Is your Mac sluggish? The free Mac app System Lens will help. Writer Matt Elliott with CNET recently wrote about this app which offers Mac users a list of all the apps they have running at any given time. Best of all? System Lens charts how much of your Mac’s resources each one of these apps is gobbling.
The problem with apps
Apps are wonderful tools. They are able to keep you organized, balance your budget and help you slim down. But they also consume a lot of resources. If you’ve got too many apps running on your Mac, they could bog down what was once a fast machine.
The power of System Lens
System Lens helps users pinpoint those apps that are using than their share of a Mac’s resources. The app gives all of a users’ currently running apps a rating: low, medium or high. System Lens also shows users how stressed out their Mac is in general. If System Lens shows three bars, that means a machine is overloaded.
Once you’re equipped with this important information, it’s time for you to make some decisions. You can shut off those apps that System Lens tells you are consuming a lot of energy. But you may want to go a step further and remove those apps that suck the most power out of your Mac, especially if these apps are just running in the background.