As soon as you’re connected to the Internet, your apps can send whatever they want to wherever they want, unnoticed by you, because all of this happens invisibly under the hood.
Little Snitch Mini makes these network connections visible and puts you back in the driver’s seat!
It’s a lightweight, unobtrusive but yet incredibly powerful network monitoring and firewall tool, allowing you to conveniently watch and analyze all Internet connections made by your apps, and conveniently block unwanted ones with a single mouse click.
It provides exciting insights into the network activity of your computer and shows detailed connection information of all apps and system processes.
Enjoy easy to understand real-time diagrams of network traffic, an animated map view to identify connections into various countries, a traffic history with statistics information about previous connections over the past twelve months, and an extremely easy to use blocklist management – just choose from a curated set of blocklists to instantly isolate your computer from thousands of advertising-, tracking-, or malware-sites.
The basic network traffic monitoring functionality, including a real-time connection list, traffic diagrams and the animated map view of worldwide network connections can be used for free.
The full feature set, including blocking of connections, extended traffic history time ranges, advanced display and filtering options and more is available as an in-app purchase.
The “Recently Blocked” item shown in the status menu in the menu bar now displays a red badge with the number of recently blocked connections.
Fixed a layout bug in the toolbar of the connection list window.
This version also addresses an issue that could cause the Premium subscription status to get lost temporarily — typically when starting the app immediately (or automatically) after restarting the computer. If you were affected by this bug, please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Ratings and Reviews
The tools is wonderful dont get me worng, the 3 starts is for functionality.
1. Adding custom blocks list need to be more stream lined. Maybe be able to add more than one at a time?
2. Backups my dude - the basic ability to backup settings either automagic via icloud or a button is a must these days.
Little Snitch is (Among) THE First GUI Pro-Active Firewall I Found
Little Snitch is among the best, or **the best**, firewall for your system. I’ve been using the Mac version for a while. Does twenty years sound like a long time?
A slick GUI showing data throughput information in a few simple ways, with more features:
1) Internet connection requests to other computers,
2) traditional two-dimensional ‘X’ and ‘Y’ graphs showing data throughput,
3) guesstimates of location information overlayed on interactive maps,
4) ability to STOP or allow a connection quickly.
I just recently decided to try this version out for a month.
Sorry for the immediate ding (Apple bug?), but the view of the map doesn’t show all the points. Many of the places being connected to are outside the view. :-( And a click on the ‘-‘ button doesn’t zoom out so we can see everything.
Little Snitch helps *you* understand your network traffic, it’s *not* trying to snitch against you.
Easy mode connection blocking and monitoring
I've used little snitch mini since it came out. I was previously a user of the full version and other OSS alternatives. I think it's perfect for basic connection monitoring and blocking; it's a high quality app and does the job without much fuss. There were minor bugs when it came out, but those were resolved pretty quickly for me. So long as it keeps running smoothly and gets regular updates I think the subscription is fair.
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- Objective Development Software GmbH
- 12.9 MB
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later.
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- Yearly Subscription $13.49
- Monthly Subscription $1.49