iconpong
iconpong
1.10

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iconpong free download for Mac

iconpong

1.10
10 March 2018

Menu bar network monitor.

Overview

iconping is a visual ping macOS menubar app for continuous monitoring of your internet connection.

What's new in iconpong

Version 1.10:
  • Initial release

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2 iconpong Reviews

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Derekcurrie
11 March 2018

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What are the meanings of the 10 different icons of iconpong? There's no documentation. The developer provides a previous developer's explanation, except the icons are entirely different! The result is user confusion. After playing around with it, all I know is that a single central dot means 'Connection OK' and an exclamation mark [!] means you're disconnected from the Internet. I can only guess that the other 8 domino-like icons have something to do with how long it takes to ping Google's 8.8.8.8 DNS server., So, the more dots, the longer the ping response time? Only the developer knows. Could you please share the secret, Alberto?
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Version 1.10
Derekcurrie
01 June 2019
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There is a Dark Mode version of IconPong! MU has provided a special link to it above, marked "iconpong dark". Be sure to download it if you're using macOS 10.14 Mojave in Dark Mode! It works perfectly.

I use IconPong all day, every day to let me know if I have a working Internet connection. Between flakiness from my ISP, my occasionally temperamental cable modem and my aging Macs, I get cut off from the Internet about once a week. IconPong lets me know with an exclamation mark that there's no connection. Typically, turning WiFi off and on again on my Macs clears the problem. Thank you Alberto Roura!

Note that I've revised my review to 4 stars. iconPong is still awaiting user documentation. Meanwhile, here's an explanation from the developer's site on GitHub:

"What the icon dots mean:
"The icon is meant to be a domino, between 1-9 representing the ping time. That tells you at a quick glance whether ping times are ~<100ms or ~300ms or ~700ms or something greater (in which case it shows an exclamation mark)."
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Version 1.10
Derekcurrie
11 March 2018
What are the meanings of the 10 different icons of iconpong? There's no documentation. The developer provides a previous developer's explanation, except the icons are entirely different! The result is user confusion. After playing around with it, all I know is that a single central dot means 'Connection OK' and an exclamation mark [!] means you're disconnected from the Internet. I can only guess that the other 8 domino-like icons have something to do with how long it takes to ping Google's 8.8.8.8 DNS server., So, the more dots, the longer the ping response time? Only the developer knows. Could you please share the secret, Alberto?
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Version 1.10
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
11 March 2018
Oh and the 'Open at startup' command doesn't work properly, so don't bother. Instead, drag the icon for iconpong directly into Systems Preferences/Users & Groups/Login Items/. That works. Yet another reason I can only give this app 2 stars for this version.
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albertoroura
albertoroura
11 March 2018
Thanks for the comments, yes I rushed the publication without properly explaining the dots thing. But you are right about the meaning. I'll update accordingly =)
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
19 March 2018
Having used iconpong for over a week now, I've found it EXTREMELY USEFUL! The next version will get 4 stars. I wish I could change my review above.

WHY I find it useful. I have a From Hell ISP called 'Spectrum', aka Chapter/Time Warner Cable. They've proven to be remarkably abusive toward their customers, and I've told them so. But add to that crap the fact that they inexplicably knock users off the Internet at inexplicable times. Iconpong has been TERRIFIC at immediately telling me whether my inability to do something on the net is due disconnection. The exclamation mark tells all! [!] Sometimes turning WiFi off and on will clear the tubes. Sometimes I have to wake Speculum's befuddled servers the hell up again with WAN lease release and renewal. BlahBlahSob. So thank you Alberto!
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