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Gas Mask
Gas Mask
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Gas Mask free download for Mac

Gas Mask

Version 0.8.6

Hosts-file manager, edit hosts files, and switch between them.

4.4
Based on 36 user ratesRead reviews & comments

Gas Mask overview

Gas Mask is a simple hosts file manager. It enables you to edit hosts files and switch between them.

What’s new in version 0.8.6

Updated on Jun 25 2018

Version 0.8.6:
  • Changed how the hide editor window logic works so that relaunching is not necessary (by Andrew Muraco)
  • Upgraded the version of the Sparkle framework to the latest

Information

License

Free

Size

2.8 MB

Developer’s website

http://clockwise.ee

Downloads

252701

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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tdean9241
tdean9241
May 18 2021
0.8.6
4.0
May 18 2021
4.0
Version: 0.8.6
Amazingly simple in use. Given it 5 stars without any doubts!
ysabine9
ysabine9
May 9 2020
0.8.6
5.0
May 9 2020
5.0
Version: 0.8.6
it works which is good but i'm tyring to install sth but as soon as i want to open the installer it says you need to update but cant help when it says you need to update the new version can someone help?
sunrisedigital
sunrisedigital
Mar 25 2020
0.8.6
0.0
Mar 25 2020
0.0
Version: 0.8.6
its not needed do it manually. after reading this web site notes i found it is the same in iOS and on windows computers . read this. Blocking Websites Using the Windows Hosts File. https://helpdeskgeek.com/networking/edit-hosts-file/
popgunn3
popgunn3
Apr 26 2018
0.8.5
4.0
Apr 26 2018
4.0
Version: 0.8.5
So Far so good. 1) However, I am having difficulty blocking HTTPS:// sites. Is there something special that I am supposed to do to make the program block https:// sites? Currently I am logging in the site as (example)... 127.0.0.1 https://huffingtonpost.com Am I doing it correctly? 2) I am also having trouble with foreign websites from NZ etc. Gas Mask keeps underlining them in RED (same for https). Does the red underline mean anything??? 3) Is there an instruction manual for this program/app?
christopher-johnson
christopher-johnson
Jul 12 2017
0.8.5
0.0
Jul 12 2017
0.0
Version: 0.8.5
Is there a way to reorder items in the list in Gas Mask? I have a bunch of sequentially-numbered servers saved there and my need to have things listed in order is driving me crazy... If not here, is there a better forum to post my question?
joaopedros2
joaopedros2
Jan 22 2017
0.8.4
0.0
Jan 22 2017
0.0
Version: 0.8.4
On macOS Sierra 10.12.2 continues to crash. :(
Cowicide
Cowicide
Oct 11 2016
0.8.3
0.0
Oct 11 2016
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
CowTip: See Dev on GitHub for update beta that works with Sierra.
gabhishek51
gabhishek51
Sep 12 2016
0.8.3
5.0
Sep 12 2016
5.0
Version: 0.8.3
Gas mask prompt me for a password everytime i login to my system.This issue popped up after i upgraded to EL capitan.
Panocha
Panocha
Sep 11 2016
0.8.3
5.0
Sep 11 2016
5.0
Version: 0.8.3
Works great! I just wish there was a Pref Pane version too.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Jun 15 2016
0.8.3
4.0
Jun 15 2016
4.0
Version: 0.8.3
Despite the existing vulnerability, I give it high marks.

I've been using this app for quite some time and find it invaluable.
It makes it extremely easy to edit the hosts file, and multiple versions can be saved, making it quick and easy to switch between them (for testing etc.).

I currently have over 27000 entries, and haven't noticed a slowdown from the original hosts file.


This is a good source for hosts file blocklists:
https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

Lately I've been using the Unified hosts + gambling + porn list.
anonymous-lynx-5546
anonymous-lynx-5546
Feb 24 2016
0.8.3
5.0
Feb 24 2016
5.0
Version: 0.8.3
Oldie and still goodie.
uce-hole
uce-hole
Nov 21 2015
0.8.3
5.0
Nov 21 2015
5.0
Version: 0.8.3
One of those useful little utilities that has been around for years & is still being updated. Thank you dev!
stu241
stu241
Jun 30 2015
0.8.1
2.0
Jun 30 2015
2.0
Version: 0.8.1
It worked perfectly as it should. But then I closed the program and I now can't find it to use it again or modify what I have done. It isn't in the Apps folder and I have searched for it in spotlight and finder and can only find the installation file (which does nothing now when I click on it). Help! Where does this program install?
Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin
Mar 31 2015
0.8.1
5.0
Mar 31 2015
5.0
Version: 0.8.1
Works exactly as advertised; even in Yosemite! Thanks very much!
Kobalt
Kobalt
Nov 16 2014
0.8
5.0
Nov 16 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
Incremental update available fro GitHub https://github.com/2ndalpha/gasmask/releases/tag/0.8.1
Drdul
Drdul
Sep 10 2014
0.8
5.0
Sep 10 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
I've been wanting to use my hosts file to block access to undesirable websites, but didn't want the hassles of manually editing and updating it. Then I discovered Gas Mask, which makes it oh-so-easy to use alternate hosts files. All I had to do was launch it, add a new remote hosts file (I use http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts), activate the new hosts file, and I'm done. It will update the hosts file when new versions are available, so I don't have to do anything more. And as an added bonus, I have cool gas mask icon in my menubar.
exiter
exiter
Sep 7 2014
0.8
5.0
Sep 7 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
Very useful!
umzyi
umzyi
Aug 1 2014
0.8
5.0
Aug 1 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
Awesome software
Xenophile
Xenophile
Jul 1 2014
0.8
5.0
Jul 1 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
Awesome! Gas Mask not only edits hosts files with ease, it also manages multiple hosts files. I like that it stays out of the way unless I'm using it, unlike another hosts file editor that plops itself in my System Preferences pane. The icon is the ultimate in cool. I put it in my dock just to show it off. Works fine in Mavericks 10.9.3.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Jun 24 2014
0.8
5.0
Jun 24 2014
5.0
Version: 0.8
Makes it so-o easy to edit my host file!
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