Radio Silence
Radio Silence
2.3

4.0

Radio Silence free download for Mac

Radio Silence

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 Reviews of Radio Silence

2.5
George6
27 October 2016
Version: 1.0.0

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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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2.5
George6
27 October 2016
Version: 1.0.0
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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George6
26 October 2016
Version: 2.0
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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4
Dougster
29 July 2016
Version: 2.0
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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pietz
25 April 2016
Version: 2.0
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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5
Brooklyn-Al
12 April 2016
Version: 1.0.3
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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I-Love-Techno
04 October 2015
Version: 1.0.3
it seems this will only block applications not plug-ins it seems
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5
ar-somers8
19 March 2015
Version: 1.0.3
A must have app. This is incredibly simple to use, works perfectly and is definately worth the $9.
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5
Wts
28 November 2014
Version: 1.0.3
Incredible!! Very simple to setup/use and it stays active in the background.
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4.5
Xenophile
29 June 2014
Version: 1.0.0
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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5
Mosenga
13 September 2013
Version: 1.0.3
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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4.5
ShanilG
06 February 2013
Version: 1.0.3
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.
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Big Johnson
21 September 2012
Version: 1.0.0
I just installed on OS X 10.7.3 and I guess it's working - can't tell, it's just a blank window. However, I can't monitor any apps or see a single connection. Maybe, as ronoho said, it's because I'm connected via a USB antenna.
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4
Eric•Woehler
25 April 2012
Version: 1.0.0
PE stopped working so I deleted the app and the prefs, re-installed it and working again under Lion 7.3.
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0.5
Wolfak
02 November 2011
Version: 1.0.0
This would be a useful utility, but I had no chance to get it running with LION (10.7.2). The hint (FAQ) to install it once again could not help.
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0.5
ronoho
10 October 2011
Version: 1.0.0
Looks nice, but does not work with Wireless connections. Unable to set preferences, unable to select network adapter. Filtering of output would be very nice for a future release.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
07 September 2011
Version: 1.0.2
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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Homelymatt
30 August 2011
Version: 1.01
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.
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WordWeaver
29 August 2011
Version: 1.01
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.
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Fatcat
29 August 2011
Version: 1.01
No trial period, no thanks...
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