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TripMode 3

Alix Sàrl has released version 3 of its TripMode data usage control utility, which optimizes your Mac’s data usage by automatically blocking unnecessary Internet traffic (see “TripMode Prevents Unwanted Internet Data Usage on a Tethered Mac,” 22 July 2015). This major upgrade introduces the new Live Monitor to oversee the traffic of all apps in real-time, making it easy to identify excessive or unexpected data transfers. The release also adds the App inspector for insights into data transfer activity from or to third-party servers, and it gains Historical Reports for viewing total and per-app data usage. TripMode 3 requires macOS 11.0 Big Sur, though TripMode 2.3 is available for those running 10.10 Yosemite through 10.15 Catalina. It’s priced at $15 for a single license or $20 for two licenses plus a TripMode 2 license for retro-compatibility. TripMode is also included in the $9.99-per-month Setapp Mac app subscription service. ($15 new, $7.50 upgrade from TripMode 2, a free upgrade for purchases in the last 6 months, 10.3 MB, release notes, macOS 11+)

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  1. @agen, the article lists TripMode 3 as a free update, but for me it was a paid update from TripMode 2. I received an email that gave me a coupon for 50% off the single-user licence if I upgraded before the end of the month. So I think after October, it will be a paid update at full price. Given the price is so low and TripMode is so great, I don’t think this is unreasonable, but you might want to update the pricing in your article.

  2. If you haven’t installed BigSur, do not actually update your computer to TripMode 3. You can purchase the upgrade so that you have an updated license, but TripMode 3 does not run on any release below macOS 11. You will need to re-install TripMode 2, although I believe you can run it with the TripMode 3 license code.

    Note: if you need to redownload TripMode 2, you can do it from here.

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