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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great"

    April 16, 2012  |   By tomrosenbeck

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Does basic and more than I need

    Cons

    I have not found a way to "keep on top" over other windows

    Summary

    Works great

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good application"

    March 4, 2012  |   By mukeshvasan

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    simple and useful for data usage limits

    Cons

    none..........

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent within its limitations"

    February 6, 2012  |   By snuffo_laughagus

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Can quite accurately record internet bandwidth, within 95% of what Windows reports.

    Records speed and usage per hour, day and month in a table and in graphical format, very useful for record keeping and usage analysis.

    Highly customizable appearance and graphical window size, best interface of the 5 or so other similar utilities I have tested, also one of the most reliable, and free on top of that.

    Cons

    Difficult to make it only record internet bandwidth. By default, it records non-internet bandwidth and other network use such as wireless printing and file transfers.

    Does not work on a connection basis but on a machine basis. Ignores other machines on the network such as a second computer or Wi-Fi smartphone usage.

    Unresolved bug occasionally locks up the CPU and requires a task kill to stop and a reboot to properly restart. Developer has abandoned the standalone version in favour of a much less useful browser based model.

    If the program crashes, history file holding all records can get overwritten. As a result, months of logs can be overwritten. A daily backup of the three copies of BitmeterHistory.xml and the two copies of BitmeterSettings.xml file is recommended.

    Summary

    An excellent utility that is highly customizable, has excellent recording facilities, generally works very well and is quite accurate (approximately 95%) for using internet connection bandwidth when the only bandwidth is the internet and there is only a single machine on the network.

    Measures all bandwidth, including printers and network file transfers, is difficult to setup to ignore non internet bandwidth and is totally blind to usage from other devices on the network. Occasionally locks up the CPU. Development abandoned in favour of a much less useful web based model.

    After having used it for several years, I can say that this is an excellent utility as long as you understand its limitations. One of the best available.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "CPU hog even on Win 7 x64 with 4Gb RAM"

    December 30, 2011  |   By mannshands

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    It does what it says.

    Cons

    Used 30% of my CPU on a brand new win7 x64 w/ 4Gb RAM. Caused my audio playback streams to glitch.

    Summary

    I also suspect the accuracy of the totals. I uninstalled it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far so good"

    November 19, 2011  |   By jonrichco

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Seems excellent. Was looking for a replacement for NetLimiter which for some reason does not show stats on my 7/64 machine. BitMeter seems like a good replacement - though it does not (and is not designed to) show which applications are using bandwidth. That apart gives good indication of current and historical usage.

    Cons

    None yet. Green color of upload graph is a bit hard to see.

    Summary

    Does the job it is designed to do very well

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  • 1.0 stars

    "i could not see from c-net that i would have to pay"

    November 15, 2011  |   By patchpatrickpatch

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    i did not use it to find out

    Cons

    i wanted a free product

    Summary

    i did not use it i wanted freeware

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very helpful to see how much bandwidth you are using"

    September 29, 2011  |   By geo4it

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Simple to use

    Cons

    Can't think of any yet

    Summary

    You can tell ISP's they are full of it: especially wireless ISP's who think that 5 Gb is a Lot of Data: Using this programs stopwatch, I was able to see that Netflix uses about 1.5 Gb per hour.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect, very handy"

    June 15, 2011  |   By GinRummys

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Easy on resources if this is an issue.

    Cons

    No app for my stupid iphone.

    Summary

    Having to use my iphone as my main internet connex for the laptop and ps3 gaming, having this wonderful little utility running ensures I stay within my data usage. I wish the creator would make a version for the iphone itself as there are no decent apps that keep track in realtime, I have wasted $.99 on "Data Usage" but it's garbage.

    An excellent product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Exactly what I was looking for."

    June 3, 2011  |   By swimminginthenet

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    Everything that it claims to do.

    Cons

    The looks can be improved upon.

    Summary

    Go for it.

    Updated on Aug 20, 2011

    Wonderful application! Have been using it for the past few months now and it is a permanent fixture on my screen. Looking at the graph alerts me instantly on whether anything is being downloaded or uploaded from/to my system, at what speed, and how much. Particularly useful for those who are on limited internet usage plans and need to be cautious about how much they download . Works perfectly with my LAN internet connection, but haven't been able to find a way of making it work with my datacard internet connection. I highly recommend this app to all internet users.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent software"

    June 3, 2011  |   By vijaydfit

    Version: BitMeter 2 3.5.10

    Pros

    All relevant details of network and internet connection is available.

    Cons

    Seems to be memory hogging. It may be OK with more than 1GB RAM.

    Summary

    Bitmeter2 offers connection speed on the go on desktop which is customisable. Extensive details are available for those who need. It is very useful programme.

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