Sonar
Sonar
2.0

0.0

Sonar free download for Mac

Sonar

2.0
14 July 2009

Reports file change activity on your hard drive.

Overview

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.

What's new in Sonar

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.

3 Sonar Reviews

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Paladino
15 July 2009

Most helpful

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.
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Version 2.0
Atalantia
08 March 2010
Still after 1 year 64Bit Machines a 64bit Version is not out from this programm. Are they still working on it?
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Version 2.0
Paladino
15 July 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.
Like (10)
Version 2.0
Anonymous
07 September 2005
33 semolians (ouch!), when fseventer is free? How is this Sonar app better than fseventer?
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Matterform Media
Matterform Media
20 September 2005
Thanks for asking! Here is a run down of what Sonar has over a free program: More details in the logs. Searchable logs. Permanent logs. Kernel integration separated from the UI for improved reliability. Tech support, manual, etc. And, we're having a sale this week :-)
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Version 1.0
Fishscale
Fishscale
29 August 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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Version 2.0
$17.95

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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