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Net Monitor
Net Monitor
4.9.4
4.0
0.0
Net Monitor free download for Mac

Net Monitor for Mac4.9.4

19 January 2019

Network throughput monitor and much more.

What is Net Monitor for Mac

NetMonitor is a network utility for the rest of us. Graphs network activity of local and remote computers; records traffic activity; calculates total traffic between dates; measures traffic speed. Highly customizable.

Features:
  • Traffic log
  • Traffic calculator
  • Traffic reports (HTML and XML)
  • Stopwatch
  • 7 graph types, 5 scaling options, auto scaling mode, 4 scrolling directions, transparency, and grid
  • Textual display of throughput, interval data through and total data through
  • Updates dynamically in sync with network configuration and location
  • Monitors remote computers
PPP Features:
  • Connection window for the control and display of connection status
  • Connection window display includes IP (local and remote), speed of connection and time connected
  • Connect/Disconnect from the Dock, the menu bar, or the floating window
  • Display status of connection in the Dock and menu bar (including connection details via tool-tip)
  • Display of time connected in the menu bar
  • Auto connect on startup
  • Auto disconnect on quit
  • Auto reconnect after sleep; auto reconnect on disconnect by remote peer
  • Connect at a minimum speed; configurable audio feedback for PPP events
  • Display of PPP log

What's new in Net Monitor

Version 4.9.4:
  • Compatible with macOS 10.14 - Mojave

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Docpgc
Docpgc
Apr 23 2021
4.9.4
0.0
Apr 23 2021
0.0
Version: 4.9.4
Brilliant App but when will it work with Big Sur?
brian-26
brian-26
Mar 4 2020
4.9.4
0.0
Mar 4 2020
0.0
Version: 4.9.4
Come on Net Monitor, you're better than this. Please post an update already that will work with Catalina.
marcel52-1
marcel52-1
Nov 16 2019
4.9.4
1.0
Nov 16 2019
1.0
Version: 4.9.4
Does not work with Catalina.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Oct 8 2019
4.9.4
1.0
Oct 8 2019
1.0
Version: 4.9.4
Does not work after Catalina came out, needs update, will give 5 stars after its updated.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Jan 17 2019
4.9.3
1.0
Jan 17 2019
1.0
Version: 4.9.3
Yey, The program will be updated in a few days i got from developer just now.
mlerch
mlerch
Oct 24 2018
4.9.3
1.0
Oct 24 2018
1.0
Version: 4.9.3
Please update this app to work with macOS 10.14 Mojave. Thank you! Until then 1 star only.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Oct 10 2018
4.9.3
3.0
Oct 10 2018
3.0
Version: 4.9.3
Yes I have written the developer, ask for Mojave compatible update. Butbther3 is no answer so far. Pleas3 update th3 app so that it work with MacOS Mojave. I don't mind paying fo4 upgrade.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 26 2018
4.9.3
1.0
Sep 26 2018
1.0
Version: 4.9.3
Needs update after Mojave
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 26 2017
4.9.2
1.0
Sep 26 2017
1.0
Version: 4.9.2
This program dontt work after High Sierra update.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 26 2016
4.9.0
1.0
Sep 26 2016
1.0
Version: 4.9.0
Seems like its not comming, anyone know of a simular to Net Monitor that is a separate window and shows total download/upload?
slammer99uk
slammer99uk
Sep 23 2016
4.9.0
0.0
Sep 23 2016
0.0
Version: 4.9.0
Had a reply from Guy to say that the new version will be released today, no info on timing nor where it will be available from.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 21 2016
4.9.0
1.0
Sep 21 2016
1.0
Version: 4.9.0
Now that Sierra is out of the bag i am crossing my fingers.... :)
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Jul 7 2016
4.9.0
1.0
Jul 7 2016
1.0
Version: 4.9.0
Btw Net Monitor dosent work with latest version of macOS Sierra beta. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. Could not find any support send it emails on site.
Guest
Guest
Jul 29 2015
4.8.0
0.0
Jul 29 2015
0.0
Version: 4.8.0
HI. I just downloaded this app, sounds like what i need to solve an issue. (trying to determine WHAT is consuming so much bandwidth!) However, when i run for first time, it tells me that the trial will expire on March 30, 2015 (today is July 29). Help?
Delaware_Bill
Delaware_Bill
Sep 24 2014
4.8.0
0.0
Sep 24 2014
0.0
Version: 4.8.0
I do not understand why the latest version available here is the recent version 4.8.0, but the most recent version in the App Store is 4.6.1, almost 2 years old.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Aug 26 2014
4.7.4
1.0
Aug 26 2014
1.0
Version: 4.7.4
Does not work with 10.10 yet. Hoping for a update.
rw49
rw49
Oct 28 2013
4.7.4
5.0
Oct 28 2013
5.0
Version: 4.7.4
I wrote to the author asking about a Mavericks update and he replied within the hour with the one word "Tomorrow" and here it is. Great and thanks a lot.
Stefanoaz
Stefanoaz
Oct 24 2013
4.7.3
0.0
Oct 24 2013
0.0
Version: 4.7.3
Net Monitor 4.7.3 has been my best option for bandwidth monitoring in the menubar - very configurable. But upon launch on OS 10.9, it exits immediately with the message: "version not compatible - check for a newer version." There is no newer version on Guy's site or the app store. I made sure the security settings were (re)set to allow all applications, since Apple saw fit not to respect my previous setting in 10.8, when I updated. The present V4.7.3 does not run on 10.9.
Sanchai
Sanchai
Oct 30 2012
4.7.2
3.0
Oct 30 2012
3.0
Version: 4.7.2
On my Macbook Pro with Retina display running Mountain Lion 10.8.2, Net monitor 4.7.2 run fine but with one bug. When I drag net Monitor on to the Dock, the icon won't show up as it should be. Net Monitor appear as a blank space with app name on the Dock. Only when I start Net Monitor the icon on the doc would appear. ANd the icon turnto blank space as Net Monitor has been close down Small bug but annoying. FIx please
Natehootner
Natehootner
Aug 27 2012
4.7.0
5.0
Aug 27 2012
5.0
Version: 4.7.0
Simply the best! Guy took a bit of time but the 4.7.0 release for Mountain Lion is a free update for old license holders and works flawlessly, as usual. Thanks much!
Smoobly
Smoobly
Jul 29 2012
4.5.4
0.0
Jul 29 2012
0.0
Version: 4.5.4
Aaargh! Net Monitor is great. I paid for it, run it on all my Macs, and miss it when I have to use another. But! I just upgraded my development MBP to Mountain Lion, and so far the only software I was running under Lion that I can no longer run (and has no update) is Net Monitor. Catastrophe! Please, Guy Meyer, can we have a new version that gets along with Mountain Lion? Thanks.
Mikofox
Mikofox
Dec 2 2011
4.5.4
0.0
Dec 2 2011
0.0
Version: 4.5.4
This app has a ton of features and I especially like the PPP controls for restarting a VPN. BUT it remains relatively useless for me, as it cannot monitor true WAN traffic, i.e. between router and modem to get a total of BW usage by all clients. I assume it does not handle SNMP. If one could select the WAN interface it would be great.
keskeseksa
keskeseksa
Aug 6 2011
4.5.3
5.0
Aug 6 2011
5.0
Version: 4.5.3
Finally the best small application is out on 10.7. I agree it deserves 5 stars. Unfortunately it did not register as requiring an update on "AppFresh". This app is the MUST I recommend to all my Mac friends.
mugsy1
mugsy1
Jul 31 2011
4.5.3
5.0
Jul 31 2011
5.0
Version: 4.5.3
I hate not having this app in my menubar. When I upgraded to Lion I nearly had to revert to Snow Leopard because Net Monitor wouldn’t load. Well thanks for the update, and all is well again in my little world. I did try Menu Metres and one other utililty but they just didn’t cut the mustard. (Not for monitoring and displaying Network usage) I love how I can set Net Monitor up and organise it to display exactly how I want it to. This is a great app. It doesn’t do everything, but it does everything it does, brilliantly! This and ASM are two utilities I just have to have in my menubar. Keep up the good work! Thanks again for the update.
mbt
mbt
Jul 30 2011
4.5.3
5.0
Jul 30 2011
5.0
Version: 4.5.3
This is one of the nicest pieces of software I've ever had for my Mac. Easy to use and excellent GUI. I can't imagine why it has only a four star rating. Should be a six (out of five) star rating.
Ozean
Ozean
Jul 30 2011
4.5.3
5.0
Jul 30 2011
5.0
Version: 4.5.3
Great app that I have used for many OS X revisions – I am happy that it has been updated for Lion too, as the subtle and nicely configurable display of network activity in my menu bar helps me troubleshoot problem, recognize strange activities and generally feel like a really tech savvy guy ;-) One nitpick: the app icon needs to be updated to the full resolution that is supported under Lion.
Kkthompson
Kkthompson
Jul 17 2011
4.5.2
0.0
Jul 17 2011
0.0
Version: 4.5.2
Any comments on an update for Lion? Current version doesn't work. I miss it!
keskeseksa
keskeseksa
Jul 8 2011
4.5.2
5.0
Jul 8 2011
5.0
Version: 4.5.2
This is one small application you can't do without in a country where internet is not reliable. I just upgraded to 10.7 and am anxiously waiting for the app to be compatible. Congratulation to the developer. There is nothing like it.
Dneitzel
Dneitzel
Feb 3 2011
4.5.2
0.5
Feb 3 2011
0.5
Version: 4.5.2
Upon starting the application its evaluation period had expired. This seemed like a problem but I decided to go ahead and buy the app even though I could not evaluate it. One of the payment options is PayPal, which is great. I love PayPal. But it doesn't work. It appears that this software has been abandoned by the developer. I could not evaluate it. I could not buy it...zero stars from me. But MacUpdate makes me rate the software so I did 1/2 stars on everything..even though this app is clearly broken and not worth a half star.
Trashie
Trashie
Sep 3 2010
4.5.2
0.0
Sep 3 2010
0.0
Version: 4.5.2
Yeah great but the nasty little dev blocks you running it on two macs from one license unless one is switched off. Oh all these rules so buy the family pack if you have two macs and want them on at the same time. The only thing this needs is a bit more polish to the UI...it is awesome could not live without it one of the few apps I do have on all my Macs.
Macr
Macr
Nov 13 2007
4.3.15
5.0
Nov 13 2007
5.0
Version: 4.3.15
Have used this application for awhile now... it works flawlessly. Finally, software that does what you expect without taking a big hit to the wallet. Needed some support when I installed Leopard and within minutes I heard back. Great stuff !!!
Skynite
Skynite
Feb 15 2006
4.1
5.0
Feb 15 2006
5.0
Version: 4.1
I run both NetMonitor and MenuMeters, but I use NetMonitor for my network graphing, largely because of its appearance, but also because of its extensive configurability. NetMonitor is simply beautiful in my menu bar. I have a wide bar graph display with fade out and transparency, and it looks like it was designed to be part of Mac OS X, while being very functional. I also use MenuMeters for some of its other functions, but its network graphing can't come close to NetMonitor's. I recommend NetMonitor highly.
Jpbadger
Jpbadger
Jan 13 2006
4.0.0b1
0.0
Jan 13 2006
0.0
Version: 4.0.0b1
Version 4 is a free upgrade for those with version 3 licenses. New version also picked up statistics where 3.9.5 left off.
Guest
Guest
Jul 6 2005
3.9.3
4.8
Jul 6 2005
4.8
Version: 3.9.3
Relating to the previous comment - Menu Meters does NOT do it all. That said, menu meters is good, it is always active in my Menubar. But, when I want to seriously monitor the throughput of one or more ports I always run instance/s of Menu Monitor. It is very customisable and multiple instance/s can be run of all my active ports. It wasn't only $10 when I purchased my licence, but I still think what I paid was worth every cent. At $10 it is a no brainer for anyone wanting to SERIOUSLY monitor connnection/s.
Guest
Guest
Jul 5 2005
3.9.3
4.8
Jul 5 2005
4.8
Version: 3.9.3
sorry but MenuMeters does it all...4 free!
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2005
3.9.1
4.8
Jun 27 2005
4.8
Version: 3.9.1
One of the few programs that I paid for and didn't feel cheated.
Guest
Guest
Dec 2 2004
3.7.12
4.8
Dec 2 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.12
Despite owning a couple of Net Monitor licenses, I recently switched to the Open Source MenuMeters. It may not have as many bells and whistles as Net Monitor, but it's Open Source and more stable.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2004
3.7.11
4.8
Oct 11 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.11
$9.95 - that's what I would be willing to pay. Not a penny more.
Guest
Guest
Oct 6 2004
3.7.11
4.8
Oct 6 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.11
> It works but a freeware (Menumeters) > works better so this one is pointless NetMonitor has a server/client feature which works excellent. I use this to monitor my modem connection on my wireless network from any mac connected to it. Although Menumeter is an excellent piece of software it can't do that. So I wouldn't consider NetMonitor pointless. At least it isn't for me.
Guest
Guest
Apr 17 2004
3.7.4
4.8
Apr 17 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.4
I have been a registered user for a while. Net Monitor is a great product and has helped me recently with some trouble I've been having connecting to Earthlink. When I use 10.3.3's internet connect, I continually get modem error messages and other problems. I decided to use Net Monitor to control my PPP connection and now I dial in without any problems. And I like to monitor my home network. I highly recommend Net Monitor for its ease of use, stability and useful features.
Guest
Guest
Mar 15 2004
3.7.3
4.8
Mar 15 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.3
Great product, the ability to have two copies running to watch both the modem and ethernet ports at the same time is great. I use menu meter as a back ground monitor most of the time but when I REALLY want to see what's going on, Net Monitor gives better on screen detail. Thats why I paid the licence fee, it's worth the cost. Have a Great day! pete.
Guest
Guest
Mar 8 2004
3.7.2
4.8
Mar 8 2004
4.8
Version: 3.7.2
I gladly paid the shareware fee, and use this app constantly. It has great features, is stable, and I can't go without it!
Guest
Guest
Jan 14 2004
3.6.1
4.8
Jan 14 2004
4.8
Version: 3.6.1
Awesome app!. This one works great with panther (10.3) and fits perfectly in the top menu bar. Allowing me to constantly monitor my in/out going IP traffic. I didn't mind the very small registration fee, since the programme just keeps getting better and better all the time. Great Features, and Great support!
Guest
Guest
Jan 14 2004
3.6.1
4.8
Jan 14 2004
4.8
Version: 3.6.1
Very nice app. Even when I use MenuMeters, I like NetMonitor, because it has more features and looks nicer in the menubar.
Guest
Guest
Dec 18 2003
3.5.4
4.8
Dec 18 2003
4.8
Version: 3.5.4
Tried Menu Meters and found it's interface and options to be far more limiting than Net Monitor. Definitely worth the small fee to register. I've also had wonderful support - usually get a response to an email with a few hours, if not sooner. It's not free, but it's better than the competition! Matt
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2003
3.5
0.0
Nov 20 2003
0.0
Version: 3.5
Since I updated to Panther, Net Monitor doesn't display its menu properly. The latest version has not fixed this.
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2003
3.5b4
4.8
Sep 17 2003
4.8
Version: 3.5b4
horse manure! MenuMeters uses very little CPU, just checked... buggy? not at all, used it since it came out and it has caused *zero* trouble for my iBook (OS X is a dream come true). and redundant? you can turn off the features that you don't want/use... i use to use Net Monitor until it went from freeware to shareware some months ago, and i stop using any and all freewares the minute they turn into sharewares.
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2003
3.5b4
4.8
Sep 17 2003
4.8
Version: 3.5b4
Menumeters is buggy and a hack. It's also mostly redundant and sucks up CPU. This app is very precise, efficient and meant for one purpose only. Memory Stick does the job for monitoring RAM and it's free. CPU Monitor is free. If you don't know how much space you have on your hard drive, I'd say you need a new one.
Guardian-Archon
Guardian-Archon
Jul 9 2003
3.1.1P
4.0
Jul 9 2003
4.0
Version: 3.1.1P
This is a pretty good program, but I was a little disappointed when it went shareware after the beta was over. Someone pointed out MenuMeters ( http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10451 ) to me, which is free AND a preference pane, so you don't have to mess with having it load at login. Further, it adds a whole lot of additional monitors (CPU, RAM, etc.) you can use. Net Monitor may be prettier, but MenuMeters is far more functional for the cost.
Guest
Guest
Jun 12 2003
3.1.1
4.8
Jun 12 2003
4.8
Version: 3.1.1
The coolest. I currently have only dial-up at home, but when I hook my laptop up to the T Mobile wifi network, I love watching the data fly at around 175 kbps. It also helps me detect when my dial-up connection is losing bandwidth, etc... Can't wait to get satellite internet at home. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Apr 23 2003
3.1
4.8
Apr 23 2003
4.8
Version: 3.1
I love this tool! Even the programmer is a nice Guy (got the joke?). No really, there is nothing comparable, service is excellent - what else do u need?
Guest
Guest
Mar 31 2003
3.0
0.0
Mar 31 2003
0.0
Version: 3.0
Net Monitor is a great app because it provides something for everyone. I am a visual learner and prefer graphs to numbers. Because I also have slow (28800bps) dialup access I like to monitor what is happening. The floating graph is non-intrusive (on my 17" flatpanel iMac) and alerts me to problems that I can then track down with more info. In terms of its useability, flexibility, capability and doing what it promises to do (with hints of further capability to come) Netmonitor is up there with Safari.
Guest
Guest
Mar 6 2003
2.9b9.1
0.0
Mar 6 2003
0.0
Version: 2.9b9.1
this little package rocks! Not a single (ok, maybe ONE) problem since installing 6 months ago.
Guest
Guest
Jan 5 2003
2.9b7
4.8
Jan 5 2003
4.8
Version: 2.9b7
Mr. Meyer, at the rate you're going I'm going to have to start calling you Ed...as in Hamrick. :-) You see the issue here is that now I have to select a new desktop from well...gazillions and redo the color scheme of NetMonitor to match. It's sooo high maintenance. I love every bit...or is it byte???
Guest
Guest
Dec 31 2002
2.9b6
4.8
Dec 31 2002
4.8
Version: 2.9b6
Love this useful app!
Guest
Guest
Dec 29 2002
2.9b6
4.8
Dec 29 2002
4.8
Version: 2.9b6
Great program that i could not do without. Very versatile, and part of a must-have for any serious online user.
Guest
Guest
Dec 28 2002
2.9b6
4.8
Dec 28 2002
4.8
Version: 2.9b6
It has numerous display options (some quite ugly). But when you find the right combination of live reporting and a good way to display it -- that's when this program rocks. I work in several different locations using different connection types (DSL, Cable, Dialup, etc…). This program helps me troubleshoot connection issues, and it simply let's me know my connection speeds. I run it whenever my computer is on. Great job! Hey, and it's free. You can't beat that.
Guest
Guest
Oct 22 2002
2.9b4
0.0
Oct 22 2002
0.0
Version: 2.9b4
This is an awesome little app. A must-have for OS X people on a dial up connection.
Guest
Guest
Sep 29 2002
2.9b2
4.8
Sep 29 2002
4.8
Version: 2.9b2
I searched and searched for a non-graph throughput monitor, and I believe this is the only one. Well, of course it can do graphs, but it can do text in the menu bar, graphs in the menu bar, text in the dock, graphs in the dock, etc etc. It's very versatile and can do as little or as much as you like. It's a great little program, especially if you're trying to find a text throughput display in your menu bar like I was.
Jegrant98
Jegrant98
Sep 18 2002
2.9b1
4.5
Sep 18 2002
4.5
Version: 2.9b1
Great freeware! Excellent for keeping connected if you have an ISP (as I do) that auto-disconnects on a timer. This program gets me right back online, every time.
Guest
Guest
Aug 16 2002
2.8b1
0.0
Aug 16 2002
0.0
Version: 2.8b1
very good program, and no more ppp problems in this new version 2.8b1 :) keep up the good work!!
Silvertear
Silvertear
Aug 14 2002
2.7b2
4.5
Aug 14 2002
4.5
Version: 2.7b2
Even if you think you just can't understand network things, you should install this! (can't wait for the FREE version for Jaguar)
Giacomo
Giacomo
Mar 29 2002
2.1b1
4.5
Mar 29 2002
4.5
Version: 2.1b1
The best utility for MAC OS X. Apple should support it!
$10.00Buy Now
4.0
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
License: 
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