Colin Henein has released a new app for laptop users, the SlimBatteryMonitor. The SlimBatteryMonitor is a utility designed as a replacement icon for monitoring a laptopis remaining battery charge. The gauge comes with different views and battery information. According to Colin Henein:
SlimBatteryMonitor is a space-efficient replacement power gauge for your Mac OS X menu bar. It monitors both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries. You can select different views for when powered, charging or on battery... even instruct SlimBatteryMonitor to automatically hide itself in some circumstances (e.g. while fully charged).
A graphical icon shows the power remaining, and can be accompanied by a text description (battery charge in percent, or time remaining). Colours indicate whether the system is fully charged, charging or on battery. In some cases, SlimBatteryMonitor can be 70% slimmer than Appleis system meter... With SlimBatteryMonitor youill have room for other important menu bar items.
You can find more information about the SlimBatteryMonitor release at the SlimBatteryMonitor home page. SlimBatteryMonitor is available as donationware.