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★ Rubbernet – Network Traffic Monitor and Bandwidth Dashboard for Mac OSX

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Network Traffic Monitor


Rubbernet provides real-time monitoring so you can keep an eye on the exact state of your live network connections. Rubbernet provides 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.

The best part is that Rubbernet will let you view stats for any machine running Rubbernet on your local network. 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.

Ease of Use: 5
Look and Feel: 5
Functionality: 5

Overall Rating: 5/5

Wish List:

  • Ability to view traffic stats remotely (possibly using ShareTool or Mobile Me's network connectivity).
  • Ability to view status from Mobile Device
  • Linux daemon for remote server monitoring

Price: $29.99 | Trial? Yes | Homepage

★ Image Smith – Batch Image Processing with the speed and simplicity of Mac OSX

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I've spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect batch image editing tool. I often find that I have to resize images in bulk, Image Smith, by Koingo Software, was the only app that produced great looking results and had a simple, intuitive interface.

It's perfect for what it is. There isn't a single thing I would change.

Image Smith is a powerful batch image processing tool. With a variety of features you can easily scale, reorient, recolorize, convert, and flatten images. Image Smith can open numerous different picture file types, and output in the most common industry standard formats like JPEG, GIF, and PNG.

Use the numerous predefined presets in Image Smith to scale or stretch images down to formats suitable for web banners, e-mailing photos, backups, and more! This is ideal for taking large photos from your camera, which may be upwards of five megabytes each, and scaling and converting them down to a manageable size of only a few hundred kilobytes.

Rating: 5/5.

Image smith is now available on the mac app store.

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