Meter
Meter 3.7
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Network activity monitor and traffic logger.   Demo ($29.95)
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Meter is a network traffic logger that allows you to monitor all Internet and network traffic on your Mac, showing you exactly what was transmitted and to where.

This includes all traffic initiated by software applications, services, Web sites etc. The capability to audit what flows in and out of every piece of software is critical for security aware users. ProteMac Meter provides real-time processes (applications and services) monitoring and shows the history of every network activity.

The program shows extensive information about each connection: application
What's New
Version 3.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Corpsecorps reviewed on 22 Aug 2009
I have no trouble with it running. It does a fair job of what it's intended for, though i've encountered some bad behaviors, like once having all it's buttons and menus become frozen for a few minutes.

One time when i clicked to get the time graph for a specific app, PMM just sat there. Eventually it came back to life, i tried it again and it worked.

The most peculiar behavior is how while hidden because i'm not actually consulting it, PMM suddenly appears just to show me a dialog saying to wait a few minutes while it clears a cache or something.

Since i'm using the application at the moment and it's just recording traffic in the background, why on earth should i be told to wait a few minutes while it does maintenance of some kind? It doesn't even say WHAT it is that i cannot do while it's performing it. i.e. the reason i must wait.
[Version 2.8]


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Jdrwiebe reviewed on 12 Aug 2009
froze after install. Force quite. No real help on their website. Rare comments on their forum page. Poor support. I bought it. Big Mistake.
[Version 2.8]

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Corpsecorps replied on 22 Aug 2009
A comment or trouble shooting post would be appropriate.

I find it irritating when people give an app the lowest score because it doesn't run. Obviously it must run for many people or there would be a flood of such comments, or very few downloads.

It's not informative or realistic to give an application the worst rating until you actually HAVE used it.
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Xenophile replied on 29 Dec 2010
Good point Corpse', but check the other comments. This app is hanging for many users.
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Missingpersons commented on 12 Jun 2009
Hung Immediately. Stay away.
[Version 2.7]


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Metryq commented on 09 Sep 2008
No humans in the loop -- I've bought lots of software on-line, and the process is usually quite seamless. I'm not sure if I was dealing with GeoVid or Plimus; I think Plimus handles the on-line sales. This had to be the more paranoid transaction for a $29 app I've ever encountered. "E-mail for serial number must match e-mail address with PayPal." "Please submit phone number for verification." Then when my cell phone didn't ring -- it was right with me the whole time -- I checked the voice message which stated that "efforts to reach me failed, please go to URL address to verify that you did order this item," etc. Then the confirming e-mail told me I had to wait 48 hours while my order was being reviewed.

It's a $29 app!

Then I had to go digging for the serial number -- which the Web site finally surrendered to me -- when I did not get any further e-mails after four days.

The final punch-line? The app kept hanging, "ProteMac Meter not responding."

Force quit.

Delete.
[Version 1.0]


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John Quinn had trouble on 27 May 2009
This is so far the only traffic monitoring app I have seen that actually allocates the overall traffic to specific applications. So far so good. However, it records my traffic only very sporadically, which renders the app useless. Example: While other apps I use show my traffic of the last two weeks to be 3.5 GB, ProteMac Meter (monitoring "all applications") indicates an overall traffic of 208 MB (!). How is that possible?
[Version 2.3]


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Downloads:9,772
Version Downloads:2,983
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Demo
Date:10 Sep 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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Meter is a network traffic logger that allows you to monitor all Internet and network traffic on your Mac, showing you exactly what was transmitted and to where.

This includes all traffic initiated by software applications, services, Web sites etc. The capability to audit what flows in and out of every piece of software is critical for security aware users. ProteMac Meter provides real-time processes (applications and services) monitoring and shows the history of every network activity.

The program shows extensive information about each connection: application network connections, host availability, remote host name, amounts of incoming and outgoing traffic through connection or application, timestamps of the first and last activity, application that initiated or accepted this connection, full path to the application the process belongs to, and much more. The traffic summary indicator shows an upload and download speed graph and traffic totals.

Visualizing your Internet activity is simple, even for inexperienced users. You can view all established connections, monitor network and per application traffic over a certain period, setup various notifications and much more. Use ProteMac Meter right from your menubar floating diagrams to see the application and network bytes flow.


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