PC HUD

Available In The App Store

PC HUD Computer Application Download Links

Description
PC HUD gives you real time performance graphs of your computer’s processor and memory usage.

As you’re using your computer have your iOS device act like a second screen displaying up-to-the-second utilization information.

The graphs slide smoothly across the screen, work in any orientation and are customizable with different themes and layout options, displaying information for memory and up to 8 cores. PC HUD can wirelessly monitor any computer running Windows or Mac OS X.


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The PC HUD app requires the PC HUD application to be installed on any computer you wish to monitor. This is a tiny, free application which is available from www.bridgetech.comlu.com. Apart from installing the application, no configuration is required; the application runs silently on your computer and connections between the iDevice and computer are made automatically.

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PC HUD currently works on XP, Vista, Windows 7 and OS X.

PC HUD works with Apple’s Bonjour, this is included in OS X and is installed along with iTunes on Windows. If you don’t have it installed you will be directed to a link to download Bonjour during the installation process.

PC HUD works with Java. You'll need to download this and install it before using PC HUD. On Windows if it’s not already installed you will be directed to a link to download it during installation. PC HUD has been tested with OSX 10.7 (Lion), it may work with older versions but these have not been tested.

Instructions
Any computer you wish to view the performance of will need to have the PC HUD application installed on it. PC HUD is free and available on the links above.

Windows Installation
Run the downloaded file from link above

If you’re missing the required Java or Bonjour applications you will be directed to the relevant websites during installation (complete each of these installations before continuing with PC HUD)

Click ‘Finish’ and PC HUD will appear in the system tray and be ready to connect to the app. (If you’re prompted to unblock or allow PC HUD through you firewall allow it).

PC HUD will now load automatically each time you start your PC


Mac Installation
If you haven't installed Java before, install it from here

Download PC HUD, unzip the file and double click the application. PC HUD will appear in the menu and be ready to connect to the app. (If you’re prompted to unblock or allow PC HUD through you firewall allow it)

To make PC HUD automatically start when you power on your Mac; open PC HUD, right click its icon in the dock and select ‘Options’ and ‘Open at Login’.

 The App
When you start the app you will be automatically connected to your computer and the graph will begin updating on the iDevice.  If you have more than one computer on your network running PC HUD you will be connected to the computer you last made a connection to. If you want to connect to a different computer, double tap the screen and press ‘Next PC’ until you find the PC you want to connect to.

To alter the graph’s appearance double tap the screen and select ‘Theme’ to change from light to dark or ‘Grid’ to turn the grid and numbers on and off.

To change the graph’s scale you can pinch the screen.

If you’ve got any feedback or ideas for additional features please leave a review.


Troubleshooting
If you cannot make a connection to a computer try the following:
Check you have the PC HUD application running on the computer you wish to monitor (If it’s running it will be present in the system tray)

Check the firewall is not blocking port 1981. (You will be prompted to unblock it when PC HUD launches on the computer for the first time)

Check that both computer and iDevice are connected to the same local network

Check that Bonjour is running on the computer

Check that Java is installed correctly

Click on PC HUD’s icon in the system tray and select ‘Exit’ then start PC HUD again.

Uninstall; Bonjour, PC HUD and all versions of Java you have on your PC. Re-install them in this order; Java, Bonjour, PC HUD.

On Windows, if the installer opens at startup use CCleaner to delete the startup value.