Down Speed

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

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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.

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Mac Sparrow@captmacsparrow · WordPress & Front-end web developer
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!
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · 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
Evan Brand@latecreative1 · Web 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?
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · 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 :)
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Any Windows version ?
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · Snr. iOS Developer
@ayush_chandra Unfortunately not at the minute, however, if time free's up I do fancy giving it a star :) Thank you.
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · Snr. iOS Developer
@ayush_chandra *star = stab
Mark Darling@markdarling · Software 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).
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · Snr. iOS Developer
@markdarling Thanks for the feedback Mark, most appreciated.<3
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @theiosdude, Can you tell us more about what you've built here and why?
Lee D BurrowsMaker@theiosdude · 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.