Users who work on multiple wireless networks may find native managers insufficient. AirRader for Mac provides additional wireless management options in a relatively easy-to-use format.
AirRader for Mac is available as a free trial version with a 15-day limit. The full, unrestricted version requires a $19.95 payment. The download was fast and the program's native installer was well designed. The installer did require acceptance of a user agreement and a pop-up prompted payment to access the full version, but this was easily dismissed. The menu's major options available to the user are relatively easy to locate and the graphics associated with these buttons were clear. There is also support for updates and the program can be set to automatically check for them. In terms of functioning, the program searches for and displays available networks, although the placement of the search button is in an odd location. Networks are sorted according to their signal strength and placed in categories such as security, public, and general networks. The list was easy to read and additional options graphed the results and saved favorites.
For those users who frequently use different wireless networks, AirRadar for Mac works well and allows some additional features beyond native managers.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AirRadar for Mac 2.3.