Ever been in a hotel where the Internet disconnects you (or logs you out) if you are inactive for a few minutes? If you are frustrated by that, then LifeLine is here to save you further frustration (and hair-loss, if you are the type to pull out your hair) :)
LifeLine has just one job - it connects to an Internet site you provide (or by default, to Google) at a time interval specified by you so that your Internet connection always remains active. This way, you will not get disconnected or logged out. It's as simple as that!
Of course, if an app does just one job, it should do the job right, don't you think? So, LifeLine sits in the menu bar of your Mac and tells you when you are connected to the Internet and when you aren't - if you are connected, the icon will be green, but if the app is unable to connect to the Internet for some reason, then the icon will go red. This way, you'll notice when your Internet connection is out and take the appropriate action.
And that's about it :)
Oh yes, one thing to note is that LifeLine does not automatically connect to the Internet when you start it - we thought that it's best that we leave the connecting and disconnecting under your control. But if you feel that an automatic connection option would help you, do let us know. We are always ready to add more features to LifeLine to make it more useful for you!
* Updated for Swift 4
* Minor fixes and tweaks
Ratings and Reviews
Somtimes simple is better!
Simple way to monitor your internet connection. The creators idea of having it start up on login is a good one. Having a audio sound when your connection would serve as an extra alert to the user. Also maybe make the line pulse at steady intervals would be a nice visual improvement, but not terribly important. Keep the good ideas coming!
i am putting this on a mac used by an 81 year old lady and it would be REALLY nice if this app would start itself (or let me set it to) on mac startup…..
is that possible?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.