Rubbernet

Developer: Conceited Software

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 7.4 MB - Download

Description:

Which app is hogging your bandwidth? Which Mac is saturating your network?

Rubbernet reveals per-app bandwidth usage and keeps an eye on all network-enabled apps running on your Mac.

You can install the daemon on any Mac you'd like to monitor and even deploy to multiple Macs at once using the free apps on http://rubbernetapp.com/extras

- Real-time network dashboard
Rubbernet provides real-time monitoring so you can keep an eye on the exact state of your live network connections.

- Remote monitoring
Monitor all computers on your network from one Rubbernet instance on your Mac. No need to get up and open Rubbernet on a remote Mac to see its network statistics.

- Multi-user support
Have multiple user accounts on your Macs? Rubbernet automatically assigns every incoming and outgoing connections to the users they belong to.

- App bandwidth usage
Rubbernet provide a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to certain servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that's slowing down your network.

- Live graphs
Real-time charting displays download and upload transfer rates for all active apps on all monitored Macs

- One-click enable/disable
Unlike other network monitoring tools, there is no complicated setup. It takes just a second to install or uninstall the necessary tools for Rubbernet to work. After that, they sit quietly in the background and provide the app with live data with minimal resource consumption.

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Release Notes:

- Fullscreen support in Lion
- Removed activity logs from the system's console
- Fixed "Bandwidth Monitoring Disabled" message in app view
- Fixed transparency issues with the 'New Connection' window's buttons

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Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
Version 1.2
Review by Richard Bird

Found a runaway background process that Activity Monitor was missing - The free trial version of this app managed to make a runaway background process easily visible, where Activity Monitor failed to reveal it. The process was actually choking our 3MB network bandwidth and bringing down phone systems, et cetera. The App View and Live Graphing in Rubbernet revealed the culprit plain as day. So, I have purchased a paid version.

Found helpful by 8 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 1.2
Review by GeorgeF

Tragic - Everything is at the finger tips but nothing is there beyond the current session. How to fix this: Have the daemons store cumulative info so that you don't have to be running this all of the time. Text files aren't very large and you can even compress them. Just offer a reset button someplace. Offer a summary view across all connections. Offer a summary port view. Remember the preferences (maybe for each connection)

Found helpful by 9 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.2
Review by Richard Bird

Found a runaway background process that Activity Monitor was missing - The free trial version of this app managed to make a runaway background process easily visible, where Activity Monitor failed to reveal it. The process was actually choking our 3MB network bandwidth and bringing down phone systems, et cetera. The App View and Live Graphing in Rubbernet revealed the culprit plain as day. So, I have purchased a paid version.

Found helpful by 8 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 1.2
Review by TylerBunnell

Terrible Customer Support and Service - When I attempt to install the daemon that allows me to view the live traffic, I receive an error. I emailed support and asked how I could fix it. They gave me a couple of ideas to try, all of which I had already done, and more. Nothing they suggested worked, and they apparently gave up, because I haven't heard from them in a month despite repeated emails trying to get them to respond. This may be a great app, but I can't use it, and their customer support has not only failed to help me fix my problem, they also failed to come to any kind of reasonable solution, such as a refund. It really is best not to ignore your paying customers. I have experience in this area, as I, too, am an app developer and I operated as lead support agent for my company for many years. Their handling of my situation is absolutely unacceptable. I cannot give a recommendation on the app, but I can give a recommendation on the customer support: if anything ever goes wrong with an app you purchase from these people, don't be surprised if they simply ignore you and hope you go away.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
2/5
Version 1.2
Review by Bi&ham

Very Disappointing - I bought Rubbernet because it claims to be able monitor network bandwidth usage from a single computer. I am trying to use it to monitor my home wifi network with a few iMacs, iPads and iPhones attached. Only after you buy Rubbernet do you find out that you have to buy and install Rubbernet on all of the other computers on your network to do what they claim. Ripoff and deceptive advertising from Conceited Software.

Found helpful by 23 out of 46 people
3/5
Version 1.2
Review by Tuanster

Needs more features for the asking price. - This app has a good layout and good design, but in terms of functionality, the asking price is way too expensive. You can only observe bandwidth traffic, but you can't manipulate and govern any of it. It would be great if you were able to specify download/upload rates on a per-app basis. And as far as network monitoring goes, you can't setup filters either. Little Snitch gives you important filtering abilities for $29.95, so for the asking price of $49.99, not giving customers filtering features is disappointing. Update: So it seems that the price has dropped down to $24.99 -- a wise move by Conceited Software. Unfortunately, it still does not solve the issue at hand: Rubbernet does not provide the customer with ANY control features. In terms of usability, again, it is very low. It's still essentially a nice app to look at.

Found helpful by 20 out of 22 people
1/5
Version 1.2
Review by wang_brady

do not buy - the app need a helper app to run but ther domain has expired and you can not download the helper

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
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