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MarcoPolo exists because the Mac OS X concept of a "location" is a collection of settings for your computer's networking devices. Switching your current location is much easier than changing all those individual settings, yet you still have to explicitly switch to the correct location each time.

MarcoPolo brings context-aware computing to your portable Mac computer. It allows your computer to determine its context through gathering evidence from your environment (evidence sources), using flexible rule-based fuzzy matching to make an educated guess (rules), and then performing arbitrary actions upon changing more...

What's New

Version 2.5:

Note from the developer: "Sadly, I have not had time to maintain MarcoPolo for the last few years, and it is becoming less functional. For instance, the WiFi evidence source does not work on Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7. Much of it still works, but you should consider this software unsupported."

  • Implemented ScreenSaverStart action (Trac #142)
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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Peter da Silva Member IconComment+94
Peter da Silva


This looks similar to a set of scripts I wrote called "OnLocation", except working from the other end of the stick. What I do is run "enter" and "exit" scripts when the location or SSID changes... what you're doing is changing the location instead.

My synergy-sense is tingling.

Might be an idea to polish off OnLocation and post it.

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Version 1.4.3
fishnchips Member IconReview+7

Awesome product. Just what I need for the daily trip back and forth to work. Saves me remembering to set the Proxies, etc.

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Version 1.4
xSmurf Member IconComment+1

DB: I'd add, how does this compare to Home Zone, why IMO will go Shareware after it's final release :/

Any plans on supporting WiFi detection? This is for me the main detection mode, but I have to agree IP based is very interesting! I'll have to give this a shot. Can't wait for you to release the source so we can all start working, errr I mean put our coding monkeys on it :P

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Version 0.8
db Member IconComment+0

thank you for this David. I'm curious to learn how this compares to Home and Away

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Version 0.8

For a comparision with Home and Away and other apps, just visit the Home Page for Marco Polo.

See http://www.symonds.id.au/marcopolo/

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 15,273
Version Downloads 6,798
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 18 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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