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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, Auto Hosts, HostAdmin and Localghost.

HostsMan alternatives are mainly Firewalls but may also be Ad Blockers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HostsMan.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

HostsMan is a freeware hosts file manager and editor.

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    SwitchHosts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SwitchHosts is an App for managing hosts file, it is based on Electron, React, UmiJS, Chakra UI, CodeMirror, etc.

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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.

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    Gas Mask

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

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

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    Auto Hosts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersAuto Hosts has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    HostAdmin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Saving your time when you switch domain-IP mapping (Hosts file) between different environment. Awesome host file editor!

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    Localghost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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    Hosts Switcher for Firefox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Hosts switcher allows you to change and reload your hosts file based on a simple template language.

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