Stopped working after Yosemite upgrade
This app worked great in 10.9, but when I installed 10.10, and 10.10.1 the application runs the CPU to 100% and has to be force quit. Uninstall/reinstall did not correct this behavior. Hopefully this issue gets corrected soon as the app was great. I have 1.2.2 installed. Upgraded to 1.2.3 and still have an unworking app. Uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled and still no go. as soon as app starts the CPU runs to 100%.
Not worth $20, still buggy and inconsistent
This is a long review, so if you’re just interested in the gist, here it is: a lot of potential - but right now, and for the past year - it uses a ton of resources, crashes, has other bugs and is generally unreliable. Beautiful GUI, horrible implementation of the actual program. If fixed, I’d give it 5 stars immediately. Right now, it would be best as a “free” app. Detailed review starts next (if you’re bored and really want to read 4500 characters!) As other people have said, the GUI is great. It is well laid out and, overall, an awesome *looking* app. The problem is there are issues with this app that have existed for nearly a year and still persist. I even tried to contact the developer about the major problems but didn’t get any response. The problems I’ve seen are: 1. When attempting to enter a subnet to scan, you cannot enter the subnet as a whole.. e.g. you are supposed to enter the network address and then use a combo box selector to choose the subnet mask. The problem is, the box for the address is prefilled and it is nearly impossible to erase anything in each of the dotted quads. You cannot delete the entire address and type it from scratch and, many times, as you try to change a quad at a time, it will just refill it with the initial value. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. This means you have to manually enter the range. (issue has existed since I first obtained app nearly a year ago). 1b. The subnet combo box contains incorrect values for the /26 (255.255.255.192) network mask choice - it lists it as 255.255.255.129 and seems to actually be calculating the network range that way too. So, if you have a /26 block you’re trying to scan, enter it manually. 2. The software is unstable whenever the amount of monitored addresses is more than around 20-30. I have an iPhone/iPad app which can display in real time and constantly refresh, a grid of up to 100 addresses along with their average, min and max response times and history - IN REAL TIME - but this software will crash almost immediately. 3. DNS resolution is really weird. I’m not sure if the developer is using his own methods for performing the DNS queries, but it seems like the software does not use the core system resolver (or if it does, there is an error in the implementation of the interface) because we have no issues with DNS (forward or reverse) with any other software but get odd results here. 4. With this new update (I think it is the newest update, honestly I haven’t used the program in about 8 months since it had so many problems…but tried it again after the update was released) it seems like now the developer wants you to BUY ANOTHER ONE OF HIS APPS JUST TO PERFORM WAKE ON LAN. I don’t get it, because the app still has a button to perform a WOL. However, it also has a new choice: “Open in Remote Wake Up.” - I clicked that and was redirected to the developers website and presented with an option to purchase that software for $5! 5. Related to 4 above, the built in Wake on Lan has never worked for me and still doesn’t. The command line util “wol” works perfectly, as do several other apps both on my Mac’s and my iOS devices. But not once has this program ever actually woken a properly configured computer that was sleeping on the local LAN. So, if the WOL functionality in this app doesn’t work, I sure wouldn’t get the related Remote Wake Up app. Much less pay anything for it. Much Much Much less, pay $5 for it. There is a lot of great potential with this app - but my experience has been that the developer does not respond to emails nor do simple problems that have been reported (such as the subnet mask problem, likely just a basic typo - 129 instead of 192) get fixed. The other problem I have is that it is nowhere near being worth $20. If it worked reliably and did everything it was advertised to do without utilizing huge resources and/or crashing continuously, I would gladly pay $20 for it. But it doesn’t do that - it still hogs resources, crashes and, adding insult to injury, attempts to sell you software to do something this program is supposed to have inbuilt functionality already ( wake on LAN ). I prefer to use the shell command “wol” anyway….plus, it’s free for anyone. If this software were repaired and actually did the things it was supposed to do, I would give it 5 stars in a heartbeat. I’ll keep watching for updates and I promise I will update my review accordingly if it is fixed. Right now, my suggestion is DON”T WASTE $20 ON THIS APP (version 1.2.2)!!
Stopped working after Yosemite upgrade
This app worked great in 10.9, but when I installed 10.10, and 10.10.1 the application runs the CPU to 100% and has to be force quit. Uninstall/reinstall did not correct this behavior. Hopefully this issue gets corrected soon as the app was great. I have 1.2.2 installed.
Started off with the trial and loved it, so it was only right that I purchased the full version - does EXACTLY what it says (and more)! And the support team is extremely quick shoulkd you run into issues or just wanna show ‘em love!
Unable to get hostname for IP’s scanned
I like the app overall, BUT it does me little good if it cannot lookup an IP address and get the hostname. We use another app called NetAdmin that does pretty much what this one does and it can retrieve the hostnames for all IP’s scanned. So I know its not my Mac, my DNS server or network. Fix the hostanme issue and I will gladly give it a higher rating. Also I mean really you couldn’t find better images than an old CRT to use?Please fix or I would like a refund.