Mac equivalent to JD's Auto Speed Tester?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by steve23094, Feb 8, 2016.

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    steve23094

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    Does anyone know of an OS X equivalent to JD's Auto Speed Tester? I don't mind paying for one if need be.

    This is a Windows app which runs an internet speed test (download and upload) at regular defined intervals and logs it.
     
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    An update.

    On the Mac App Store there is an app that does the job, it's called Network Logger Pro. The problem is that it gives the impression it was designed by a blind person (that's probably unfair to blind people). The colour schemes look like they were chosen by someone on acid. Settings are divided up across several menus instead of neatly contained in Preferences. Various graphical elements clip and overlap. Drop down menus are not wide enough for the text they contain. The general style bears no resemblance to any version of OS X I know. A number of other weird interface decisions. But other than that it's great! I'm thinking of returning it for a refund.

    I also found this site http://testmy.net/auto but I would prefer an app.

    So I would still really like to hear from anybody that has any suggestions.
     
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    I did see that one but there is nothing in the description that suggests it performs and logs internet speed tests at regular intervals, unless you know better?

    EDIT: I tried it anyway and Net Monitor does not perform any speed tests on it's own, it just logs throughput during normal use. It's possible that Net Monitor Sidekick does this but it hasn't been updated since 2014 and will not run on El Capitan. This one is a non-starter.
     
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    A further update.

    I returned Network Logger Pro to the MAS for a refund. I have never done that before and with the new 14 day refund law in the UK it was incredibly easy.

    I found a rather silly mistake in NLP where the test times were logged incorrectly, you could not export to a CSV and then import into Excel to be manipulated. I have no idea how this could be missed. I contacted the author and he was polite and said he would fix the bug in the next release. The problem is that by this stage I had pretty much had enough of NLP so it was not enough to change my mind.

    I have started using test.my and am pleased. It's free, the author is responsive, it's laid out well and you can export your tests. The only burden is having to keep your internet browser running, but that's a small trade off considering the benefits test.my brings to the table.
     

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