HostsMan Alternatives for Mac

    HostsMan is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is SwitchHosts, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to HostsMan and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to HostsMan are Gas Mask (Free, Open Source), Auto Hosts (Free, Open Source), HostAdmin (Free) and Localghost (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 12, 2020

    1. SwitchHosts is an App for managing hosts file, it is based on Electron, React, UmiJS, Chakra UI, CodeMirror, etc. Features: - Syntax highlight The IP, domain name and comments are displayed in different colors so that all kinds of information can be seen at a glance.
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      Cross-platform and allows you to actually edit the file like a text editor so you can copy/paste. Other apps so frustrating in this regard.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    2. Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. It allows editing of host files and switching between them.


    3. Hosts file are a useful redundancy when coupled with ad blockers like uBlock Origin and uMatrix - while debugging or 'Temporarily Allow All on this Site' with Noscript can open you up to underlying attacks or privacy intrusions.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Saving your time when you switch domain-IP mapping (Hosts file) between different environment. Awesome host file editor!.
    4. Localghost makes it easy to switch development host names to resolve to localhost with a status item (i.e. system tray) that adds / removes entries from /etc/hosts.


      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Hosts switcher allows you to change and reload your hosts file based on a simple template language.
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