Speedtest by Ookla
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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
What's New in Version 1.1
We've fixed a few bugs for users using Yosemite (10.10) and added the ability to copy your completed test result URL to the clipboard from the share menu.
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 App Store. Thanks and happy testing!
Make a non-modal windowed app, not menubar
I’m really glad Ookla made this into a Mac app - I’ve really enjoyed having it on my iPad, and I don’t trust my browser to be an uncompromised environment for testing (far too often there are other web sites open that are resource hogs, and often that’s a moment when I want to see if my computer is bogging, or my line is - so testing from within the browser is a false result).
However, the choice to make this a menubar item is, IMO, a mistake. It essentially forces the test to be modal: I can’t touch ANYTHING else on my Mac while it’s running or it’ll pop the popover back down, and hide the running test, meaning I can’t run it and keep an eye on it while working on something else. I don’t want it running all the time, so I’m not sure what the utility or benefit of having it as a menubar item was intended to be, but I can tell you I’m positive I would rather this be a simple windowed app with standard menus, that launches when I launch it, and quits when I’m done with it via command-q, just like any other app. This is a valuable utility, and I’d like to give it 5 stars, but it’s not SO special that it deserves to be a special snowflake and not be a normal app.
Also, if you’re going to insist on keeping it a menubar app, for heaven’s sake at least put the icon in the right place in the menubar. It’s too low. Center it properly.
Seems to work, but what’s the point?
I tried this, and their web-based speed test, and they gave basically the same speeds. This app gave slightly lower speeds, strangely, but not by much, so I trust that it’s generally correct. But since there are webpages that do exactly the same thing, what’s the point of the app?
The interface is weird. There’s a little “person” icon, which oddly leads to a different screen with about/quit/history. There’s a “share” icon, which sometimes stops working (not that anybody would ever use it, anyway). It all lives in one tall window, like they ported their iOS app but didn’t bother to adapt to Mac conventions. It lives in the menubar, for some reason, and doesn’t quit when you close the window.
Even more worrying, given that fact: the app has sandbox entitlements for network client (as expected), personal location (maybe), and network server (what!?). Why do they want us to install and run a network server in the background? Uninstalled.
Nice app w/ Poor UX Decision for Quit
The app works well. I don’t mind it running in the menu instead of the Dock. The only issue I found with it is finding out how to quit it. Instead of allowing the user to Ctrl+click the icon on the menu to get a “Quit” option or putting the quit option in an obvious and standard place, they seemingly hid it and displayed it in a very non-obvious place. The result is confusion and some people leaving poor reviews because they can’t figure out how to close the app. If they simply fix that one thing, it will probably result in better reviews and user experience for the app.