vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

Vtop is a free and open source activity monitor for the command line. It's written in node.js and can be easily extended. Why not check out the source code https://github.com/MrRio/vtop?
If you haven't already got Node.js, then download that http://nodejs.org
first, then run: sudo npm install g vtop This is pretty simple too.

vtop alternatives

  • Process Explorer

  • Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded. The display consists of two sub-windows. The t...

    tags: Portable process-list process-management process-monitoring sysinternals
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • Process Hacker

  • Process Hacker is a feature-packed tool for manipulating processes and services on your computer. A free and open source process viewer with powerf...

    tags: Portable network-monitoring process-management process-viewer
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • htop

  • htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an intera...

    tags: process-list process-viewer
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD
  • Process Monitor

  • Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the ...

    tags: Portable process-monitoring system-activity-monitor
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • SystemExplorer

  • System Explorer is an enhanced Taskmanager that provides detailed information about running processes, startup programs, IE add-ons (BHOs), drivers...

    tags: Portable hardware-monitoring process-viewer system-information taskmanager
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • Windows Task Manager

  • Windows Task Manager is a task manager application included with Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that provides detailed informatio...

    tags: task-management tasks task-manager task-list system-information
    platform: Windows
  • Process Lasso

  • Process Lasso is NOT yet another task manager. It is a process priority optimization and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity...

    tags: Portable energy-saving process-cpu-priority-saver process-io-priority-saver process-management
    platform: Windows
  • WinSpy++

  • WinSpy++ is a handy programmer's utility which can be used to select and view the properties of any window in the system. WinSpy is based around th...

    tags: developer-tools development net-framework
    platform: Windows .NET Framework
  • GNOME System Monitor

  • System Monitor is a tool to manage running processes and monitor system resources.

    tags: application-monitoring cpu-utility process-list process-management task-list
    platform: Linux BSD GNOME
  • Atmonitor

  • Mac OS X System Monitor and Process Explorer ToolatMonitor is the most advanced monitoring tool for Mac OS X that displays system activity in real-...

    tags: Discontinued task-list hardware-monitoring process-list process-viewer
    platform: Mac OS X Discontinued
  • AnVir Task Manager

  • This tool controls programs, disk, CPU. Replace task manager, tweak and tune up XP or Vista. Speed up windows startup. Get rid of spyware and viruses.

    tags: Warning Portable services taskmanager startup-optimizer
    platform: Windows Warning
  • Resource Monitor

  • Resource Monitor is a system application in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is used to view information about the use of hardware (CPU, mem...

    tags: hardware-monitoring performance-monitoring system-information
    platform: Windows
  • Linux Process Explorer

  • Linux process explorer, behaves the same as the windows process explorer from Mark Russinovich.

    tags: sysinternals versions procexp
    platform: Linux
  • nmon

  • This systems administrator, tuner, benchmark tool gives you a huge amount of important performance information in one go. It can output the data in...

    tags: system-administration resources nfs filesystem top-processes
    platform: Linux
  • cpulimit

  • CPU Usage Limiter for Linux - cpulimit is a simple program which attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu ...

    tags: increase-performance cpu-usage cpu-control system-performance cpu-optimization
    platform: Linux