Have you ever wondered which application is using up all your internet data? We live out-of-town on a rural property and I’m on a plan that only has 60GB per month. Sometimes I am tracking along fine when overnight my data usage spikes and I lose 10GB. Where has it all gone? After trying out various Apps that monitor and track your internet usage I have found TripMode to be great for tracking my usage.
TripMode is a little menu bar application that monitors every application on your computer and it’s internet use per application. For example here is a display of my usage in one day:
As well as keeping track of how much data each application is using, you can manually enable or disable the internet for each application. For example, in the screenshot above I have disabled internet access for the ‘Slack’ \application. This is handy if you are low on internet allowance and what to control what each application uses.
Tripmode will also let you choose whether to view the data for a day, a week, or the entire month.
Tripmode costs $10, but there were no free alternatives that I could find, so after running the trial for 7 days I decided to purchase it.
I use it a lot.
I have no relationship with Tripmode, but I love it! I purchased it for $10 and I think it’s well worth the price. You can download it here.