Speedtest by Ookla

Developer: Ookla

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Download Size: 7.2 MB - Download

Description:

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

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Release Notes:

1.3
Fixes some bugs and crashes, primarily affecting Yosemite users.

1.2
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!

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
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 49 out of 53 people
1/5
Version 1.3
Review by ralphner

Way off from the website - I ran several tests side by side with the web version. On the web I get 176.77 Download, 21.01 upload (14ms latency); on the app: 14.5 download, 6.15 upload (13ms latency). Even when done at the same time. Unless I am doing something wrong, this does not work.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
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 7 people
5/5
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 49 out of 53 people
4/5
Version 1.3
Review by master red fox

Getting a read on how my laptop is doing - We have 2 dedicated WIFI sources in household because of the number of items needing connections. All of mine are oon the lower speed connections as it was put to me, I don't need high speed for what i do. Some one gaming or doing constant downloads will need the higher speeds. I just used the app today 6/2/17 to check my connection speed and within 3-4 ms I got the results for both downloads and upload speeds. Considering I have cookie blockers on laptop, the speed is fair. We have Verizon Fios connection and just upgraded the wiring connection because of problems and was glad to see we made the right decision. This speed test ap will help me monitor when I see connection slowing. Thanks for the great app so easy to use.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
5/5
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 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by Peoplefixer014

Great App - I’ve been using the iOS version of this app for some time and just found the OS version. It does just what it says it will do and does it in such a way that the ISP providers never question the results that I share with them. I live in a frontier area ( that’s out in the sticks for you city fellas and gals) and our broadband connections 😂 are less than adequate most of the time, thus requiring frequent checks the speeds the ISPs promised and we are paying for. Thanks for a great app!

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
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