Discovery - DNS-SD Browser 4+

Browse local Bonjour services

Lily Ballard

    • 4.9 • 108 Ratings
    • Free



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

• 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

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Discovery has been updated for Apple Silicon.

As usual, this version also includes an updated set of service type names.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Tymcode ,

SImple application to do just what you'd expect

Browse the Zeroconf/Bonjour devices and services quickly and simply with a very standard UI that does what you'd expect. Love it.

I think a context menu for right-clicking and copying the IP address would be appropriate but you can still do it with Command-C so it's not a big deal.

I'd like to see filtering options someday to filter on service, domain, metadata, IP/subnet, and browse by device... maybe a floating window that displays all metadata for a selected service. But I'm not going to take off any stars because this app does exactly what it says it will do in a predictable way and I appreciate that.

Anton Rang ,

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).

Luddite! ,

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.


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