Micro CPU Monitor

Micro CPU Monitor


An ultra-tiny CPU monitor for Android. Only one pixel high!

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*

Features include:
+ 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 Height
+ Customizable Update Speed (save more battery life!)

Suitable for:

==Developers==
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!

==Gamers==
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 :)

---Permissions---
+ 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.

--Feedback--
Your comments & suggestions are always welcome! Drop me a line at [email protected]

What would you like to see in future versions?

--Compatibility--
This app works on both phones & tablets, and is ICS (Android 4.0) compatible.

Recent changes:
Version 3.1.1: (15th May)
+ Fixed default height for Free version

Sorry about the free version defaulting to 2px, not 1px as stated in the description. My mistake - it's been fixed now.

Thanks for pointing this out Zach, Joseph & Trapzilla!

Version 3.1: (12th May)

-- Free --
+ Multi-core CPU support
+ Option for Left-Right or Right-Left orientation
+ Stability & Efficiency improvements

-- PRO --
+ Option for Height
+ Option for Update Speed

Thanks for all the feedback - keep it coming!
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About Micro CPU Monitor
An ultra-tiny CPU monitor for Android. Only one pixel high!

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*

Features include:
+ 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 Height
+ Customizable Update Speed (save more battery life!)

Suitable for:

==Developers==
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!

==Gamers==
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 :)

---Permissions---
+ 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.

--Feedback--
Your comments & suggestions are always welcome! Drop me a line at [email protected]

What would you like to see in future versions?

--Compatibility--
This app works on both phones & tablets, and is ICS (Android 4.0) compatible.

Recent changes:
Version 3.1.1: (15th May)
+ Fixed default height for Free version

Sorry about the free version defaulting to 2px, not 1px as stated in the description. My mistake - it's been fixed now.

Thanks for pointing this out Zach, Joseph & Trapzilla!

Version 3.1: (12th May)

-- Free --
+ Multi-core CPU support
+ Option for Left-Right or Right-Left orientation
+ Stability & Efficiency improvements

-- PRO --
+ Option for Height
+ Option for Update Speed

Thanks for all the feedback - keep it coming!

User reviews of Micro CPU Monitor
Nice idea but it's a battery hog. tried it for two days and it killed my battery with in 5 hours. updates to often
Mar 22, 2012
Best damn CPU guage for android. I love this thing!
Mar 11, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
Loved it on my Galaxy S3, but almost disappears on QHD 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.
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Right one. This is fantastic ! Just go for it. This will add face value of your cell ! Funky app.
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Does what it says When I thought "a CPU usage bar at the top of my screen would be pretty nice" I went and immediately checked the play store. Sure enough, here was this app, and it does everything I wanted it to.
A Google User
Nov 2, 2014
Thank you all for all the good work put into the app. I love it!
A Google User
Oct 30, 2014
Works I don't need much fiddling so it's okay to use the free version.