally configurable so you can set exactly what you need and view it just the way you want.

iPulse comes with ten built-in presets that let you quickly choose a setup that works best for your needs. You can also download new looks from the Iconfactory website. Check out the different configurations in the screenshots below!

The app is fully compatible with "rootless" System Integrity Protection: it's designed to use system resources efficiently and securely.


• Monitors numerous macOS statistics including:

‣ CPU activity
‣ System load over time
‣ Network bandwidth and activity
‣ Memory activity and usage
‣ Battery & wireless signal strength
‣ Disk usage
‣ Current time and date

• Compact, clever & fully customizable user interface
• Presents information both graphically and with text
• Beautiful on Retina display
• Fits in perfectly with the new system appearances
• Save & load custom appearances
• Minimizes impact on system performance
• View data on the desktop, in the menu bar or Dock
• Show & hide windows using system hotkeys

What’s New

Version 3.141

• Fixed display of Wi-Fi information on macOS Sonoma
• Round gauge window’s maximum size is now 512 x 512

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Telchure ,

Great little Utility for your desktop

I've used iPulse from icon factory since it was introduced. It can be re-size for any monitor. I have it the corner of my second monitor. What makes this shine is at a glance to can see "Real time" what your computer is doing, CPU usage, drive activity, network access and more, in an attractive little circle. I would recommend going into preferences and turning on "Show Text"for CPU usage, memory in use, total disk space used on startup disk, and Network activity.
Pros: At a glance to can see your CPU usage (aka. why is my computer acting slow), or your disk storage is now full. Also with a right click on the center you can get to diagnostic tools like Activity monitor or network utiltiy.
Cons: This really doesn't show an extreme indepth view of your computer activity. It also doesn't have graphs of activity over time. If you want that, get iStatisitica Pro. Also iPulse comes with 7 customizable Graphical looks. When iPulse was first introduces devs made dozens of custom Graphical looks for iPulse. I'm using Purple Turbine. Wish icon factory would sell the others as a package, as a in App purchase.

borborygmi ,

Catalina changes?

I've been a big fan of iPulse for many years.

Something changed with macOS catalina, however - since the upgrade, iPulse can't tell me how full my hard drive is. Used to work fine. I hope an update is coming.

aapple1945 ,

Pretty but not all that useful to me

I was hoping for more information, e.g. temperatures (yes, if I were to pay more attention to the description...). That is the problem with things you cannot preview. It is only after downloading and running that I realized what the circle icon did and that is pretty much all it does. You can click on the icon and see details, but selecting where to click is problematic to see what you want to see. You have to get used to the colors or to the “o’clock’ position to click. I suppose once one gets used to using it 24/7 for a few weeks, it becomes more user friendly but I am not that patient, sorry.

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.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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