MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo
2.5

5.0

MarcoPolo free download for Mac

MarcoPolo

2.5
19 November 2007

Logically and automatically sets your location settings.

Overview

MarcoPolo exists because the Mac OS X concept of a "location" is a collection of settings for your computer's networking devices. Switching your current location is much easier than changing all those individual settings, yet you still have to explicitly switch to the correct location each time.

MarcoPolo brings context-aware computing to your portable Mac computer. It allows your computer to determine its context through gathering evidence from your environment (evidence sources), using flexible rule-based fuzzy matching to make an educated guess (rules), and then performing arbitrary actions upon changing context (actions).

MarcoPolo's concept of contexts is a generalisation of a location, and encompasses more than just where your computer is. A context might represent what you are doing, or what else is going on around you.

MarcoPolo quietly stays in the status bar at the top of your screen (right-hand side of the menu bar), from where it can be configured to your own needs.

What's new in MarcoPolo

Version 2.5:

Note from the developer: "Sadly, I have not had time to maintain MarcoPolo for the last few years, and it is becoming less functional. For instance, the WiFi evidence source does not work on Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7. Much of it still works, but you should consider this software unsupported."

  • Implemented ScreenSaverStart action (Trac #142)
  • Implement DesktopBackground action (Trac #173)
  • Make MailSMTPServer action only change enabled Mail.app accounts
  • Avoid refreshing context data if a context name is being edited (Trac #154)
  • Preserve selection in default context selector when contexts change (Trac #125).
  • Mac OS X 10.5 fixes:
    • Fix ScreenSaverPassword action on Leopard (Trac #168)
    • Fix VPNAction under Leopard (Trac #165; by Mark Wallis)
    • Disable FirewallRuleAction execution under Leopard or later (just for now)
  • Update USB vendor and OUI databases

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4 MarcoPolo Reviews

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resuna
09 July 2007

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Interesting. This looks similar to a set of scripts I wrote called "OnLocation", except working from the other end of the stick. What I do is run "enter" and "exit" scripts when the location or SSID changes... what you're doing is changing the location instead. My synergy-sense is tingling. Might be an idea to polish off OnLocation and post it.
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Version 1.4.3
resuna
09 July 2007
Interesting. This looks similar to a set of scripts I wrote called "OnLocation", except working from the other end of the stick. What I do is run "enter" and "exit" scripts when the location or SSID changes... what you're doing is changing the location instead. My synergy-sense is tingling. Might be an idea to polish off OnLocation and post it.
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Version 1.4.3
Fishnchips
04 July 2007
Awesome product. Just what I need for the daily trip back and forth to work. Saves me remembering to set the Proxies, etc.
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Version 1.4
Xsmurf
27 March 2007
DB: I'd add, how does this compare to Home Zone, why IMO will go Shareware after it's final release :/ Any plans on supporting WiFi detection? This is for me the main detection mode, but I have to agree IP based is very interesting! I'll have to give this a shot. Can't wait for you to release the source so we can all start working, errr I mean put our coding monkeys on it :P
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Version 0.8
db
27 March 2007
thank you for this David. I'm curious to learn how this compares to Home and Away http://maccrafters.com/home_and_away/index.html
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Version 0.8
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Robk
Robk
07 May 2007
For a comparision with Home and Away and other apps, just visit the Home Page for Marco Polo. See http://www.symonds.id.au/marcopolo/
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Version 1.1.5
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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