Released: Aug 7th, 2017
Developer: Kundi Networks SAS
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K'ed (TNT)
Web Site: https://www.tripmode.ch/
Block the bandwidth usage for certain applications in order to control the traffic when connected to mobile networks, or if you have a limited quota
TripMode is an unobtrusive macOS status bar menu application designed to automatically block the internet access to certain applications if you are connected to a mobile hotspot. This way, you can make sure that your mobile data bill will not be inflated unnecessarily.
Control your internet traffic with minimal effort
Noteworthy is that TripMode is not limited to dealing with mobile networks: you get to activate it manually regardless of the type of your internet connection. The tool proves to be very useful if you have a limited monthly quota and you want to make sure you will not go over.
Once activated, TripMode will block the internet access for applications that have not been vetted by the user. In the TripMode main menu you will see a list with all apps that want internet access, and you get to check the box associated to the ones that you actually want to use.
Makes sure unwanted downloads, synchronizations, or updates are automatically blocked
Considering the high cost for mobile data subscriptions, it is recommended to download large archives or application updates when you are connected to network in which the traffic is less expensive. The same rule applies for online backups or for Cloud synchronizations.
TripMode will automatically block both the download and the upload for the apps that have not been whitelisted. On the other hand, if you need to grant temporary network access to a certain app, you can do so through a simple mouse click.
Unsophisticated yet powerful solution for controlling your internet traffic
If you need to deal with a limited monthly quota for your internet traffic, the TripMode application proves to be a very efficient companion app. The utility activates on its own when you are connecting to a mobile hotspot, but it can also be used with any type of network.
What's new in TripMode 2.0.3
August 7th, 2017
Localization and performance enhancements:
・Added Dutch translations, improved German ones
・Improved iTunes, Photos, and XPC apps filtering
・License can now be deactivated from the About screen
・Better handling of full keyboard access
・CPU usage and stability enhancements