BwanaDik
BwanaDik
4.1.0

4.1

BwanaDik free download for Mac

BwanaDik

4.1.0
08 September 2017

IP address (WAN and LAN) menu item.

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 BwanaDik

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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43 BwanaDik Reviews

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Maulrat
15 October 2008

Most helpful

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.
Like (3)
Version 3.2
TJLuoma
14 July 2019
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.
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Version 4.1.0
WordWeaver
26 February 2019
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.
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Version 4.1.0
Balmac
05 November 2018
BwanaDik has been around for years and is the best little IP utility you can have on your Mac. Would use it every day.
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Version 4.1.0
Freeshare
11 March 2018
Does its job, very well.
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Version 4.1.0
roro01
09 September 2017
Funny name for an application - bwana in East Africa is a boss or master.
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Version 4.1.0
1 answer(s)
billybien
billybien
13 September 2017
Its a Frank Zappa reference
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Diarbyrag
21 August 2017
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 !
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Version 4.0.6
WordWeaver
21 August 2017
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.
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Version 4.0.5
1 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
21 August 2017
Bwanadik is working again with 4.0.6. Thanks Henk for quickly finding and fixing the problem. :)
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Jimw
20 August 2017
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.
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Version 4.0.5
zo219
15 March 2016
Available in the Mac App Store - and you know Apple would *never* screw up.
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Version 3.3
momijigari
16 April 2015
Does its job, and works on every OS so far.
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Version 3.3
Free

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
Developer Website: 
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