UsageTracker
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Monitor and restrict broadband data usage.   Shareware ($2.00)
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UsageTracker.. Many broadband providers now impose limits on how much data you are allowed to use. Exceeding these allowances couldn't be easier and it often ends up costing you a small fortune. Step in UsageTracker. UsageTracker is a handy utility that allows you to monitor and automatically restrict your data usage. It displays how much data you have used and has plenty of options to ensure that it measures data usage the same way your provider does. As you approach your data limit UsageTracker can be set to disable your network. It's that simple.
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Version 1.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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Jon_white_bw reviewed on 14 Jan 2010
It's a neat if fairly basic app. However it seems to have a huge and showstopping flaw. It appears to make no differentiation between traffic going out onto the internet and traffic on your local LAN.

Transferring a file to another Mac? That'll go against your limit.
Doing a Time Capsule backup? That'll go against your limit.
Streaming media to a PS3/360 or syncing an AppleTV? That'll go against your limit..

I could go on with examples but you get the idea. It's an app that's been coded well but the fundamental design seems flawed. Until it can differentiate between traffic on your local LAN vs internet traffic (maybe by using the subnet mask?) it's actually only useful if the only two devices connected together in your house are your mac and your modem/router.

If a future version is smart enough to make this distinction it'll be worth paying for. As it is, no.


Jon
[Version 1.0.0]

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Rob replied on 02 Feb 2010
I have to agree. All this application does is track the traffic on the Mac it's installed on. The problem is that I have several other devices that share the same wireless network and Internet connection. If an application can't monitor traffic at either cable modem or at the ISP itself, it's useless to me because it isn't seeing the Internet traffic that doesn't go through the Mac.
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Legal Eagle replied on 09 Feb 2010
I am not on any LAN, so the issues discussed here so far do not concern me. What does concern me, however, is that the application has been re-setting itself to 0% usage randomly,
and well before the set limit of 16Gb has been reached. Has anyone else encountered this strange behaviour ? To what may it be due ?
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


Tikidoc rated on 24 May 2012

[Version 1.0.1]


Downloads:5,675
Version Downloads:5,366
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:01 Feb 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.00
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UsageTracker.. Many broadband providers now impose limits on how much data you are allowed to use. Exceeding these allowances couldn't be easier and it often ends up costing you a small fortune. Step in UsageTracker. UsageTracker is a handy utility that allows you to monitor and automatically restrict your data usage. It displays how much data you have used and has plenty of options to ensure that it measures data usage the same way your provider does. As you approach your data limit UsageTracker can be set to disable your network. It's that simple.


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