By Conceited Software
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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.
What's New in Version 1.2
- 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
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 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.
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.