Show your IP Address in the Menu Bar of OS X with IPMenulet

Jun 30, 2011 - 4 Comments


Do you need your computers 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 – link changed visit dev site instead) or visit the developers website here for more information and to view the simple tools source code.

This is what the IP address will look like in a Mac menu bar:

IP Address in the Menu Bar

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 too.


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


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  1. sniperspy says:

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

  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}’

    • Binaryspiral says:

      This app shows your public IP, your command shows the local IP. Both are useful in different ways.

  3. Bust says:

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

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