Sonar
Sonar 2.0
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Reports file change activity on your hard drive.   Demo ($17.95)
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Sonar is a security tool that provides real-time reporting of file changes on your hard drive. It is a useful diagnostic tool and an invaluable aid for anyone who is serious about computer security.

Sonar reports file system activity. It reports all changes. It does not report reading activity. Sonar cannot prevent disk activity. It only can report it. However, you can use the information reported by Sonar to delete files you don't want on your hard drive.

Features:

  • Monitor untrusted software with Sonar to ensure it is not
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Now compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). It is expected to remain compatible with the soon-to-be-released Snow Leopard, Apple's new OS scheduled to be released later this year.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Atalantia commented on 08 Mar 2010
Still after 1 year 64Bit Machines a 64bit Version is not out from this programm. Are they still working on it?
[Version 2.0]


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Paladino commented on 15 Jul 2009
I gave "Sonar" a spin and have to say that the excellent and free "fSeventer" offers all the functionality and info that most anyone would want or need.
I'm staying with FSeventer.
I used Sonar's uninstaller to delete Sonar and then then used the outstanding and free "EasyFind" to look for any files/folders that Sonar's own uninstaller might have missed.
EasyFind found 14 of them.
I then typed in Matterform, and EasyFind came up with 8 more.
Interestingly, Matterform sells an uninstaller ("Yank"); its last iteration was way back in March '07 and which has gotten some less than stellar reviews from MacUpdate reviewers.
This does not inspire confidence.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2005
33 semolians (ouch!), when fseventer is free? How is this Sonar app better than fseventer?
[Version 1.0]

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fishscale replied on 29 Aug 2009
Why does Sonar leave all those files even though the app was uninstalled with it's uninstaller and your company sells a removal app named "yank." As I said in the promo, I think these apps look okay but in reality they are updated for new operating systems and then support/updates are no where to be seen until next MAJOR OS upgrade. '07? But now yank, sonar, etc... have been updated and put on mu promo. I get the feeling it is all about the money and not quality or customer service. Fseventer does what this app can, if you need permanent logs you will have a pretty long database for this app. Hell, you sell an uninstaller that can't uninstall your own apps completely. As I said in the promo.... be wary. If you like it, buy it. Maybe you see something we don't. My observations have shown infrequent updates... all I am saying. My 2 cents.
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Downloads:4,452
Version Downloads:1,784
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:14 Jul 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $17.95
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Sonar is a security tool that provides real-time reporting of file changes on your hard drive. It is a useful diagnostic tool and an invaluable aid for anyone who is serious about computer security.

Sonar reports file system activity. It reports all changes. It does not report reading activity. Sonar cannot prevent disk activity. It only can report it. However, you can use the information reported by Sonar to delete files you don't want on your hard drive.

Features:

  • Monitor untrusted software with Sonar to ensure it is not installing spyware or other unauthorized files without your knowledge. Or use Yank with Sonar technology to create simple uninstaller files.
  • Use Sonar to troubleshoot Spotlight-related slowdowns on your computer.
  • Developers can use Sonar to monitor how frequently their software writes to the hard drive. Use this information to optimize your program's hard drive usage.


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