Running a Mac should be a hassle-free experience. However, they’re not immune to issues and MacOS’ system monitor isn’t that great to just glance at your overall system health.
Check out these Mac Menu Bar System Tools Apps:
MenuPing is a menu bar app that checks how well the network is working. It pings a server on the Internet every seconds (configurable) and prints the result in a short way at the top of the screen.
Vitals is a tiny process monitor that keeps track of resource usage. The app shows a per-process CPU graph covering the last 60 seconds. This makes it easier to track down apps that misbehave sporadically.
When you want to access another computer remotely, you’ll need the SSH protocol. Shuttle brings the SSH client to your menu bar.
With this menu bar app the Bluetooth connection is switched off when your Mac sleeps, and switched on when your Mac wakes.