Radio Silence
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Outbound application firewall.   Shareware ($9.00)
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Radio Silence is an outbound application firewall that lets you block Internet access from individual apps.

Features:
  • 100% Annoyance-free:
    Radio Silence respects your concentration. That is why it will never interrupt you with pop-up windows or alerts.
  • Zero Maintenance:
    Once Radio Silence is installed, you can forget all about it. It is always on and needs no attention from you.
  • Tiny and Fast:
    Radio Silence weighs next to nothing. It doesn't waste any time or resources, which
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • The free trial workflow is now more intuitive and fluid
  • Fixed minor localization issue in license registration
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Radio Silence User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Mosenga reviewed on 13 Sep 2013
Cheapest alternative that Simply Blocks Apps to accessing internet.

You need only to add them to the Radio Silence list.

If you're not sure what to block with the Radio Silence firewall, you can use a network monitor to see which applications are making connections from your Mac.

Radio Silence has a network monitor called Private Eye. It's easy-to-use, and free of charge.
Private Eye requires OS X Lion or later.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Mosenga replied on 13 Sep 2013
I forgot... OS X 10.9 and you can install Radio Silence on all the computers you have. The license is for your personal use, and is not tied to a single computer.
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ShanilG reviewed on 06 Feb 2013
I have little snitch and radio silence and I personally prefer radio silence. Its simple, isnt intrusive and above all does what it says on the tin.
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 07 Sep 2011
There appear to be significant differences between Radio Silence and Little Snitch. With Radio Silence you choose the apps you don't want to phone home. This is fine if you are concerned about specific applications. Little Snitch, on the other hand, is far more granular, filtering all outbound traffic and asking you to set up a rule for each distinct instance. This can, indeed, be annoying. But it's far more thorough and, ultimately, provides a much higher level of monitoring and security. Which app is best for you depends, basically, on your level of paranoia. I've been using Little Snitch for years. While it can be annoying, it's important to realize that it's not Little Snitch that's causing the problem - its all the various apps and system functions that want or require internet access. The problem is inherent to the system. But if this is too much of a good thing for you, Radio Silence now offers an alternative, though it is less comprehensive. How effective either app is will depend on how you use it.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Homelymatt commented on 30 Aug 2011
personally, I own both LittleSnitch and HandsOff...btw, the continuously popup/requests make me nuts...the weird thing is that not coming form apps that phone home, but from OS running his tasks...
Considering that RadioSilence is made just for blocking suspicious apps to call "outside", I think is a nice app...and the price is good for me.
[Version 1.01]

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LizBo replied on 07 Sep 2011
You sure are one easy mark. For 9 dollars you could have bought yourself a few beers and used the OS X firewall to do the same thing. LOL

That is a very humorous statement about the "continuously popup/requests make me nuts". Why didn't you deny or allow always so you do not get asked again! LOL

For 9 dollars I will sell you my lucky sock. It's guaranteed to smell bad and protect you against werewolves. LOL
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Borlox replied on 07 Sep 2011
Neither of the built-in firewalls can do what this product claims to do: block outgoing connections on a per-application basis.
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WordWeaver commented on 29 Aug 2011
I wonder how Radio Silence compares to Little Snitch, which is over three times more expensive. Going by the looks of the above image alone, I suspect that Radio Silence may be considerably more simplistic/bare bones compared to Little Snitch. Of course, at this point, Little Snitch is a mature product, while Radio Silence isn't.
[Version 1.01]

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Grhsvo replied on 29 Aug 2011
Simplistic ≠ simple.
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Fatcat commented on 29 Aug 2011
No trial period, no thanks...
[Version 1.01]

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Radio Silence (developer) replied on 07 Sep 2011
A free trial has just been added. Sorry that it wasn't available at first.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


NuclearHombre rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.3]



garykn rated on 14 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.3]



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LizBo rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.2]


Downloads:2,873
Version Downloads:2,213
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Shareware
Date:14 Sep 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.00
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Radio Silence is an outbound application firewall that lets you block Internet access from individual apps.

Features:
  • 100% Annoyance-free:
    Radio Silence respects your concentration. That is why it will never interrupt you with pop-up windows or alerts.
  • Zero Maintenance:
    Once Radio Silence is installed, you can forget all about it. It is always on and needs no attention from you.
  • Tiny and Fast:
    Radio Silence weighs next to nothing. It doesn't waste any time or resources, which also makes it blazingly fast.
  • Usable by Anyone:You don't have to be a network expert to use Radio Silence. It takes care of all the technical details for you.


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