htop is an interactive processor viewer for Unix based systems. With the release of version 2.0 it went cross-platform. This tool is great to get a detailed view of which service is taxing the CPU as well as get memory stats.

To install htop on Mac OS Sierra / El Capitan / Yosemite or Mavericks open the terminal and issue the following commands:

Install Homebrew

Install htop

That’s it, htop should be successfully installed on your Mac. To run it, open a terminal window and issue the following:

You should be greeted by CPU / RAM and process stats.