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Shareware; $24.95

Current Version: 3.3 (May 26, 2010)

From the PacketStream home page: "PacketStream provides point-and-click activation of the Mac's built-in network monitoring program, which is usually available only from the command line. By clicking a few buttons, you can monitor data as it streams over your network--especially useful for checking web traffic, network bottlenecks, or even suspicious network activity. All network data is displayed in the application itself, and you can save the data to a file for further analysis later."

Version 3.3 adds/changes the following:

  • Now supports AppleScript and Services.
  • Status icon changes during network scan.
  • Now supports Keychain integration for password.
  • Improved status messages in the main window.
  • Can now show contents of packet data in main window.

The download is a 30-day demo; you can purchase a license to use the program past the 30-day trial period. Mac OS X 10.4 is the minimum supported platform.

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Related Links

For an interesting and objective third-party view of Apple's networking technology - from MacTCP through Open Transport and beywond - Peter Sichel's Sustainable Softworks page is unparalleled.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!