Radio Silence
Radio Silence
2.3

4.0

Radio Silence free download for Mac

Radio Silence

2.3
19 October 2017

Outbound application firewall.

Overview

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.

What's new in Radio Silence

Version 2.3:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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19 Radio Silence Reviews

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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
07 September 2011

Most helpful

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.
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Version 1.0.2
George6
27 October 2016
Nice, but it has the same Problem as Radio Silence by the same Dev. Network Events are not recorded, which means you have to have the App opened all the time. If it was closed and you open it to see, what connections were made you just get a blank window. @ Dev : please add a keep history for a time span preference! Unlimited, one Month, one Week, one Day, one Hour, 30, 15, 5 Minunutes should be enough settings.
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Version 1.0.0
George6
26 October 2016
strange that the monitor only shows stuff when the app is open.
if i did something and want to check what connections were made, i'm screwed if the app wasn't running. i'd suggest, that the monitor always shows the last minutes or hours (a time interval set by some preference)

otherwise i have to say the app doesn't make much sense on its own, because it prevents connections only after you added blocks. this means at least once your info leaked already.

but if that doesnt matter, it is a nice way to check what connections are done by your system or apps.
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Version 2.0
Dougster
29 July 2016
Excellent and simple to use. A couple of additions would be nice to see implemented, such as an icon in the menu bar, plus the ability to list in alphabetical order blocked apps. Other than this, a great application.
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Version 2.0
pietz
25 April 2016
i have a little feature request if i may: what if the developer added a little on/off (allow/block) switch to every connection in the detail view. that way the user could not only completely block or allow an application, but also control what kind of connections are allowed. the beauty of it is that the UI stays as simple as it is right now, for those not needing this feature, but for power users you get the same kind of control you only get with little snitch.

btw, why cant the app run in the background? i can only minimize it, having it appear twice in my dock. id prefer a menubar option.
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Version 2.0
Brooklyn-Al
12 April 2016
Inordinately easy to use and install. Extremely intuitive interface and it works flawlessly. At $9 its a bargain especially when you look at programs like Little Snitch. I did not need all the extras that Little Snitch offers and did not want to pay nearly $36.
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Version 1.0.3
I-Love-Techno
04 October 2015
it seems this will only block applications not plug-ins it seems
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Version 1.0.3
ar-somers8
19 March 2015
A must have app. This is incredibly simple to use, works perfectly and is definately worth the $9.
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Version 1.0.3
Wts
28 November 2014
Incredible!! Very simple to setup/use and it stays active in the background.
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Version 1.0.3
Xenophile
29 June 2014
Nice little app! It seems to work fine under Mavericks (10.9.3). I use this when determining whether a system requires an outgoing firewall app like TCPBlock or Little Snitch. It's no match for the slick interface and data monitoring power of Little Snitch's network monitor, but I don't expect it to be for free. The other side of the coin in this comparison is that Private Eye has a lighter resource footprint and is easily removed from a system.
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Version 1.0.0
Mosenga
13 September 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.
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Version 1.0.3
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Mosenga
Mosenga
13 September 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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$9.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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