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BwanaDik for Mac

IP address (WAN and LAN) menu item.

Free
In English
Version 4.1.0
4.6
Based on 28 user rates

BwanaDik overview

BwanaDik is an IP address (WAN and LAN) menu item. Yes, another IP address app. Just what the world needs. You may be asking yourself, "Why the heck does the world need another IP address application?" Well, it doesn't. But I did. I looked all over for an IP address app that met my needs, and never found one. So I wrote my own. Here's what I wanted in an IP app:

  • small, simple, and resides in the menu bar;
  • monitors my network for a good connection, and if the connection is lost, let me know with an alert the second it comes back online; and
  • quickly copy my WAN and LAN IP address to the menu bar.

The second point is the more important, which is really why I wrote this thing. See, I work at a coffee shop that has a really crappy DSL line, and an even crappier Airport Base Station. The connection comes and goes every 5 minutes. And there is nothing more frustrating than opening up Safari and typing in a search in the address bar, only to be slapped with an alert-sheet saying the site cannot be found. Then I have to sit around watching my network control panel to see when I'm back online again, because a lot of times the info I need on the Web is for work.

Now, with BwanaDik, I can look at the menu bar and know right away if I can access the Internet or not. Even better, when my network is back online, BwanaDik lets me know right away with an alert window. So now I can keep typing code and when the network is ready, I can go do my searches and whatnot.

What’s new in version 4.1.0

Version 4.1.0:
  • Re-incorporated email notifications
  • Small improvements to the log view
  • Added a new external IP source - https://www.ipify.org
  • Added a new external IP source - https://ifcfg.me
  • Added a new external IP source - https://myexternalip.com
  • Added a new external IP source - http://ipecho.net
  • Added a new external IP source - https://www.icanhazip.com
  • Added a new external IP source - https://www.ipinfo.io
  • Added a new external IP source - https://www.trackip.net
  • Added a new external IP source - https://ipapi.co
  • Added a new external IP source - https://freegeoip.net
  • Added a new external IP source - https://ident.me
  • Fixed a bug to ensure that the menubar icon is valid

BwanaDik for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.1.0
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4.6

(45 Reviews of BwanaDik)

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Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Jan 15 2020
4.1.0
5.0
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Version: 4.1.0
Love It!
TJLuoma
TJLuoma
Jul 14 2019
4.1.0
0.0
Jul 14 2019
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
As of 2019-07-13, http://www.vanprosolutions.com/ is down and the Mac App Store link says that it's no longer available. Wonder what happened.
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Feb 26 2019
4.1.0
5.0
Feb 26 2019
5.0
Version: 4.1.0
Still the best FREE IP address -- WAN and LAN -- menubar app out there. I have been using it for years on several machines. This is a must-have utility for all Internet users. Thanks again John Schilling and Henk vanBruggen.
Balmac
Balmac
Nov 5 2018
4.1.0
5.0
Nov 5 2018
5.0
Version: 4.1.0
BwanaDik has been around for years and is the best little IP utility you can have on your Mac. Would use it every day.
Freeshare
Freeshare
Mar 11 2018
4.1.0
4.5
Mar 11 2018
4.5
Version: 4.1.0
Does its job, very well.
mciocca
mciocca
Oct 31 2021
4.1.0
5.0
Oct 31 2021
5.0
Version: 4.1.0
winonafonda
winonafonda
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
Ok14me21
Ok14me21
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Jan 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
Feb 26 2019
5.0
Feb 26 2019
5.0
Version: null
Balmac
Balmac
Nov 5 2018
5.0
Nov 5 2018
5.0
Version: null
Freeshare
Freeshare
Mar 11 2018
4.5
Mar 11 2018
4.5
Version: null
roro01
roro01
Sep 9 2017
3.0
Sep 9 2017
3.0
Version: null
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Aug 21 2017
5.0
Aug 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
GymW
GymW
Aug 20 2017
0.5
Aug 20 2017
0.5
Version: null
RunTime
RunTime
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Feb 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Mar 15 2016
5.0
Mar 15 2016
5.0
Version: null
momijigari
momijigari
Apr 16 2015
5.0
Apr 16 2015
5.0
Version: null
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jan 18 2015
5.0
Jan 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
ivanovitch
ivanovitch
Oct 31 2008
1.0
Oct 31 2008
1.0
Version: null
Maulrat
Maulrat
Oct 15 2008
5.0
Oct 15 2008
5.0
Version: null
Bertobox
Bertobox
Jan 15 2008
5.0
Jan 15 2008
5.0
Version: null
Follerec
Follerec
Jan 15 2008
5.0
Jan 15 2008
5.0
Version: null
Sapigila
Sapigila
Dec 20 2006
5.0
Dec 20 2006
5.0
Version: null
CheepnisAroma
CheepnisAroma
Oct 24 2006
5.0
Oct 24 2006
5.0
Version: null
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Oct 4 2006
5.0
Oct 4 2006
5.0
Version: null
Sublinear
Sublinear
Sep 9 2006
5.0
Sep 9 2006
5.0
Version: null
Thebryceman
Thebryceman
Jun 6 2006
4.5
Jun 6 2006
4.5
Version: null
Macs-R-We
Macs-R-We
May 2 2006
5.0
May 2 2006
5.0
Version: null
Jay3ld
Jay3ld
Dec 19 2005
5.0
Dec 19 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2005
5.0
Nov 24 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2005
4.5
Mar 1 2005
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 26 2005
4.8
Jan 26 2005
4.8
Version: null
Gufus
Gufus
Dec 7 2004
4.8
Dec 7 2004
4.8
Version: null