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Palin — an internet connection indicator for your Mac

Palin screen shot

Palin is an app for your menu bar that shows a green dot when you have an internet connection, or a red dot if you don’t have an internet connection.

Download the latest version here.

I built Palin for two reasons:

  1. I tether using my iPhone on the commute to work – the internet is often flaky and I regularly find myself opening a terminal and running ping 8.8.8.8.
  2. The wifi card on my work machine is rather troublesome, so it’s nice to have the internet status available at a glance.

Palin is named for Michael Palin, whose television travel series Around the World in 80 Days happened to be television the night before I decided to build it.