Show your IP Address in the Menu Bar

Jun 30, 2011 - 4 Comments

IP Address in the Menu Bar

Do you need your IP address often? If so, IPMenulet is likely the quickest way to have the number handy all the time, it’s a free and simple menu item that displays your current external IP address in the Mac OS X menu bar, there’s no other frills or features.

You can download IPMenulet now (direct .dmg download) or visit the developers website for more information and to view the simple tools source code.

Little utilities like this are really useful if you have a dynamic IP or just find yourself frequently moving around to different networks, although if you fall into the second category and need to allow local connections, you’d probably benefit from using a service like DynDNS, but that’s another topic.

You can always find your IP address in Mac OS X through System Preferences, using the command line, or accessing a web site like whatismyip.org too.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Bust says:

    Use DynDNS and you won’t need to go guessing or typing in numbers, much easier solution.

  2. Jose Lizana says:

    we can also show our IP in the desktop adding it to geekTool, with this command:
    ifconfig|grep 192 |awk ‘{print $2}’

  3. sniperspy says:

    IPMenulet looks really good and professional. I’ve just no started using it and I already love it.

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