If you are a heavy internet user, and your ISP has a cap on your download/upload limit per month, SurplusMeter is the software that I would recommend you to use (Note: only if you are using Mac OS).

Quote from the website:

"If you have a broadband internet service with a monthly download limit, you may find SurplusMeter comes in handy. It measures the download and upload traffic on your Internet connection and keeps a record of your traffic volume. It gives you all kinds of useful output statistics, like daily allowance, average daily usage, accumulated surplus, and more.

Statistics are presented in three ways: simple bytes in/out; summaries of megabytes used and remaining, and graphic meters which display at a glance when you're getting close to exceeding your limit.

Privacy Note: SurplusMeter measures only the volume of traffic on your connection. It does not look at the content of data in/out or record where it comes from. Also, SurplusMeter is completely passive; it does not send any information to anyone.

SurplusMeter is freeware. It's open-source, released under the GNU General Public Licence. You can download the source code from our Downloads page.

Current Version: 2.0.2

What's New:

  • Today's Usage figure only turns red if it exceeds daily allowance and surplus combined.
  • Archive gives data in GB as well as MB and bytes.
  • Slovak localization (courtesy Rudolf Gavlas).
  • Universal Binary (now supports only 10.4 or later)."


SkoobySoft - SurplusMeter