Discovery is a utility that displays all of the Bonjour services available on the local network or on Wide-Area Bonjour domains. Use it to debug your latest program, detect computers connected to your network, or just keep tabs on what services are available. Perfect for network admins or developers!
This application is the successor to the venerable Bonjour Browser.app.
• Browses for services on local or remote domains using Bonjour
• Automatically detects all available local domains and services
• Displays information about each service, including domain name, IP address(es), and TXT record
• Display recommended browsing domains with spaces correctly instead of showing \032 escapes.
• Sort domains and services case-insensitively.
Ratings and Reviews
Very useful for watching the local network
This is a very simple application which is very useful in specific circumstances — when you need to know what devices are on your local network, what services they provide, etc. With HomeKit devices which support WiFi, for example, you can match their name, IP address, and MAC address. You can see which computers have SSH enabled, or screen sharing. (Assuming they’re enabled through the normal OS X mechanisms, which support Bonjour.) A great addition to the toolkit of OS X network administrators (including advanced home users).
Awesome simple Bonjour developer tool now on the App Store!
I've used Bonjour Browser for years, and for quite a while it wasn't updated (didn't really need to be). But with the App Store release, it has been brought up to date, and resolved a few little issues that have always plagued me with earlier releases (no more "Canot resolve link-local name" in a service's listing). Yes, you can run dns-sd on the CLI but this tool is far more convenient for monitorinig. Simple, elegant and effective! Thanks KB for the update!
Not just for power users
I'd forgotton about Bonjour Browser for years. I hadn't been doing much network support, or, as happens, documenting my own home network. Seems I had forgotten how it is arranged and mapped.
I've got a bunch of the high-end network tools - WIreshark, nmap, etc, but, since most of the network is Apple compatible stuff, Discover gives me all the info I need most of the time, simply, cleanly, and with no muss for fuss. Everyone with a home network can use this.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.