Locamatic
Locamatic
2.6

4.7

Locamatic free download for Mac
13 October 2013

Prefpane updates your wireless network location automatically (beta).

Overview

Locamatic is a preference pane that allows Macs to automatically update their location based on wireless network connection.

What's new in Locamatic

Version 2.6:
  • Updated UI and functionality
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10 Reviews of Locamatic

45rpm-Software
20 August 2008
Version: 2.1

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I'd just like to comment on the reviews pointing out that Marco Polo and Location X are more flexible. It's true. They are. They also represent the same excellent value for money (all are free). But the thing to remember is that all three apps do what they do slightly differently - so download them all and find out which one fits your needs most closely. Marco Polo and Location X both permit fuzzy identification of your location - you they use an evidence based system, weighing up USB, Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet etc. before deciding on a location. Locamatic is simpler. It just checks to see which ethernet or wifi connection your Mac is connected to and sets the location accordingly. Why? Well, I couldn't see the advantage of the fuzzy method. If you can then Marco Polo and Location X are both excellent alternatives. Marco Polo and Location X are both applications. They can be set to load at startup and not trouble you with their existence, but you need to set them from their own application windows. Locamatic is a Preference Pane. Why? Well, I figured that you set everything else from the Preferences application and so it'd annoy me if Locamatic was any different. Locamatic (just so that there is no confusion) is still being developed, I haven't abandoned it. It configures proxies, homepage and default printer on the basis of connected ethernet or wifi connections. And it uses no memory or CPU until a connection changes - and then it's active for a few seconds before disappearing again. Now go! Download all three!
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5
RichC4292
09 April 2014
Version: 2.6
Love that it automatically switches my network location profiles accordingly to whichever wifi ssid or network name i choose. This plugin should have been built into Mac OS X long ago! Works for me on OS X Mavericks.
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Tonden
11 October 2011
Version: 2.1
Does it work under Lion?
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Higherterrain
06 August 2011
Version: 2.1
I found it does'nt work, since my WiFi connection name is different than my network name and this app can't tell the difference.
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Design-Q
20 May 2009
Version: 2.1
I found that this PreferencePane preventing me from connecting to my 3 UK mobile broadband using ZTE MF627 HSDPA USB modem. Disable or removing the pref. pane fixes this problem. Don't know how it interfere since WiFi/modem uses different settings but I have to remove this fine PreferencePane from my user library so I could connect to the internet while on the move. Latest OS X on PPC G4 PB
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Bruce-dxine-net
15 April 2009
Version: 2.1
I found this to be perfect for my needs. There are a few things that I have questions about such as the control over Firefox which I needed a Firefox plug-in for. Also why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically turn on the AirPort connection after a restart? Otherwise, I look forward to the next update.
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45rpm-Software
20 August 2008
Version: 2.1
I'd just like to comment on the reviews pointing out that Marco Polo and Location X are more flexible. It's true. They are. They also represent the same excellent value for money (all are free). But the thing to remember is that all three apps do what they do slightly differently - so download them all and find out which one fits your needs most closely. Marco Polo and Location X both permit fuzzy identification of your location - you they use an evidence based system, weighing up USB, Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet etc. before deciding on a location. Locamatic is simpler. It just checks to see which ethernet or wifi connection your Mac is connected to and sets the location accordingly. Why? Well, I couldn't see the advantage of the fuzzy method. If you can then Marco Polo and Location X are both excellent alternatives. Marco Polo and Location X are both applications. They can be set to load at startup and not trouble you with their existence, but you need to set them from their own application windows. Locamatic is a Preference Pane. Why? Well, I figured that you set everything else from the Preferences application and so it'd annoy me if Locamatic was any different. Locamatic (just so that there is no confusion) is still being developed, I haven't abandoned it. It configures proxies, homepage and default printer on the basis of connected ethernet or wifi connections. And it uses no memory or CPU until a connection changes - and then it's active for a few seconds before disappearing again. Now go! Download all three!
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Hallinskide
10 March 2008
Version: 2.0.5b
Sounds similar to Marco Polo which I am using and which seems to be a lot more flexible in how it can detect your location and what settings it can change. I think I'll stick to MP for now ...
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dan-friml
09 March 2008
Version: 2.0.5b
Excellent and free! Works great and has all features I need. 5 star!
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Guntis
06 May 2007
Version: 1.1
Not bad, especially if it's freeware. I use Location X, which is shareware, but it can also automatically change default printer, default e-mail account and outgoing mail server, default home page in my browser. All depending on the wireless network.
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Cruzmisl
20 April 2007
Version: 1.0
I've been looking for something like this since I started my new job. Their network consists of manually assigned IPs, while my home network automatic. Having to change this stuff sysprefs was getting kind of annoying for someone that wants to open his laptop and have the internet just work. I'm actually surprised that this functionality isn't built in to OSX. Anyway, thanks for this app!
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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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