Kiwi Application Monitor is a program for Microsoft Windows devices to monitor select processes, access statistics, and use a rules-based system to control monitored processes.
While Windows users and administrators may use the Windows Task Manager for basic task-related operations, it is third-party tools like Process Monitor, Process Explorer, System Monitor or Kiwi Application Monitor that provide better controls and access to detailed information that the Task Manager does not support or lack.
Kiwi Application Monitor is available as a free, feature-limited, and a commercial version. The application is compatible with all recent versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system and needs to be installed before it can be used.
You need to add programs that you want to monitor on the first start. This is done with a click on the add button and the selection of programs or through the built-in process manager.
You can define rules, divided into alerts and actions when you add a program. Alerts allow you to configure notifications when the selected program starts or exits when its memory exceeds a certain threshold, and when it runs for longer than a period of time.
Actions allow you to set automatic closing rules based on memory or CPU usage, or time, to turn off the computer when the process terminates, and to run another application when the selected program starts or ends.
Pro users may configure custom rules using all conditions, triggers, and actions of the free version as well as new ones that are only available to pro customers. Some noteworthy ones include network and hard drive space conditions, muting programs or deleting files.
A right-click on any monitored application opens a context menu with options to edit the current set of rules, to remove the application so that it is no longer monitored, and to run online searches to find out more about it.
A click on a monitored program displays the collected information in the Kiwi interface. This includes the current status, information on memory and CPU use, and other data.
Kiwi will collect statistics about application usage and resource consumption. The Windows application monitor displays the average running time per day or session, the average memory usage and the maximum peak memory usage among other things.
Pro users get access to advanced statistics that highlight a processes average or peak memory consumption, or a processes average CPU use over time.
Kiwi Application Monitor includes several administrative tools that users may run:
Kiwi uses just a few Megabytes of computer memory and about 30 Megabytes of virtual memory while minimized which should be acceptable for users who would like to monitor their applications and make use of the additional options of the program.
Kiwi Application Monitor is a handy process monitoring program for Windows that keeps track of certain characteristics and supports a rules-based system to execute automatic actions when certain conditions are met.
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