SysMetrix is a skinnable widget that not only works as a stylish desktop clock, but can also be used to monitor a bunch of system metrics.
The list of system areas you can track with SysMetrix is almost endless. It includes CPU usage, system uptime, memory statistics, data about free and used space on disk, download and upload speed, battery time and you current IP address, among others. SysMetrix also lets you check your email, control music playback and obtain the weather forecast for your location.
SysMetrix is totally customizable. It features a bunch of skins to quickly modify the widget’s appearance, and each skin in turn offers dozens of configuration options. It may take some time to make SysMetrix look exactly like you want it, but it’s worth the effort.
Unfortunately some of SysMetrix’s options didn’t seem to work for us during our testings: for example, we were unable to configure the weather forecast tool properly.
SysMetrix is a highly customizable desktop widget that lets you monitor a dozen different system metrics.