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.
Traffic reports (HTML and XML)
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
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
Compatible with macOS 10.14 - Mojave
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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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
> 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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???
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.
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.