Down Speed

100% private, internet speed test Mac status bar app 🔐

Down Speed for macOS is a private internet speed tester for your status bar.

See you current download speed straight from your status bar, automatically updating between connection changes and at customisable time intervals...perfect for location hopping and remote workers alike.

discussion
Would you recommend this product?
2 Reviews5.0/5
Mac SparrowWeb developer. WordPress enthusiast.
Just purchased and using. Question: any future plans to add a log feature to keep track of down speeds over time? It would be a kick-ass yet small feature. Heck, even if it just wrote to simple .log text file would be great. Thanks for the product!
Upvote (2)
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@captmacsparrow Hey Mac. Thanks for the feedback and thanks for purchasing, you aren't the first to make this suggestion and something I think could be quite valuable. I'll have a think how best to manage it and get something together. Keep an eye for updates. :) All the best, Lee
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Evan BrandWeb Developer
This is a cool idea @theiosdude! Did you build the app with Electron, or is it fully native? Just asking because I know some Electron apps can be pretty resource intensive and this app constantly runs in the background, correct?
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@latecreative1 Hey, thanks Evan. The app is fully native, built in Swift with Xcode. Idle, this app does little to nothing. If you have a timer set to auto-refresh your current speed then its just a timer actively running. Equally I am always actively listening out to connection changes using Apple's frameworks, so no third party implementations here either :)
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Mark DarlingSoftware developer
Bought and installed and it's working perfectly. It would be great if I could have the option to reduce the font size in the menu bar though, or some different display options to reduce the space taken on screen (reduce font, hide icon, remove the Mbs prefix, etc).
Upvote (2)
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@markdarling Thanks for the feedback Mark, most appreciated.<3
Upvote
ShareReport
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @theiosdude, Can you tell us more about what you've built here and why?
Upvote
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@jacqvon Hey there, thank you for reaching out. Simply a Internet Speed test that sits in your status bar on the Mac. The app itself refreshes upon connection changes and, if required, set time intervals. I am a remote worker and hop from one wifi hotspot to another and understanding how much bandwidth I have to play with is extremely useful. As a result, I decided to put together something that worked really easily. Looking at alternatives in the market place, they have extremely over complicated privacy policies which may deter some users from using their service so I decided to develop with no analytics or information gathering as my main USP for the app.
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Raul Rocawabe
Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
Got MacOs Sierra 10.12.6, so I am not able to download it... Any option?
Upvote
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@raulrocawabe Hello Raul, unfortunately the initial releases where only focused on 10.13. I have since enabled capability to work on 10.12 locally but I am yet to finish installing 10.12.x on a virtual machine to just test it. Let me crack on with that this evening, ill drop you a quick note when I am have an update :) Thanks for your patience.
Upvote
ShareReport
Raul Rocawabe
Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
@theiosdude thanks for your work :)
Upvote
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@raulrocawabe Thank you. Raul I have finished testing the app on 10.12, I have just submitted a release to Apple. I will give you a shout when it's approved and released. Apple are typically fast at this at the minute, usually happening over night :)
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Lee D Burrows
Maker
Snr. iOS Developer
@raulrocawabe Hey Raul. An update went live over night with support for 10.12, I hope you enjoy it :)
Upvote (1)
ShareReport
Raul Rocawabe
Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
@theiosdude working! thanks Lee!
Upvote (1)
ShareReport