An intuitive and versatile network bandwidth visualizer that allows you to keep a close eye on the throughput of the Internet or Wi-Fi activities
The application displays both the numerical values of the download / upload speeds as well as a graph in its system bar panel. This way, you can check in just a click how much bandwidth devices are using and view their throughput.
Another advantage of using PeakHour is that it can track your Internet usage when you have only a limited allowance per month. As such, it can show you the days and hours left as well as the amount of traffic you have consumed and how much is still available.
In addition to this, you can use the PeakHour app to troubleshoot slow connections by checking which device consumes the most traffic. After learning the traffic usage of each, you can make modifications accordingly using 3rd party apps.
As far as preferences are concerned, PeakHour is quite generous. In its preferences window, you can configure the targets (Internet cable, Wi-Fi, ADSL or NAS) and configure bandwidth options, such as the maximum inbound and outbound bandwidth.
Furthermore, before purchasing PeakHour, you are advised to download the PeakHour Compatibility Check application, which is free on the Mac App Store, to verify whether PeakHour supports your device, especially when dealing with UPnP-enabled and SNMP-enabled devices.
In a nutshell, PeakHour is a handy application that will help you monitor bandwidth usage and troubleshoot any slow connections. It is easy to set up and the traffic information is intuitively displayed into a customizable menu bar panel.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on October 29th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Fixed: crash bug.
Application descriptionPeakHour is a real-time, SNMP-based tool to monitor your network bandwidth monitor.PeakHour provides a real-time graph...