An amazing utility that I recommend to any Mac user, Little Snitch, has just updated it’s software to version 3.3. The biggest change is it now properly supports the soon to be released OS X 10.9 Mavericks, here are all the changes:
Little Snitch 3.3 – Oct 9, 2013
- Little Snitch is now compatible with OS X Mavericks.
- Added a welcome window to Little Snitch Configuration to help you get started (shown automatically after updating).
- Instead of some alerts, notification are shown in notification center.
- The Network Monitor window can now be dragged to a screen that lies above a screen with a menu bar.
- Improved filtering behavior during system startup.
- Improved Profile Switching Alert behavior.
- Improved Network Monitor window positioning on multiple display setups.
- Fixed an issue causing Little Snitch to display IP addresses instead of the actual hostnames.
- Fixed an issue where a Network Monitor document couldn’t be saved from the closing dialog.
- Fixed a rare hang in conjunction with certain screen savers.
- Copy/paste of rules now preserves process-owner attribute.
- Other bugfixes and improvements.
You can install the update now as it will continue to work on OS X 10.8 and it will save you time after you upgrade to 10.9. To read more about Little Snitch have a look at this article I wrote in April and another article where I show how to utilize Little Snitch in the fight for online privacy. Again, I highly recommend Little Snitch to any Mac user. If you’d rather hear about how great it is from the developer, go visit their website here.