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OpenDNS Updater is a small menu bar application that helps you keep your Dynamic IP information up to date on the OpenDNS website.

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Ask for email instead of username as logging credentials


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Aklein3876 Member IconComment+12

This is not a new release. The modification date on this app is Wednesday, June 16, 2010. I'm not sure why it's listed on MacUpdate today.

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Version 3.0

Exactly. Version 3.0 is from June 16, 2010. But it is the latest version and it works just fine, right on up through OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I'm an OpenDNS fan and always have this running.

You might want to check out their DNSCrypt app as well. It is currently in beta but also works fine on up through 10.8. It sets up your DNS queries to use OpenDNS and also encrypts all your queries. This is a useful service if you're stuck using a Wi-Fi hotspot that has no router encryption. (Just remember to also connect to all your websites using SSL via HTTPS:// URLs as well!)

Zweisoft (Developer) Member IconDev+8
Zweisoft (Developer)

NOTICE: The OpenDNS team recently released an “Official” Mac OpenDNS client. Once the client is out of beta status I will be retiring my version of the updater as it is no longer needed. Further information about the new client can be found in the OpenDNS Forums.

Official Client Link - http://www.opendns.com/download/mac/dynamicip

OpenDNS Forum Link - http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=4373

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Version 2.7
Drdul Member IconComment+448

I like OpenDNS Updater, but I don't like the menubar icon. Any chance of a new (or alternative) icon that's not so in-your-face? Or even better, how about saving me some space in my already crowded menubar, and convert OpenDNS Updater to a preference pane?

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Version 2.7

OpenDNS has another service called DNS-O-Matic that I use to update all my dyn dns services (like dyndns.com).
It still uses menu bar space, but at least I'm using a single app for all my dns issues.
If you want to give it a try (it's free) he url is: www.dnsomatic.com/

Zweisoft (Developer)

Actually, I HAVE been thinking about redesigning the menubar icon. I'll keep that in mind for the next release.


@Zwei: Great! I'll look forward to a new icon.

@Pedro: Thanks for the tip about DNS-O-Matic (great name!).

Zweisoft (Developer)

See comment above.

Pietro-Cristofoli Member IconReview+11

Does what it claims ... thanks!

One request though: a spash screen that announces that the app has been launched and is working in the background would help (double-clicking the app only adds a new item in the menu bar).

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Version 2.5
Sebehk Member IconComment+45

Outstanding software! It does what it says. Simple and unobtrusive.

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Version 2.5
Zweisoft (Developer) Member IconDev+8
Zweisoft (Developer)

For those of you using Unsanity haxies, OpenDNS Updater may quit at launch. Put OpenDNS Updater in the global exclusion list in the APE preference pane and it should fix the problem.

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Version 2.2
tterrag Member IconReview+0

This app/script allows those with a dynamic IP address (any consumer cable or DSL subscriber) to use OpenDNS.com for faster DNS lookups. Software developer is very responsive and the application is a must for OpenDNS users.

Note: You can use OpenDNS without the app; insructions at: https://www.opendns.com/start

Advanced OpenDNS features require you to update your record when your IP address changes. This app does it automatically!

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Version 2.0
Tupring Member IconComment+2

Very Nice! Thanks.

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Version 1.0
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Version 2.7
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Downloads 21,310
Version Downloads 1,814
License Free
Date 16 Sep 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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