Discovery
Discovery
2.0.3

4.8

Discovery free download for Mac

Discovery

2.0.3
05 February 2019

Browse available Bonjour network services.

Overview

Discovery (formerly Bonjour Browser) is a utility that displays all of the Bonjour services available on the local network or on Wide-Area Bonjour domains. Use it to debug your latest program, detect computers connected to your network, or just keep tabs on what services are available. Perfect for network admins or developers.

This application is the successor to the venerable Bonjour Browser.app.

Features:
  • Browses for services on local or remote domains using Bonjour
  • Automatically detects all available local domains and services
  • Displays information about each service, including domain name, IP address(es), and TXT record

What's new in Discovery

Version 2.0.3:
  • Display recommended browsing domains with spaces correctly instead of showing 32 escapes
  • Sort domains and services case-insensitively

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11 Discovery Reviews

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Anonymous
21 November 2003

Most helpful

Most excellent. Very useful, simple, good interface.
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Version 1.0
signalprocessor
18 March 2013
Thanks for providing such a great tool for developers, I use this tool daily. If you're ever considering an update- a PAID update- it would be useful to be able to see which network interface certain records are being published to, and some of the other mDNS flags available such as local-only, unicast, p2p, and AWDS, etc.
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Version 1.5.6
uce-hole
17 December 2012
So Simple, so effective.
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Version 1.5.6
Tonyboy
15 April 2009
Bonjour Browser is a great little tool for debugging various network problems (e.g. with a printer, Airport Express, etc...). I use it often in my job as a sysadmin, as well as at home, when troubleshooting my home network. A killer addition to this utility would be an accompanying command-line tool, similar to dig, but for mDNS. `mdig Fallout.local.` To my knowledge, no such tool exists for the Mac.
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Version 1.5.6
1 answer(s)
A-Carracho
A-Carracho
27 May 2009
Tonyboy -- Pardon me, please, if I misunderstood you and you are already aware of this. There is a command-line utility testing and reporting tool for multicast DNS in the current builds of both Tiger and Leopard. Called 'dns-sd' (with sd as shorthand for Service Discovery) it's a replacement for the less-informative mDNS command. dns-sd is meant for interactive service discovery, not for scripting (its API's, however, are listed in /usr/include/dns_sd.h.) Obviously, 'man dns-sd' will explain it far better than I.
Like (1)
Version 1.5.6
Ricardo-Batista
08 March 2009
Most Excellent! A must have application for any developer who needs to use network services. And for the curious user, this app can even help you troubleshoot your mac and see if some app is actually working or not, you can also discover things running in the background of your mac you had no idea where running. Simply Awesome.
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Version 1.5.6
Kballard
07 June 2005
Warning: this build of Bonjour Browser does not appear to actually run on Jaguar. I'm still investigating why this is so. But until I figure out what's going on, if you're using Jaguar, don't upgrade yet.
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Version 1.5.5
Anonymous
25 May 2005
AWESOME! Great! Just the app I was looking for! I want a way of finding who else has what rendezvous services on a network... 4 stars for features and ease of use because I would like it to sort by host and tell me what their services are, not by me and sort by service. 5 for value because it's FREE! 5 for stability because it hasn't crashed yet!
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Version 1.5.3
1 answer(s)
Kballard
Kballard
06 June 2005
I'd love to add that feature, but unfortunately it's impossible. It would require resolving every single service as I find it, which would put a massive load on the network and would also fail to update the services if the host ever changes.
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Version 1.5.5
Anonymous
11 February 2005
This app is very useful, if you're not a network/unix expert and you're trying to figure out which ports are used by which applications in order to configure the built-in OS X firewall. In other words: without this app I wouldn't know how to find out.
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Version 1.5.3
Morganizer
16 March 2004
Simple, complete, and powerful. I had no idea that so many services were announced via rendezvous. This utility makes it simple to see the network services of other macs on the network are configured.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
13 December 2003
cool and it's free
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Version 1.3.2
Anonymous
08 December 2003
*** AWK ! *** This app is too perfect to be true. Apple has this great technology, which is %100 completely useless without this app. This should be part of the basic sytem install? What on earth is Apple doing????? THIS APPLICATION RECCOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE. (who is not a networking genius) Thank you!
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Version 1.3.1
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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