Little Snitch for Mac

Little Snitch for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 146 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    162,318
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    21.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    364
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Warns of pending external connections"

January 29, 2011  |  By aggtime

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

efficient and clear

Cons

Can be very busy

Summary

Quietly performs as promised

Updated on Feb 5, 2011

Tells you when a program invokes an outside net site. Some are surprising, and useful to know

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4 stars

"Full manual control personal firewall"

January 12, 2011  |  By jonkx

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

You can restrict an app's access to a network host or port or protocol permanently or temporarily. You can generalize a filter to all apps or all ports or all hosts. Critical apps are locked to avoid unintended network denial.

Cons

Unlike free ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall, there's no automatic intelligence, so you must design your own firewall. However, you won't be blindsided unless you do it to yourself. Little Snitch blocks outgoing network accesses only.

Summary

If you are fussy or like to tinker, you can spend a lot of time fine-tuning this application only to get disgusted and start over again. It's a mature program with nearly complete control over external network access. This kind of firewall reacts to network access by applications. If a new (different than those recorded before) access is attempted by an app, Little Snitch will pop up a dialog to allow you to decide whether to allow it. It is low profile - does not use much processor time. The list of filters can get large but is well organized and very easy to read and modify and there is a search feature in case the list becomes otherwise unmanageable. Little Snitch filtering can be completely suspended if desired. It has just the right number of features to be useful and flexible.

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4 stars

"Efficient!"

December 30, 2010  |  By lukssi

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

Information is exhaustive. Connection choice is quick to make

Cons

I don't see much...

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4 stars

"Efficient and reliable."

December 27, 2010  |  By trams88

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

Pop up windows

Cons

Why should I pay for minor changes?

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4 stars

"Saves me a lot of time."

December 26, 2010  |  By bcbrith

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

Easy to install, easy to use once you and the software get to know one another. Excellent in saving me time in searching out and eliminating sneaky outsiders..

Cons

Nothing in particular.

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4 stars

"Likely saved me a lot of misery"

December 19, 2010  |  By baileyzdad

 |  Version: Little Snitch 2.3.3

Pros

Easy to set up & use. Runs in background without slowing anything down. Puts me in control of who gets to use my info.

Cons

Don't know what it doesn't catch, of course. Sometimes sends duplicate alerts within seconds of each other.

Summary

Can't hurt, clearly helps. Why not use it?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.3
  • Several improvements related to domain rules.
  • Host and IP rules have priority over domain rules.
  • Improved handling of multi level cname redirection.
  • Improved Installer application to better deal with modified system installations.
General
Publisher Objective Development
Publisher web site http://www.obdev.at/
Release Date November 25, 2010
Date Added November 25, 2010
Version 2.3.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.21MB
File Name LittleSnitch-3.5.1-nightly-(4233).dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 162,318
Downloads Last Week 364
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95

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