Kiwi Application Monitor is an automation tool that helps you monitor the behavior of selected programs or processes. It has a relatively easy-to-use interface; yet, to use it properly, you need to have some knowledge of computers. The application has a modular structure including such tools as Process Explorer, Service Explorer, System Info, and Windows Startup Programs.
The application can be set to start along with Windows and remain minimized in the System Tray. Just by opening it, you can have access to basic information about your machine, comprising type of motherboard, microprocessor, video cards, etc. Additionally, you can access data about user activity, Windows run time or a specific application. However, in order to get information about applications or processes, you need to add them beforehand by providing their location and descriptions.
The functions above can be described as passive, as they only involve providing information, but the program also allows automating some functions. These are based on rules, which can be basic or advanced. Basic rules have two components: conditions and actions. Thus, conditions act as trigger for specific actions. Examples of rules are generating alerts when a program starts or when the memory load exceeds a given amount. On the other hand, advanced rules are made up of conditions, delays, actions and alerts. Luckily, you do not need any knowledge of a programming language when creating any of these rule types. Rules appear organized in a hierarchical structure, from where they can be easily found and edited.
In general, Kiwi Application Monitor can be a great help when you need to automate system processes and it does not seem to be intended for inexperienced users. Unfortunately, it may still have some bugs because it generated some errors while I was using it.
- It can monitor practically all applications and processes
- It provides useful information about the system
- It lets you automate some actions
- It does not require programming knowledge
- It has a completely free version with limited functionalities
- It seems to have some bugs