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Gas Mask
Gas Mask
0.8.6
4.4
0.0
Gas Mask free download for Mac

Gas Mask for Mac0.8.6

25 June 2018

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

What is Gas Mask for Mac

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

What's new in Gas Mask

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
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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!
Istra
Istra
Jun 23 2014
0.6
4.5
Jun 23 2014
4.5
Version: 0.6
new version (0.8) functioning OK on Mavericks OSX 10.9.3 is out at: http://github.com/2ndalpha/gasmask
sambear1965
sambear1965
May 18 2014
0.6
0.0
May 18 2014
0.0
Version: 0.6
Is this utility abandonware?
Jeepster
Jeepster
Jun 29 2013
0.6
4.5
Jun 29 2013
4.5
Version: 0.6
A most excellent useful utility that makes editing the hosts file child's play. Three minor issues that I have:- 1. using this utility adds and additional 'Permissions Repair' job to OS X's permission repair procedure when executed from Disk Utility. There is a permission repair for the 'hosts file' that never goes away every single time permission repair is executed. It is perpetual. 2. Not sure why, but if I click on setting within Gas Mask the setting windows won't show unless I open the editor window and then suddenly both windows open. This never happened on a previous version (a few versions back I think).... Or is it the other way round, i.e. click on settings to get the editor window open; I'm not 100% because I've just reinstalled Mac OS X & Bootcamp and have yet to install Gas Mask back as well as many other apps. 3. If I remember correctly, Gas Mask may not always automatically run upon 'log-in/boot up' even though start with login is enabled. Otherwise an excellent utility and a must have if above could be remedied.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Mar 19 2013
0.6
0.0
Mar 19 2013
0.0
Version: 0.6
The latest version (0.7) is somewhat broken. The app opens but no visible window is shown. I have to manually stop the process to make it quit.
MisterE
MisterE
Mar 3 2013
0.6
0.0
Mar 3 2013
0.0
Version: 0.6
A good addition would be a button to flush the dnscacheutil or a preference to do it when the app is quit perhaps.
Intelligentdna
Intelligentdna
Sep 21 2012
0.6
5.0
Sep 21 2012
5.0
Version: 0.6
Excellent... simple and it works. I switch hosts files constantly as I develop on my local server but want to keep domain references when I move the files to the live server. I was about to say it'd be nice to have a menubar selection for my hosts files... then I looked at the menubar... it's there. Well thought out... well executed... I'm off to the developer's site to donate.
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Jan 16 2012
0.5.1
5.0
Jan 16 2012
5.0
Version: 0.5.1
Exceptional, though there are three things I would like to see added or addressed. First, it shouldn't need to run resident if the host file is truly being reinitiated via a cache flush. Second, it is quite slow to launch, though in part that might be that I'm using a hefty host file with additions from some of the adblock IP sites out there. Third, and this is a very minor idea, it might be nice for some who are timid about this kind of thing to have a little "wizard" dialogue that walks a timid newbie through adding and entry to the end of the hosts list. Again, this is a breath of fresh air... and eases the process of being add-free beyond just a browser plug-in. I have multiple browsers and web-access programs that are now more free of bandwidth parasites!
Olivia-G
Olivia-G
Dec 23 2011
0.5.1
0.0
Dec 23 2011
0.0
Version: 0.5.1
I downloaded gasmask onto my OS X version 10.6.7 and it didnt work. A default page came up (MT Media Temple server default page). It stopped me from seeing my live website and from seeing the website that was in progress of being built. My website it now live and I can't see it or access the admin page. I tried taking gasmask off my computer (by trashing it and emptying the trash). I emptied the cache and reset safari but it still wont let me view the admin page of my website. Have I done something wrong in the way I have deleted Gas Mask? Are the codes that I loaded still in the system somewhere. HELP!
GeogProf
GeogProf
Sep 30 2011
0.5.1
0.0
Sep 30 2011
0.0
Version: 0.5.1
Sounds great. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know what to do with the Hosts file once I’d gotten it open with this app. I’ve heard a lot about blocking specific domains with it — can anyone tell me how to do that, or how to use Gas Mask to do that? Thanks!
xXAkumuXx
xXAkumuXx
Sep 26 2011
0.5.1
5.0
Sep 26 2011
5.0
Version: 0.5.1
There's a glitch with this app in Lion. Whenever I edit the hosts file outside of using Gas Mask (doing it manually, basically), when I open Gas Mask, it doesn't show the newly added information to the hosts file in Gas Mask... no matter how many times I re-open the app. However, once I delete the Gas Mask preferences file and re-launch the app... it shows everything that was added to the hosts file. Every time I edit the hosts file manually, I have to delete the Gas Mask preferences file in order for it to display the information correctly. It works fine, of course... when I just simply use Gas Mask to edit the Hosts file, but there are some cases in which I do it by hand. Just a minor annoyance. Love the app, though.
rotero
rotero
Jul 30 2011
0.5.1
5.0
Jul 30 2011
5.0
Version: 0.5.1
It does what it says, and it does it great! I just used it and immediately donated! Great app!
Shmk
Shmk
Sep 20 2010
0.5 b1
0.0
Sep 20 2010
0.0
Version: 0.5 b1
Tried this for a while and my hosts files kept disappearing, blocked sites would then load. I will stick to editing by hand for now
Drdul
Drdul
Jun 19 2010
0.4
5.0
Jun 19 2010
5.0
Version: 0.4
Wow! This is a pain-free way to add, edit and switch between hosts files. No need to fire up Terminal or a text editor. Works as advertised!
Primer
Primer
Mar 14 2009
0.4
4.0
Mar 14 2009
4.0
Version: 0.4
Just what the doctor ordered. Finally a good alternative for Hostsman (XP) on the Mac. Please add search functionality to this app, so it's easier to find and edit/delete individual entries. It would also be fantastic if this app could automatically download the MVPS hosts file at set intervals. An iPod Touch/iPhone version of Gas Mask would be killer, I'd pay for it. Thanks for making this app, it's the first that gets installed on any Mac I encounter.
Lunelson1
Lunelson1
Feb 18 2009
0.4
0.0
Feb 18 2009
0.0
Version: 0.4
Just want to say thanks, for making this available. Very useful functionality that until now was much harder to use.
Sverdianto
Sverdianto
Feb 9 2009
0.4
0.0
Feb 9 2009
0.0
Version: 0.4
This is a great app!!! If you're open for suggestion, I would suggest your future changes will be: - A short help page - In Window mode, Apple menu bar does not show your app as an active window, add Quit and Help menu there would be great - Hosts file editor looks pretty if you're using a fixed length font style (Monaco?) Thanks,
Tekl
Tekl
Jan 24 2009
0.4
5.0
Jan 24 2009
5.0
Version: 0.4
Great App. Exactly what I need.
Flash1296
Flash1296
Dec 9 2008
0.3
0.0
Dec 9 2008
0.0
Version: 0.3
This looks very promising. Sadly, there is not so much as a tiny text file to tell you how to use this appl'. A User's Guide would be great. Even a FAQ would be so very welcome. meanwhile the appl' launches but I cannot fathom how to accomplish anything with it !
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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