Developer: Digitician

Current Version: 2.1.7

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 3.3 MB - Download


*** NEW VERSION! ***
We're proud to announce the release of PeakHour 3! Redesigned for Yosemite, PeakHour contains a bunch of great new features including History, scrollable real-time view, easier setup and lots more. Visit or click the PeakHour 3 link under More Apps by Digitician for more info.

PeakHour is a beautiful, network traffic visualiser that lives in your Mac OS menu bar. It provides an instant view of your Internet or WiFi activity in real-time.

PeakHour is perfect for monitoring your compatible network devices*: Internet, WiFi, NAS, servers and more. PeakHour gives you a real-time visual view of how much bandwidth your devices are using.

PeakHour can also track individual total usage (optionally over an automatically reset monthly period), and can also track your Internet usage if you're on a capped or limited monthly allowance.

Some uses for PeakHour:
- Monitor your Internet usage in real-time.
- Help determine the optimum placement of your Wireless Access Point for maximum performance or troubleshoot slow WiFi.
- Track how much Internet data you're using to make sure you don't go over your monthly allowance.
- Help troubleshoot Internet performance problems and slowdowns.
- Check your ISP is providing the speeds you're paying for.
- Monitor the performance of your network and connected devices: NAS, servers and other network devices.

◆ Can monitor any capable, SNMP-enabled or UPnP-enabled device. Note if you are unsure if you device supports these things. download the free PeakHour Compatibility Check tool (see the sidebar).
◆ Monitor multiple devices at once.
◆ Drop-down display showing real-time upload / download graph and router information.
◆ Detailed usage summary means your monthly consumption is always available at a glance.
◆ Configuration Assistant makes it easy to set up your various devices to monitor.
◆ Configurable display:
- Units (eg. MB/sec vs Mbit/sec)
- Scale (Automatic or fixed)
- Graph smoothing
- Graph colors
- Lots more
◆ Optimised for Retina displays.
◆ Fully supports Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"

PeakHour requires SNMP or UPnP to be supported on enabled in order to monitor a device. We have created the PeakHour Compatibility Check tool to help you determine if your device(s) work with PeakHour. Grab it from the Mac AppStore (it's free) before purchasing if you are unsure.

PLEASE if you are having problems with PeakHour interacting with your router, contact us so that we can assist you. We have a growing troubleshooting FAQ and extensive documentation at and we're always available at [email protected]

Note if you're having trouble and choose to leave a review rather than get in contact with us directly, we cannot help you as AppStore reviews are anonymous.


Release Notes:

We're proud to announce the release of PeakHour 3! Redesigned for Yosemite, PeakHour contains a ton of useful new features including a powerful new History engine, scrollable real-time graphs, triggers, logging, simplified setup and lots more. Visit or click the PeakHour 3 link under More Apps by Digitician for more info.

- Bug fixes
- Notification window for PeakHour 3


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.3
Review by Basementjack

Simple and Effective - I've used Peak hour for about a year now, It's not simething I run every day, but it's one of the first tools I turn to when someone complains our home internet is slow. Peak hour lets me see how much traffic is coming/going through our router - which helps me understand why the connection could "feel" slow. Thinks I've found with peak hour - one time, It felt like our internet was 'broken' not fully down, just so unusable/unstable that it was miserable. With Peak Hour, I was able to see that our upload bandwidth was actually pretty high - and it dawned on me, that during our online backups, so much data was going out, that it made it delayed more traditional stuff like web browsing and VPN usage - Adjusting the upload throttle on my backup software fixed the problem and Peak Hour let me confirm it was working. Well worth the $5.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.1.6
Review by jagrmeister721

Beware- Compatibility Check app may be wrong - In my case the “free” PeakHour compatibility check app said my router was capable of being monitored. Then, when I pay $5 for this actual PeakHour app, it shows it cannot find my router. Dishonest marketing in claiming the app is free, when in actuality, the app costs money and then does NOT work (despite what their free ‘compatibility check’ says’).

Found helpful by 2 out of 7 people