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PeakHour is a beautiful, network traffic visualiser that lives in your Mac OS menu bar. It provides an instant view of your Internet or WiFi activity in real-time.
PeakHour is perfect for monitoring your compatible network devices*: Internet, WiFi, NAS, servers and more. PeakHour gives you a real-time visual view of how much bandwidth your devices are using.
PeakHour can also track individual total usage (optionally over an automatically reset monthly period), and can also track your Internet usage if you're on a capped or limited monthly allowance.
Some uses for PeakHour:
- Monitor your Internet usage in real-time.
- Help determine the optimum placement of your Wireless Access Point for maximum performance or troubleshoot slow WiFi.
- Track how much Internet data you're using to make sure you don't go over your monthly allowance.
- Help troubleshoot Internet performance problems and slowdowns.
- Check your ISP is providing the speeds you're paying for.
- Monitor the performance of your network and connected devices: NAS, servers and other network devices.
◆ Can monitor any capable, SNMP-enabled or UPnP-enabled device. Note if you are unsure if you device supports these things. download the free PeakHour Compatibility Check tool (see the sidebar).
◆ Monitor multiple devices at once.
◆ Drop-down display showing real-time upload / download graph and router information.
◆ Detailed usage summary means your monthly consumption is always available at a glance.
◆ Configuration Assistant makes it easy to set up your various devices to monitor.
◆ Configurable display:
- Units (eg. MB/sec vs Mbit/sec)
- Scale (Automatic or fixed)
- Graph smoothing
- Graph colors
- Lots more
◆ Optimised for Retina displays.
◆ Fully supports Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
** IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY - PLEASE READ THIS **
PeakHour requires SNMP or UPnP to be supported on enabled in order to monitor a device. We have created the PeakHour Compatibility Check tool to help you determine if your device(s) work with PeakHour. Grab it from the Mac AppStore (it's free) before purchasing if you are unsure.
PLEASE if you are having problems with PeakHour interacting with your router, contact us so that we can assist you. We have a growing troubleshooting FAQ and extensive documentation at support.peakhourapp.com and we're always available at email@example.com.
Note if you're having trouble and choose to leave a review rather than get in contact with us directly, we cannot help you as AppStore reviews are anonymous.
What's New in Version 2.1.6
*** COMING SOON: PeakHour 3 with history, logging, usage triggers, Yosemite support and lots more! ***
- Fixed: crash bug.
Awesome App, Easy to Use!
Honestly, I'm not sure what the deal is with the other negative reviews as this app is pretty awesome. I have been trying to find a somewhat simple solution for monitoring network usage for quite a while, and this tool has been far easier to set up than others. All of my devices required SNMP monitoring which does take a bit of setup time. Thankfully the developer has a good guide on their website for enebling SNMP on Macs (as this is usually turned off by default). Maybe something that a novice isn't comfortable in doing… but as long as you have basic computer/networking skills/knowledge and don't mind a bit of research/tinkering then will not be that big a deal.
My only request would be an alternate window or fullscreen view as opposed to the pop-out menu style. If you are monitoring a lot of devices it's a bit cumbersome to have to scroll though them all.
I am a systems engineer. A lot of the work I do is from home. I have been looking for a simple way to keep an eye on my connection when working from home, especially with my young boys here at times and we are competing for bandwidth. I traffic shape on my firewall, but still like to see whats going on with the traffic. This app lets me do just that without having to have additional monitors open all the time or have the firewall admin open all the time. Nice job!
Beware- Compatibility Check app may be wrong
In my case the “free” PeakHour compatibility check app said my router was capable of being monitored. Then, when I pay $5 for this actual PeakHour app, it shows it cannot find my router. Dishonest marketing in claiming the app is free, when in actuality, the app costs money and then does NOT work (despite what their free ‘compatibility check’ says’).