Little Snitch for Mac User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Are you sure?"

    November 28, 2014  |   By Smaug4

    Version: Little Snitch 3.5.1.4231

    Pros

    Little Snitch for Mac version 3.5.0 say it is the latest update on 11-28-2014 @ 7PM

    Cons

    Little Snitch for Mac version 3.5.0 say it is the latest update on 11-28-2014 @ 7PM

    Summary

    Little Snitch for Mac version 3.5.0 say it is the latest update on 11-28-2014 @ 7PM

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  • 1.0 stars

    "annoying nagware"

    October 31, 2014  |   By techcafe

    Version: Little Snitch 3.4.2

    Pros

    network monitor

    Cons

    it just gets in the way, and causes all network connections to intermittently freeze

    Summary

    if you're the paranoid type who likes to be constantly nagged by annoying popup alerts, repeatedly requesting permission to allow the operating system and/or other programs access to the network-then by all means, install Little Snitch.

    BUT if you prefer to simply use your Mac in peace & quiet, then don't even think about installing this annoying piece of nagware.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I used it for free and did like it"

    April 24, 2014  |   By GarryGallaher

    Version: Little Snitch 3.3

    Pros

    I believe it worth some money.. Especially if you are paranoid person.

    Cons

    found no cons

    Summary

    Worth to try in my opinion, helps to prevent unknown apps to phone home

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  • 1.0 stars

    "$20 Wasted, Deleted it after using it for 3 day's"

    February 28, 2014  |   By Adrian Vogel

    Version: Little Snitch 3.3

    Pros

    Can't think of any

    Cons

    For most websites you've got to click "Allow" multiple times with some it was over 10.

    Peace of mind returned after I deleted it.

    Adrian

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very good product - never know who is listening"

    February 20, 2014  |   By MACSPECTRUM

    Version: Little Snitch 3.3

    Pros

    works with all major mac operating systems including 10.9

    almost too good

    check your emails - lots of listeners

    Cons

    none that come to mind

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't Download Unless You Know You Need It"

    February 16, 2014  |   By kdonavin

    Version: Little Snitch 3.3

    Pros

    Probably does a good job at what it says it does.

    Cons

    Hassle and a half to uninstall.

    Summary

    I downloaded on the chance that it might help me fix a problem with my computer. It didn't, so I deleted it. Turns out that in order to properly uninstall, one must re-install application online and click uninstall, otherwise Little Snitch leaves junk on your app bar (mac). The designers clearly weren't interested in making life easy for those who want to get rid of their app. That was obnoxious.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I use this to catch software trying to 'call home'"

    June 10, 2013  |   By pagewise

    Version: Little Snitch 3.1

    Pros

    Little Snitch does what I bought it for: Alert me to programs attempting to 'call home'. I wouldn't be without it.

    Cons

    No cons for me personally, given how I use it and what I get out of it. My bro tried it, but didn't know which requests to allow. Noobies need to do some homework.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Rock Solid Protection"

    March 27, 2013  |   By Smaug4

    Version: Little Snitch 3.0.4

    Pros

    Rock Solid Protection keeping your applications from connecting to the internet and staging you in the back.... et to Brutus?

    Cons

    A bit of a learning curve for novice users to utilize all the features

    Summary

    I've been using Little Snitch for over 3 years and I'll keep on using it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't install Little Snitch"

    February 21, 2013  |   By ppsm

    Version: Little Snitch 3.0.2

    Pros

    None zero zip nada nothing at all

    Cons

    Annoying obnoxious viral program that no one outside an expert should use. Shame on CNET for promoting this piece of garbage.

    Summary

    Leave the area. Do not download.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must-have-tool"

    October 28, 2012  |   By Jessifranko

    Version: Little Snitch 3.0

    Pros

    Controlling the outgoing data
    Auto notification
    network monitor

    Cons

    noting to report so far.

    Summary

    This is a must-have-tool.
    Specially for Mountain Lion which has permanently network-traffic.

    The outgoing data can be easily controlled. The tool notify you if an application wants to send something out of your Mac.

    Beginner may read the manuals.

    Better than Apple's crap-tool gatekeeper(confusing poeple, what is good and what is not good).

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