IP in menubar
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Displays your IP address in the menubar.   Free
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IP in menubar displays the current IP of your Mac in the top right area of the menu bar.
What's New
Version 4.3:
  • Fixed a bug with OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Added option to show extra text. You need to write it yourself in preferences file.
  • Added option to show all IPs of the Mac.
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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IP in menubar User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Barry5p reviewed on 20 Feb 2012
IP in menubar is almost perfect.
I love the option of the smaller font and the way that it updates immediately when using VPN.
As I am using it primarily with VPN. It would be nice to retain my original IP address as a reference next to the new VPN current IP.
Also another feature that I would like to see is the country of origin of the VPN IP that I have been allocated.
Would that be possible?
Thanks again for a very useful tool.
[Version 4.3]


RexYgrek commented on 09 Nov 2008
Why is IP in Menu Bar 4.1 so big (12.9MB) and an app that appears to do the same thing (IPMenulet 1.0) so small (172KB)? What does this app do that IPMenulet 1.0 doesn't do? And why the huge difference in size of the two apps?
[Version 4.1]

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fishscale replied on 22 Apr 2009
Easy answer: IP in menubar is coded in real basic, an easy language to learn, visual, pretty much anyone that can drag and drop can code an app in rb. They are not as pretty as cocoa apps, not as fast, and as you noticed not as small in terms of app size but it also hogs resources more than a clean cocoa app.

RB is really for people who either don't know much coding or who want to make multi-platform apps since rb can be ran on any OS. If your on a mac, use cocoa apps and in this case, ipmenulet.

Both apps are opensource at their respective sites so go and play!!

Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2005
Wow. Nearly a meg for a one-trick pony, whereas MenuMeters does this and quite a number of other functions at less than half the size.

That's REALCr...REALBasic for you.
[Version 3.1]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Jan 2005
I don't understand complaints about file size these days. Are people still using 14k modems with 10mb hard drives?
Anonymous commented on 26 Jan 2005
I believe his point was that, as hardware costs have declined -- especially storage costs -- many companies & programmers have become lazy and much less efficient as a result. I'm not saying this programmer is lazy at all -- but perhaps the makers of RealBasic aren't really making "tight and efficent" software.

Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2004
A great little app. I change locations often. With this app, I can easily see when the new IP has connected (and connected correctly) without having to click a drop down menu.

Sometimes the simplest apps are the most useful. Certainly this one is.
[Version 2.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 01 Mar 2004
Simple quick and easy....

I have it set at startup and having to bounce around among different wifi networks I know my connection is working when I see the IP address kick in....

been using it since June of last year with no problems

currently running panther 10.3.2
[Version 2.0]

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Version Downloads:3,276
Type:Utilities : Network
Date:19 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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IP in menubar displays the current IP of your Mac in the top right area of the menu bar.

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