Freeware – Nicholas Decker – Windows

SysMetrix is a skinnable clock and metering application. Its purpose is to provide system metrics in a variety of interesting, useful, and cool ways. It can monitor and report on the hundreds of statistics.

Here are some key features of SysMetrix:
· It supports Themes to change it’s look and functionality – you pick the size, shape, and even what area will be transparent
· It has an integrated theme browser complete with automatic preview generator
· It can display the time in an analog clock
· It can display various statistics like the time/date/memory/disk/uptime/CPU/IP address/Network Traffic, etc in textual form
· It can display various statistics in a variety of different graphical ways using histograms, bargraphs, sliders, multi and dual-state images, etc.
· It can draw the histograms and bar graphs or paint them using images
· It can monitor multiple POP email accounts and report on number of unread messages and sizes
· It can play a sound once every hour or when there are unread email messages
· It can be used to display and adjust the system’s volume and mute state
· It can be configured to refrain from playing sounds during specified periods of the day or night
· It can graphically depict whether the recycle bin is empty or not and whether you have unread email messages
· It can graphically depict whether the computer is connected to the network or not (LAN and dialup)
· It can auto-scale the network traffic histograms based on past history
· It can synchronize your PC’s clock to an NTP server (atomic clock) on a configurable schedule
· It can anti-alias the analog clock hands, so they look smooth instead of “jaggy”
· It can do varying levels of transparency for the form if run on Windows 2000 or XP
· It can be fixed or movable, and supports multi-monitor desktops
· It can auto-adjust its position when the reserved screen area changes
· It can be on top of all windows, and even disappear on a mouseover (to work on whatever window is underneath)
· It can automatically startup with Windows
· It can be used to remote-control a WinAmp2 compatible media player (play, pause, open files, adjust volume and position, etc)
· It can be used to control the system, wave, cd, MIDI, line, and microphone volumes
· It can be used to mute the sound card, or adjust the volume from the mouse wheel.
· It can have skinnable buttons that show/empty the recycle bin, run your email client, etc.
· It can show animations that run always, or only when the CPU usage is high, you have email, there are files in the recylebin, etc.
· It can show the mouse position and the color of the pixel under the mouse, A CTRL-C copies the color to the clipboard.
· It can hide the desktop icons, and reserve screen space for itself
· You can drag and drop files onto the trash button to send them to the recycle bin
· It can check the web for possible updates and report on recent changes
· It has a configurable update interval
· When used in combination with the Motherboard Monitor, it can report on motherboard/cpu/drive temperatures, voltages, fan speed, etc.
· It can report on weather conditions such as temperature, dew point, barometric pressure, etc. via METAR reports
· It can display the time and date all over the world in dozens of timezones, even taking into accout the practice of Daylight Savings Time
· It can display any information from the Windows Registry

Download SysMetrix for Windows

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm by Fugazi · Permalink
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