How do you know when you’re connected to the internet? There’s really only one way to know for sure. The Wi-Fi or LTE icon on iPhone tells you. But sometimes it’s wrong. For the Mac, there’s the Wi-Fi signal icon. Or, you can use a a pricey Mac app like Little Snitch to tell you. Or, use Online. For free.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Maybe so, maybe not, but in the case of Online I can imagine a Mac app developer who grew tired of sporadic connectivity and just wanted a simple reminder that, 1) the internet connection was still working, or, 2) the internet connection was no longer working.
Oh, and make it visual. And free. And easy.
Let me see how many ways I can describe the obvious benefits of Online.
Online is a minimalist App for Mac that lets users know whether the system is connected to internet or not. It puts a green dot on the Status Bar while the internet is there and turns red when disconnected.
That seems simple enough, right?
How about that green dot and the one-click controls?
That’s just about all you need to know. So, how about a Thursday Freebie Recap?
- Green when connected
- Red when not connected
Not bad for free, right?
But, wouldn’t a few additional features be worth a few dollars? For example, how about a list of all the disconnections and their times? How about an alert sound? Or, an email notification?
See what a little money can do to something that is utterly simple? Not bad for Thursday Freebie, huh?