Rubbernet
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(10) 1.9

Keeps an eye on your all network-enabled apps running on your Mac.   Shareware ($39.99)
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Rubbernet provides a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that's slowing down your network.

Features:
  • Real-time network dashboard:
    Rubbernet provides real-time monitoring so you can keep an eye on the exact state of your live network connections. With the Activity sidebar, you'll be able to see which applications are currently communicating over your network. When connections are idle, they will dim to let you know that traffic
What's New
Version 1.2:

Rubbernet 1.2 is a free upgrade for all 1.x customers.

  • Fullscreen support in OS X 10.7
  • Removed activity logs from the system's console
  • Fixed "Bandwidth Monitoring Disabled" message in app view
  • Fixed transparency issues with the 'New Connection' window's buttons
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Rubbernet User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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jawadrashid reviewed on 06 Nov 2013
Though the software was good and i liked the software but after installing the demo for several days i was getting a kernel panic. I was not able to figure out what program was causing the problem. Finally while looking at the diagnotic logs i was able to figure out that this software was creating the kernel panic because before a kernel panic this software produced an error log of bad exec error. I am glad to remove this software to get rid of the error.
[Version 1.2]


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-5

steve23094 reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
Flat out doesn't work. Their tech support can't get it working and I paid for it! All I can say is don't buy!
[Version 1.2]

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steve23094 replied on 13 Feb 2013
After dealing with their tech support and sending console logs etc at their request the developers have now just stopped replying to me. I'm guessing that's tacit acknowledgement that they can't get it to work.

Poor showing.
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Cerniuk reviewed on 01 Dec 2012
Typical output from Conceited software… malfunctions right out of the gate. Double clicked the app, and spinning activity indicator… and nothing more. I had better look to see if this was a "show me the spinning busy wheel" utility…

Reminds me of Clips, the other bug infested pile of bits.
[Version 1.2]

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steve23094 replied on 04 Feb 2013
And I thought it was just me. I have been liaising with their tech support to try to get it fixed, and tbh it really seems like they have no idea what to do.

I'll keep struggling for a bit longer because I would find the app useful and I paid for it (through a Stacksocial deal).
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Pony reviewed on 08 Dec 2011
Didn't work properly. Some applications showed as 'inactive' even though they were active and using network activity.
It seems impossible to get the historical network activity from an application if it is marked as inactive.
So, for example you open an application that you suspect dialed home and want to know here it dialed, well if its marked 'inactive' then you are out of luck.

Uninstalling the 'helper' is done by clicking a button entitled "INSTALL helper", err OK, that makes no sense.

Little Snitch is so much better, and actually works.

I suspect the price of this will come down once it finishes it promotion as part of a bundled. Its currently a $40 value, inflating the bundle price.
At $5 I would not buy, I'm sorry but it just does not work at the moment...
[Version 1.2]


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Mutant reviewed on 05 Dec 2011
The demo client was a CPU hog, massively. I manually reniced it to idle only and things on my imac still seemed to run slower. I also had 2 kernel panics while running the demo. The price is pretty far out there too considering little snitch gives you control and all this does is observe; and it observes at a high CPU cost. Certainly not worth the price to me.
[Version 1.2]


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Pmcarrion reviewed on 01 Jun 2011
Rubbernet shows a little more information than Little Snitch's Network Monitor.

Features are OK, could be a lot better for the price.

It also has a two terrible bugs:
- Causes a kernel panics
- Doesn't recognize non-native network interfaces.

Rubbernet is not ready for prime time.
[Version 1.1]


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Wizzard1 reviewed on 24 May 2011
The dev still has not changed their pricing. The web site does say a price but then they call out a special for introductory pricing but the pricing is still the same.

Yes, I have found that the background daemon also consumes a wack of CPU resources especially if you also have Little Snitch and Hands Off running.

I have not seen the "hover overs" being resolved nor any ability to again justify the pricing based on Little Snitch or Hands Off with less functionality.

What is does; it seems to do well albeit with a performance hit.

Better value is still Little Snitch and Hands Off for functionality and pricing. I do like the display of RubberNet ....
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

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Jimmysmits replied on 23 Aug 2011
I want it, but it is way overpriced. The "introductory price" seems a little fishy as well.
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L0xby reviewed on 01 May 2011
this app installs a background daemon that utilizes quite a bit of cpu power especially if you're running a bittorrent client. on my mbp, the daemon process was using 10% cpu usage according to activity monitor (compared to something like 0.1% for SurplusMeterAgent) while i was using Transmission.

perhaps the developer should consider using a daemon-less approach so that the app only monitors network usage when the app is open. personally, i don't really need it to monitor the network at all times; just when the app is open sufficient.
[Version 1.0]


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Wizzard1 reviewed on 25 Apr 2011
Interesting software but pricing in EUR makes this too expensive and to boot the site says "introductory pricing" but no pricing changes so I would assume that these are very high introductory pricing.

Overall the tool looks nice; rollover on some IP address does not show URL while others do; some other inconsistencies but since this is version 1.0 and to coincident with the "concept of introductory" pricing - the pricing is too high especially in EURs.

To be fair I have only played with it for about one hour and it was interesting to see the traffic but Little Snitch and Hands off do somewhat the same but they do have rules that allow blocking.

It would be nice if this also had that capability as well as "killing" a session plus capturing to a log file and as saving the graph. Might be worth the 30 EURs.

At least it has not crashed or failed to start. Have not been able to test any other Macs as far as remote monitoring nor the "multi-user" mode in a small way since it did show me my id, root, and one other id.
[Version 1.0]

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Wizzard1 replied on 28 Apr 2011
Interesting that rambaldi rated this as five stars without making any kind of comments or review. Would sure like to know reasons why the rating was five stars. This kinda of blind reviewing makes the rating very uneven and not valid .. ratings with out review/comment should not be allowed in the stats. I am sure anyone rating something at five stars would at least have something great to say .. maybe rambaldi is a friend or works for the company - giving a very uneven slant to this.

I would call this cowardly and not valid and as before should not be allowed.
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PRjohnson rated on 27 May 2014

[Version 1.2]



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fraenz rated on 17 Dec 2013

[Version 1.2]



+4

Sandwich rated on 18 Dec 2011

[Version 1.2]



Irrg rated on 25 May 2011

[Version 1.1]



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rambaldi rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:23,013
Version Downloads:22,406
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:22 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.99
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Rubbernet provides a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that's slowing down your network.

Features:
  • Real-time network dashboard:
    Rubbernet provides real-time monitoring so you can keep an eye on the exact state of your live network connections. With the Activity sidebar, you'll be able to see which applications are currently communicating over your network. When connections are idle, they will dim to let you know that traffic has stopped.
  • App bandwidth usage:
    Rubbernet provides a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to certain servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that's slowing down your network.
  • Live graphs:
    Real-time charting displays download and upload transfer rates for all active apps on all monitored Macs. Visualize your network usage and get a bead on network hogs before they get out of control.
  • Remote monitoring:
    Monitor all computers on your network from one Rubbernet instance on your Mac. No need to get up and open Rubbernet on a remote Mac to see its network statistics. Unlike other network monitoring tools, there is no complicated setup. It takes just a second to install or uninstall the necessary tools for Rubbernet to work. After that, they sit quietly in the background and provide the app with live data with minimal resource consumption.
  • Multi-user support:
    Have multiple user accounts on your Macs? Rubbernet automatically assigns every incoming and outgoing connections to the users they belong to.
  • One-click install/uninstall:
    Unlike other network monitoring tools, there is no complicated setup. It takes just a second to install or uninstall the necessary tools for Rubbernet to work. After that, they sit quietly in the background and provide the app with live data with minimal resource consumption.