OpenDNS Updater
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Keep dynamic IP information up to date on OpenDNS website.   Free
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OpenDNS Updater is a small menu bar application that helps you keep your Dynamic IP information up to date on the OpenDNS website.
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • Ask for email instead of username as logging credentials
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 3.x:
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Aklein3876 commented on 16 Sep 2012
This is not a new release. The modification date on this app is Wednesday, June 16, 2010. I'm not sure why it's listed on MacUpdate today.
[Version 3.0]

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Derekcurrie replied on 16 Sep 2012
Exactly. Version 3.0 is from June 16, 2010. But it is the latest version and it works just fine, right on up through OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I'm an OpenDNS fan and always have this running.

You might want to check out their DNSCrypt app as well. It is currently in beta but also works fine on up through 10.8. It sets up your DNS queries to use OpenDNS and also encrypts all your queries. This is a useful service if you're stuck using a Wi-Fi hotspot that has no router encryption. (Just remember to also connect to all your websites using SSL via HTTPS:// URLs as well!)

Negritude tipped on 15 Jul 2010
The link to the official OpenDNS Mac client can be found here:

Version 3.0 was just released.
[Version 2.7]

Zweisoft (developer) commented on 05 Sep 2009
NOTICE: The OpenDNS team recently released an “Official” Mac OpenDNS client. Once the client is out of beta status I will be retiring my version of the updater as it is no longer needed. Further information about the new client can be found in the OpenDNS Forums.

Official Client Link -

OpenDNS Forum Link -
[Version 2.7]


Drdul commented on 20 Apr 2009
I like OpenDNS Updater, but I don't like the menubar icon. Any chance of a new (or alternative) icon that's not so in-your-face? Or even better, how about saving me some space in my already crowded menubar, and convert OpenDNS Updater to a preference pane?
[Version 2.7]

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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 21 Apr 2009
OpenDNS has another service called DNS-O-Matic that I use to update all my dyn dns services (like
It still uses menu bar space, but at least I'm using a single app for all my dns issues.
If you want to give it a try (it's free) he url is:
Zweisoft (developer) replied on 21 Apr 2009
Actually, I HAVE been thinking about redesigning the menubar icon. I'll keep that in mind for the next release.

Drdul replied on 22 Apr 2009
@Zwei: Great! I'll look forward to a new icon.

@Pedro: Thanks for the tip about DNS-O-Matic (great name!).
Zweisoft (developer) replied on 05 Sep 2009
See comment above.


Pietro-Cristofoli reviewed on 06 Oct 2008
Does what it claims ... thanks!

One request though: a spash screen that announces that the app has been launched and is working in the background would help (double-clicking the app only adds a new item in the menu bar).
[Version 2.5]


Sebehk commented on 22 May 2008
Outstanding software! It does what it says. Simple and unobtrusive.
[Version 2.5]

Zweisoft (developer) commented on 06 Mar 2008
For those of you using Unsanity haxies, OpenDNS Updater may quit at launch. Put OpenDNS Updater in the global exclusion list in the APE preference pane and it should fix the problem.
[Version 2.2]


tterrag reviewed on 22 Oct 2007
This app/script allows those with a dynamic IP address (any consumer cable or DSL subscriber) to use for faster DNS lookups. Software developer is very responsive and the application is a must for OpenDNS users.

Note: You can use OpenDNS without the app; insructions at:

Advanced OpenDNS features require you to update your record when your IP address changes. This app does it automatically!
[Version 2.0]


Tupring commented on 07 Sep 2007
Very Nice! Thanks.
[Version 1.0]

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Doctorfo rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 2.7]

Version Downloads:1,650
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
Date:16 Sep 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Overall (Version 3.x):
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OpenDNS Updater is a small menu bar application that helps you keep your Dynamic IP information up to date on the OpenDNS website.

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