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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