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How to Install iStat Menu 6 on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install iStat Menus on macOS using Homebrew. iStat Menus is set of nine separate and highly configurable menu items that let you know exactly what’s going on inside your Mac.

What is iStat Menu?

“An advanced Mac system monitor for your menubar, with CPU, GPU, memory, network, disk usage, disk activity, temperatures, fans, battery info and more. Each menu item can be enabled or disabled separately. This allows you to use any combination of menu items you desire, in any order you desire.” ~ iStat Menu

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install iStat Menus on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install istat-menus

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install iStat Menu on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search istat-menus               # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info istat-menus            # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install istat-menus         # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed iStat Menu on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.