[App] Micro CPU Monitor
Shows your CPU usage stats on a small bar graph in the corner of the screen. The bar can be as small as 1 pixel high. CPU use is shown as a percentage filled with color.
*Compatible with HTC One X and Galaxy S3 Quad-Core Phones*
Custom foreground & background colors
Alpha transparency enabled
Auto-start (run at boot)
Custom width (100px to full screen width)
Display above or below status bar
Multi-core CPUs displayed on separate bars, or combined
And for PRO users, these extra features:
Customizable Update Speed (save more battery life!)
This tool is perfect for developers debugging apps. See your system CPU usage at a glance, without an annoying popup or overlay interfering with your app usage. Grab the PRO version to set the update interval as small as 100ms!
Micro CPU Monitor is ideal for use while playing games – the 1 pixel screen footprint means you won’t miss any of the action!
Battery Saving Gurus
This CPU monitor is a great way to keep an eye on your battery drain. No matter what app you’re using, the Micro CPU Monitor can tell you at a glance which applications are chewing up your CPU cycles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. I’ve got a quad core device. Why don’t I see all four cores being used?
A. Android tries to optimise the CPU usage, by shutting down cores when they’re not needed. Your phone will rarely use all 4 cores. Try downloading a CPU Stress Test app, and you’ll see the four cores then :)
SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW – Required to create a system-wide overlay for the monitor on edge of screen
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED – Required for the auto-start feature
INTERNET & ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE – Used for error reporting, and anonymous usage reporting using Google Analytics.
Note: No personal information is collected or transmitted. We don’t know what brand of toothpaste you use. Your IP address may be stored by Google Analytics, but this is never used to do nasty stuff. We promise.
Your comments & suggestions are always welcome! Drop me a line at thebigbyte[at]gmail.com
What would you like to see in future versions?
This app works on both phones & tablets, and is ICS (Android 4.0) compatible.
Micro CPU Monitor user reviews :
It works GREAT on my Samsung Galaxy tablet, extremely happy with it! Very reliable, too. However, on my new LG Rebel 4 LTE phone there is no bar with CPU activity, only the empty black line 1 pixel high. Can you help?
Used this app for years with no problem but recently I updated my phone to Oreo (Android 8.1, using a Moto G5 Plus) and it stopped working. Now looking for a replacement
I’ve been using this app for at least 6 years but unfortunately it stopped working on Oreo
One consequence of upgrading to a device with 4x the resolution of an older one is that useful little apps like Micro CPU Monitor nearly disappear on it. Single-pixel height is unfortunately too small to see on my LG G3. But this is an excellent app nonetheless, and I highly recommend it.
Lot of reviews here from 2013 stating high battery use is/was an issue. Pretty sure this is resolved or the reviews were bogus. After collecting stats using CPU Monitor Advanced for months – this app hovers between 0-1% (nothing) despite having the fastest update frequency. A++
Good, but there is still a bug. As long as your CPu Govenor ist not set to performance the maximum MHz will fluctuate. The result of this is, the width of the red bars are not accurate. When my CPU needs only 10%, it will go down to 20% of it’s Performance, thus this app shows a CPU usage of 50%. This app needs to detect the real maximum Hz and respect the decreased Hz before calculating the current CPU usage.
Shows you your CPU usage and even the free version has enough customisation options for a basic user. Its tiny and uses negligible resources. Only issue is when set to be above status bar, I can only see 3 cores information, setting it to show without cores hides it off the top of the screen.
Great simple app!! Hard to justify $2+ on pro version for only 2 additional options that are really not that justified. Nonetheless, a sweet and recommended app for people who love little gadgets on their home screen! Bring the price down and this is a 5 star app all day long.
Does what it says Shows you your CPU usage and even the free version has enough customisation options for a basic user. Its tiny and uses negligible resources. Only issue is when set to be above status bar, I can only see 3 cores information, setting it to show without cores hides it off the top of the screen.
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