Speedtest by Ookla

Developer: Ookla

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 7.2 MB - Download


Use Speedtest for quick, easy, one-click connection testing—accurate everywhere thanks to our global network.

Millions of people each day go to Speedtest.net and use our Speedtest mobile apps to test their internet speed. Now, the most accurate and convenient way to test your speed lives in your macOS menu bar.

- Get your ping, download, and upload speeds within seconds
- Real-time graphs show connection consistency
- Troubleshoot or verify the speed you were promised
- Track prior tests with detailed reporting
- Easily share your results


Release Notes:

Fixes some bugs and crashes, primarily affecting Yosemite users.

Greetings! This is a big release that contains lots of changes based on your feedback. Thanks!

- The app now runs in dock mode by default, with menubar mode as an option.
- 16(!) additional languages.
- Packet loss and jitter now displayed on result details.
- Download your results as a CSV.
- We now detect whether you’re on a wired or wifi connection, and display which connection method was used in result detail views.
- Some really pretty graphs (if we do say so ourselves).
- And of course, additional bug fixes and improvements.

If you rely on Speedtest to diagnose connectivity issues and keep your Internet service provider and carriers honest, we'd be thrilled if you would leave us some feedback in the Mac App Store. Thanks and happy testing!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3
Review by Jensen G

packet loss results in-app, woohoo! - This is now a full replacement for both PingTest and SpeedTest websites. I would prefer if PingTest (e.g. packet loss) results were displayed front and center instead of buried in the menus. The more I test, the more I realize that any amount of packet loss will inhibit even the speediest connections.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3
Review by You can call me . . . no you can't!

Needs to denote servers supporting Packet Loss - When selecting servers to test, there’s no indication which ones do not support the Packet Loss test. One only finds this out after the fact. As a result you have to try other local servers until you find one that supports it. I’d strongly recommend they indicate which servers do/don’t support the Packet Loss test. Perhaps an asterisk, bold, italicized server names to indicate such would help. Otherwise the app is great. One potential issue is that there’s extra work when consulting and having to get clients to download the app rather than simply check on a web link.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.3
Review by JK449Q

Great App - Love the new app but a few things need changed. The ping test results (jitter and packet loss) really need to be on main screen. Also Packet Loss is only measured if testing to a supported server. Would be nice to list which servers support this feature instead of just having to test a few and see if the packet loss shows up. Or just have option on run test to include packet loss and allow the app to pick a server that supports packet loss testing.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3
Review by RobtAndr

Webmaster Review - I have been designing websites since 1981… Yes, I am THAT old. I have been using SpeedTest since about 1990 and have found that it returns reliable results. Not consistent… RELIABLE. There is a difference. There are any number of factors that can affect your upload and download speeds, but this will at least allow you to get a realistic overview of your situation. It needs to be noted that as with a chain, speed is only as fast as its fastest component. There are slow websites, slow computers, and more importantly slow routers. Speed is also affected by others using your network, games or programs that are active, and even TSR programs (Terminate and Stay Resident) that you may not even think of. If you are NOT getting the results you expect, check some of these weak links. I have not used THIS app yet. I am only downloading it at this moment, but I would bet good money that it is just as stable as their program has been for these past 30 years that I have been a loyal follower.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.3
Review by phranticness

Great free ap! - Great free ap! I appreciate Ookla offering free speed testing for so many years, and you’ve done it again with a nice little ap. I know you guys have to make money some how, and I’m sure it’s usually through advertising or data compiling, but this ap is super clean, free of advertisement, and works great. Thanks for your hard work!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.3
Review by Juelz8302

The Best speed test service availble - I have been using Speedtest.net for years and the service gets better and better each year. I have alwyas wanted a MacOS app simular to the iOS counter parts. Better than expected, clean simple and straight to the point hidden in menu bar. The only suggesgtion I have is a bug report option and a feedback tab somewhere in settings. Possibly add a few more options that are availibe to the browser version like server lists, and measurement adjustments.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people