Manage your entire Linux system with the help of this very stylish and functional, open-source system optimizer and monitoring tool
What’s new in Stacer 1.1.0:
- New Features:
- Snap package uninstaller.
- Advanced file search.
- Disk chart.
There are a couple of very capable system monitoring and system optimization tools for Linux out there such as Htop, Glances, and BashTOP, as well as some other Terminal-based ones as well.
However, there’s one app that not only looks excellent, but also packs more powerful features than almost all other apps, and that app is Stacer.
What exactly is Stacer?
Calling Stacer a monitoring tool would do it a great disservice. Stacer is an open-source app that’s part system monitor, part system optimizer, and part clean-up tool.
In short, besides getting accurate and comprehensive information about your system’s CPU, GPU, RAM usage, and processes, the app also allows you to manage startup apps, manage crash reports, application logs, application caches, clean unnecessary junk files, uninstall apps, and even manage and edit Linux package repositories.
What we have here, then, is an all-in-one system utility that provides pretty much all the necessary tools an average user needs to keep his or her system in tip-top shape.
Really difficult to find fault
Stacer is one of those few apps that just looks and feels perfect from the first second you start it. It boasts a gorgeous, modern grey and black-themed GUI, all the information is provided in a very clear way, and all its menus are neatly organized and easily accessible in the sidebar.
The real beauty of Stacer is that it appeals to both more advanced users (i.e. users who want to fiddle with and tweak their Linux distros by removing and adding packages or diagnosing problems by deactivating system services) and beginner users who just want to get an idea about how their system is running.
Basic feature rundown
Upon first starting the app, you are greeted by the Dashboard menu. This is the place where you can see how your computer is using resources such as CPU, RAM, HDD/SSD space, and it’s also the place you can view some basic network statistics + the current kernel version.
The Processes menu allows you to view all the running processes as well as the number of system resources used by each of them. There’s also a System Resources menu that provides a nice summary and historical usage statistics of CPU, memory, and network usage, a nice Uninstaller, and a System Services menu (which should be used with caution).
All of Stacer’s features are great and easy to use, but probably the best feature is the System Cleaner. With its help, you can get rid of package caches, clean crash reports, app logs, app caches, and also empty the Trash.
Stacer may not be the most advanced system monitoring/optimization tool out there. However, it strikes a perfect balance between powerful features and ease of use which should make it a favorite among many end-users.