PingStatus
PingStatus
1.7.18

3.0

PingStatus free download for Mac

PingStatus

1.7.18
17 June 2017

Monitor your internet connection.

Overview

PingStatus is a menu bar app that will monitor the health of your internet connection and provide notification when health has changed.

What's new in PingStatus

Version 1.7.18:
  • Fixed issue where host setting wasn't saved on close
  • Added controls for ping thresholds and samples

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2 PingStatus Reviews

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Jimw
13 October 2016

Most helpful

User beware. This app has no instruction, no contact info for the developer--Nothing. The website is blank with no information or email address - i.e. no support of any kind an no resources to report bugs. Since it is at version 1.4 one would assume it has had other releases at earlier times. Other than being on the Apple Store, their is no assurance of accountability or that this is not some form of malware or a personal data collector. I can't vouch for its usefulness or operation as I personally have strong reservations about installing it on my computer for the reasons above.
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Version 1.4
stew-1
26 October 2016
If trust is an issue, the other two alternatives (PingMenu and IconPing) are both open source and on github,.
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Version 1.6
Jimw
13 October 2016
User beware. This app has no instruction, no contact info for the developer--Nothing. The website is blank with no information or email address - i.e. no support of any kind an no resources to report bugs. Since it is at version 1.4 one would assume it has had other releases at earlier times. Other than being on the Apple Store, their is no assurance of accountability or that this is not some form of malware or a personal data collector. I can't vouch for its usefulness or operation as I personally have strong reservations about installing it on my computer for the reasons above.
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Version 1.4
3 answer(s)
jcavallo
jcavallo
25 October 2016
Hi Jimw, thanks for the feedback. I developed the PingStatus app in my spare time. This is my first attempt at publishing an app to the Apple App Store and somewhat a newbie still. I'm glad to see that there are software watchdogs out there that are warning users about potentially harmful apps. I started to write PingStatus for myself since I commute on the train everyday and rely on my cellular data connection which is not reliable. PingStatus helps with knowing immediately when my connection goes bad. It runs in Apple's Sanboxed mode so it has no access to user data. It does not collect data or make connections to any services or analytics. PingStatus will use ICMP ping to monitor the target host that you supply in the settings.

I've posted to my blog to try to provide some info. I'm also working on setting up a bug tracking service so users can report issues.

Let me know if I can help.
Jon
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Wts
Wts
25 October 2016
Considering the developers response are we to conclude his app is safe to use and is not malware or personal data collector.

Would Apple store allow applications that are malware or personal data collectors ?
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Jimw
Jimw
25 October 2016
 I agree.
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Free

3.0

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