System Utilities - IP

Description: - display your current internal or external IP
- choose between Airport, Ethernet, Firewire and your "real" Internet/WAN IP
- copy IP to clipboard by click
- run multiple copies to show different IPs at once
- refresh automatically everytime you open the Dashboard
- small and simple, no-frills
Author: maahnman
Version: 2.7
New in v2.7: Bugfix
Uploaded on: August 30th 2006 at 5:11 PM
Rating: (4.22 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 7653 (all versions), 2730 (this version)
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Looks great! I love widgets that serve a single purpose rather than trying to solve everything. Developers don't seem to understand how memory requirements increase when you add functionality, and with widgets, they should really be modular.

My only suggestion would be that when the widget is refreshing, to animate the refresh button on the left rather than changing the text color to red. Would improve the design score, in my opinion.

Posted by: nFinity on Aug 29, 05 (11:15 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Can you have a toggle switch (remember the back CAN be larger than the face!) to have it show the LOCAL IP when you cick it? toggle between Wan & Local?

Posted by: Liquidrums on Aug 30, 05 (5:17 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Great! Thanks for listening! smiley

Posted by: nFinity on Aug 30, 05 (6:06 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

I prefer BwanaDik (no widget) http://www.jschilling.net/sw_bwanadik.php which displays both internal and external IP. It even shows whether you're online or not.

Posted by: DrDip on Sep 13, 05 (11:03 AM) for version 1.2 (previous version)  

Very nice. Could use some different color backgrounds, so we can distinguish between the different interfaces. Thanks for the widget.

Posted by: elrac on Sep 25, 05 (6:29 PM) for version 2.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

It works nicely, though it would be really nice to have an icon to indicate whether the IP was WAN, ethernet, or airport. The NetStat widget did this nicely, but its WAN detection seems to be broken now, so I've switched to your IP widget.

Posted by: JoeHughes on Sep 25, 05 (7:09 PM) for version 2.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Nice, thanks for adding the icons!

Posted by: JoeHughes on Oct 02, 05 (3:20 AM) for version 2.1 (previous version)  

Now it's perfect!!

Posted by: elrac on Oct 02, 05 (5:52 AM) for version 2.1 (previous version)  

This latest version fails to get my WAN address. Fortunately I saved a copy of v2.3, which still works.

Don't know why, but several IP-getting widgets don't work... Network Stat 1.3 has the same problem, while Netstat 2.5 does not.

Posted by: maco on Jan 07, 06 (6:05 AM) for version 2.4 (previous version)  

@maco

check your firewall configuartion. You have to allow the terminal app curl to connect to the Internet with http.
curl is used since v2.4, because it is much more stable than Apples built-in Widget Methods.

Posted by: maahnman (developer) on Jan 29, 06 (6:43 PM) for version 2.4 (previous version)  

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