Monitorets: A Lightweight System Monitoring Tool For Linux

It can be useful to have a tiny widget that can display the usage of various system resources at a glance. Monitorets is one such tool for this and is available as a Flatpak.

Monitorets details

Let’s take a look at how to install and use it in Ubuntu:

Before installing it, set up and configure Flatpak in Ubuntu if not done. Follow the instructions here for that.

To install Monitorets, open the Terminal and type in:

 flatpak install flathub io.github.jorchube.monitorets

installing Monitorets in Ubuntu

The installation can take a while.

Monitorets Flaptpak can take some time to complete

Once it is finished, run the following command:

 flatpak run io.github.jorchube.monitorets

Running Monitorets

This launches Monitorets. There will be tiny windows that show the usage of various system resources like CPU, GPU, Network, Memory, and more.

Monitorets system resources usage at a glance

You can also add other resources like the Root folder usage and the Home folder usage to this. To customize Monitorets, click on the gear icon from the top left of the window.

accessing Monitorets settings

Then, add these from the Disk usage. Monitorets also supports the dark theme which can be set from there.

choosing theme, layout and monitors to add and remove in Monitorets

Also, you can switch between different layouts as needed.

If you want to make an executable shell script to avoid running the Monitorets command every time, open a text editor like nano or vi and type in the following:


flatpak run io.github.jorchube.monitorets

making a Bash shell script to run Monitorets

Save the shell script and make it executable:

 chmod +x

making the Monitorets shell script executable

You can then run this script from the Terminal to start Monitorets without remembering the command:


Monitorets running

Overall, this is a useful tiny tool that can quickly show you system resource usage.

Happy monitoring.

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