Hardware Monitor Widget Edition is the Dashboard version of its "bigger brother" Hardware Monitor. You need a working registered copy of Hardware Monitor in order to fully use this widget. The applications are designed to give you access to all sensor readings Mac OS X uses to monitor and cool your computer.
The widget allows you to select two of your computer's sensors which should be displayed via Dashboard. The sensor readouts are displayed in a compact panel.
Unlike other widgets, Hardware Monitor is capable of processing the hardware calibration data Apple stores individually into each G5-based computer. So it displays the exact readings Mac OS X internally uses for cooling control, not just an "educated guess".
For detailed technical information about sensor discovery please see the developer's site.
What is new in this release:
- Added support for the Mac mini (Late 2012), the Mac mini Server (Late 2012), the MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, the MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Early 2013 Revision), the MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (Early 2013 Revision), the iMac 21-inch (Late 2012), and the iMac 27-inch (Late 2012).
- Enhanced support for certain third-party batteries on mobile computers.
- Enhanced support for processing sensor readings for sensors indicating offline or error states.