BwanaDik
BwanaDik
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BwanaDik

Version 4.1.0

IP address (WAN and LAN) menu item.

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

Updated on Sep 08 2017

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

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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.
    roro01
    roro01
    Sep 9 2017
    4.1.0
    3.0
    Sep 9 2017
    3.0
    Version: 4.1.0
    Funny name for an application - bwana in East Africa is a boss or master.
    Diarbyrag
    Diarbyrag
    Aug 21 2017
    4.0.6
    5.0
    Aug 21 2017
    5.0
    Version: 4.0.6
    Brilliant, was using an old original version 3.3 which was still working fine on Sierra but getting an updated version on the App Store and for free is a nice bonus ! Nice work Henk, having my little green globe shining in the menu bar tells me all is well !
    WordWeaver
    WordWeaver
    Aug 21 2017
    4.0.5
    5.0
    Aug 21 2017
    5.0
    Version: 4.0.5
    Bwanadik 4.0.5 -- downloaded from the App Store -- is not working properly on an early 2009 24" iMac running 10.11.6. Somewhat similar to Jimw's comment below, 4.0.5 does not recognize my external IP address -- says it is unknown -- and it reports that I am not connected, which is contrary to the truth. So, I have the red menubar icon, instead of the green one. I am using an Airport Extreme router, BTW. Apparently, there is something in 4.0.5 that is causing the aforementioned problem. So, I deleted the complete "com.vanprosolutions.BwanaDik" folder from ~/Library/Containers -- it was the only Bwanadik-related files/folders that I could find on my hard drive -- and then reinstalled 4.0.4, which is working fine again. I am also curious as to why Bwanadik requires all of the following folders or folder aliases in its "Data" folder. Perhaps Van Pro Solutions would like to comment regarding this: Desktop Documents Downloads Library Movies Music Pictures Bwanadik has worked well for me for a number of years now. Thus, I am just subtracting half a star due to the current problems.
    GymW
    GymW
    Aug 20 2017
    4.0.5
    0.5
    Aug 20 2017
    0.5
    Version: 4.0.5
    Unfortunately, using an AT&T u-Verse Gateway to connect, and running MOS 10.12.6 it failed to recognize my WAN IP connection.. It also placed numerous files all over my boot drive which I found with File Buddy.
    anonymous-tapir-4715
    anonymous-tapir-4715
    Mar 15 2016
    3.3
    5.0
    Mar 15 2016
    5.0
    Version: 3.3
    Available in the Mac App Store - and you know Apple would *never* screw up.
    momijigari
    momijigari
    Apr 16 2015
    3.3
    5.0
    Apr 16 2015
    5.0
    Version: 3.3
    Does its job, and works on every OS so far.
    RogerKatz
    RogerKatz
    Jan 18 2015
    3.3
    5.0
    Jan 18 2015
    5.0
    Version: 3.3
    VanPro Solutions has taken over updates for BwanaDik. It's now at version 4.0.3 http://www.vanprosolutions.com/software/
    marzipan
    marzipan
    Nov 24 2010
    3.3
    0.0
    Nov 24 2010
    0.0
    Version: 3.3
    it could be that BwanaDik's been updated since the previous posters reviewed it, but for whatever reason, and speaking only of BwanaDik 3.3, i don't have any of the problems they describe. i've watched BD for a while in Activity Monitor and haven't seen it taking more than 1.0% of my CPU nor more than 18.3 MB of RAM. i'll keep an eye on it and see if it uses up more of anything than it should, but i run it constantly - and i don't shut my Macs down, either, so it frequently runs for weeks or months on end - and haven't yet traced any problems back to it. i don't remember that my experience was so problem-free with earlier versions (but neither do i remember that it wasn't), so i'm not going to say anything about that. but i do heartily recommend giving BwanaDik 3.3 a try. i think it's indispensable.
    Fishscale
    Fishscale
    Feb 10 2009
    3.2.1
    0.0
    Feb 10 2009
    0.0
    Version: 3.2.1
    I don't know why all these ip apps take up so much system resources. drives me crazy as I would like to see ipmenulet or ipmenu or bwanadik run all the time but they just eat up way more memory than they should. opening a browser and going to a proxyjudge gives your ip address with less system resources... not against bwanadik, just an issue with every "quick ip" app I have come across.
    ivanovitch
    ivanovitch
    Oct 31 2008
    3.2
    1.0
    Oct 31 2008
    1.0
    Version: 3.2
    I'd love to be able to say that I like this app, but when it consumed 95%-110% of my CPU (i.e. a runaway process), I had to ditch it. A real pity. I've noticed that it has a memory leak on a number of laptops that I've installed it on, and cannot recommend this app at all on that basis alone: it's too dangerous until it gets fixed. Other than that, it shows great potential, though I'll be looking for alternatives for now.
    Maulrat
    Maulrat
    Oct 15 2008
    3.2
    5.0
    Oct 15 2008
    5.0
    Version: 3.2
    I really like this little menu app for what it is. This is something that I always thought should be available from the Airport menu.
    Arnauld
    Arnauld
    Aug 3 2008
    3.1
    0.0
    Aug 3 2008
    0.0
    Version: 3.1
    If bwanadik doesn't work with Leopard (only local IP is shown in the menu), end it, clear the preference file "com.stimpsoft.bwanadik.plist" securely and restart a new copy of bwanadik 3.1. Since this procedure bwanadik worked again for me . I appreciate this software! TNX developer!
    Bertobox
    Bertobox
    Jan 15 2008
    3.1
    5.0
    Jan 15 2008
    5.0
    Version: 3.1
    Alas, we have a Leopard compatible version, THANK YOU BwanaDik gods [developers]!! **bow** **bow** Long live the BwanaDik developers!!
    Follerec
    Follerec
    Jan 15 2008
    3.1
    5.0
    Jan 15 2008
    5.0
    Version: 3.1
    Finally updated for Leopard. Was planning on doing it myself, but realized I do not have any coding skills at all. Great little menubar applet that just simply shows whether I have an Internet connection or not. I personally set it to "Small Aqua Spheres", which looks great on Leopard's (and Tiger's) menubar. That, in my opinion, would be a better default than the bigger globe icons. One wish: customizable servers for checking the external IP. There are plenty out there to choose from. And I'd love to setup my own for my personal use.
    Emdee
    Emdee
    Dec 8 2007
    3.0.4
    0.0
    Dec 8 2007
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.4
    Same problem for me. I've tried to delete preference file for this app and it works! Checking of external IP works again. ;-)
    Free
    Application is not under development & not supported.

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