Speedy lets you perform fast and private speedtests directly from your Menubar through Apple's servers. In macOS Monterey Apple added a new "networkquality" terminal command which performs a reliable speedtest that matches real world use cases such as videochat more accurately.
Read this article by Dan Petrov (https://danpetrov.xyz/macos/2021/11/14/analysing-network-quality-macos.html) for a more in depth look into the new utility.
You can download it for free (just put 0 in the price box) or you can help me pay for my Christmas tree (see below) 🎄
Speedy performs a full speedtest in under ten seconds
Speedy connects directly with Apple servers, so no tracking or nonsense.
Speedy uses parallel connections to simulate real world scenarios
1.0 - Initial release
1.1 - The test button is now inactive when a test is running (thanks Dima!)
1.2 - Speedy's design now matches the app icon colors 🎨
1.3 - Larger menu bar icon, added a stop testing button, added a reset button and Speedy now uses the JSON output from the networkquality command so it's more future proof and can also give accurate results for users on connections >1 Gbps (jealous!)
I will be adding the option to launch Speedy on login in a future version.
👨💻 Check out my other macOS utilities:
MacGPT - Use ChatGPT on your Mac and from your menubar
Forehead - Hide the Notch and round your MacBook corners
Test Assistant - Generate useful text and manage your prompts with GPT and your own OpenAPI key
Cooldown - Quickly toggle Low Power Mode from your menubar
Pippo - Improve the Picture-in-Picture video player with seek controls
Vivid - Double the brightness of your MacBook Pro
The Speedy Application