LocalSites is a replacement for Bonjour bookmarks that were removed in Safari 11.
The app shows up as an icon in the status bar (right hand side of the menu bar), with a drop down menu listing all web pages advertised in the local network via Bonjour. Selecting an item opens the web page in the default web browser.
Pressing modifier keys before opening the menu allows targeting specific browsers instead of the default browser.
The app is in the AppStore for your convenience and as a way to support its development a bit, but it is open sourced on github, so you're welcome to get it from there and also to contribute enhancements!
- now also works on macOS 10.11 (where Safari 11 can be installed as well)
- added preference setting for a monochrome status bar icon
Ratings and Reviews
Great replacement for missing functionality!
I often need to configure printers, cameras, and other devices on networks that advertise their presence via Bonjour. Without Safari’s built-in functionality that became more challenging. I could work around the problem using a Bonjour Browsing application or an IP scanner but both are more cumbersome. I can launch this little app (or leave it running all the time) and it instantly populates it’s menu with the available devices, ready to open with a single click. It would be nice to be able to use a modifier to get it to open the device’s web page in a browser that you specify instead of the system’s default browser for those devices that don’t play nice with your preferred browser. Nice work, and certainly worth the $1 for the convenience of getting it through the App Store.
Perfect little utility
Does one thing, and does it well. Populates a menubar with all local web servers. Perfect for setting up devices that obtain an IP address that are configured through a web page so you can quickly locate where it is without having to install the devices own little app to find it. I use it a lot when plugging in and configuring Axis web cams, for example. HP Printers also show up in the list.
You can control which browser is launched using modifier keys. Example, holding ctrl down while selecting will open in Chrome, option for Firefox. The default is your default browser.
Thought I was going crazy
I thought I was going crazy, after upgrading to High Sierra, I couldn’t find Bonjour anywhere. I Googled “Bonjour” and came up empty. Finally, I stumbled upon someone who blogged about this app and immediately purchased. It does exactly what Bonjour used to do and I can easily access my network devices. Thanks for writing a cool app dude!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.