The Iconfactory


Try It Buy It


Requires: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Download: iPulse 2.1.10 (2.6 MB)

Using its concise and pleasing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of Mac OS X on the desktop or in the dock. The entire user interface is completely configurable so you can turn off gauges you don't want, leaving only what you are interested in for easy viewing. A single floating window displays all of the information you ask it to and does it beautifully.

Quick and Easy Information Access

Quick & Easy Information Access View Screenshot

Simply roll your mouse over iPulse and the program presents you with an elegant pop-up window. Inspect any and all system level data including: Memory, disk usage, CPU usage, system load, motherboard temperature, network activity and more. Get all the information you need from the info window or just watch iPulse's gauges on your desktop, the choice is yours.

A Plethora of Preferences

A Plethora of Preferences View Screenshot

Using iPulse's detailed preferences window, you can customize multiple settings to your individual likes and dislikes. Adjust window & gauge opacity settings, set process priorities, customize gauge colors or just simply turn off the gauges you don't want to see. With almost an infinite number of preferences to choose from, iPulse can be customized to any fit user's tastes.


Dress Up iPulse with Jackets View Jackets

Similar to desktop themes, iPulse Jackets lets you decide how iPulse will look on your desktop or in the Dock. With a simple double-click of the mouse, iPulse can take on appearances ranging from high-tech and geeky to organic and soft and cuddly. The iPulse Jacket Gallery hosts the latest customizable jackets from the factory workers as well as links to talented third party iPulse jacket artists.

Feature List

  • Monitor numerous OS X statistics including:
    • CPU Activity (single & dual)
    • System load over time
    • Network activity (packets in & out)
    • Memory activity and usage
    • Battery & wireless signal strength
    • Motherboard temperature
    • Network & disk peak activity indicators
    • Disk usage
    • Current time and date
  • Supports single or dual processor Macs
  • Compact, clever & fully customizable user interface
  • Gauge info windows provide additional data
  • Save & load custom appearances via iPulse Jackets
  • Adjust iPulse's CPU usage on the fly
  • View data on the desktop, in the menu bar or Dock
  • Show & hide iPulse using system hotkeys
  • Reports on system loads over time

Still have questions? Don't forget to visit our iPulse Support page. We've tried to anticipate most of the questions you might have, so be sure to check there prior to writing us. Thanks!


All transactions are encrypted, safe and secure. Once your order is processed, you will receive your serial number via email within minutes.

Registering unlocks the program & removes all registration reminders. It also shows your support for the Iconfactory and allows us to continue to bring you super cool stuff, so register your software today!

What Others Say

We invite you to check out these on-line reviews of iPulse for Mac OS X:

"iPulse displays all of your vital information at a glance. There are other system monitors, but excellent design gives iPulse the edge."

  • 4 mice
  • MacWorld Magazine
  • May 2003