MarcoPolo Alternatives

    MarcoPolo is described as 'brings context-aware computing to your portable Mac computer' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are eight alternatives to MarcoPolo for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is ControlPlane, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MarcoPolo are Quick Config (Free), Smart IP Profiler (Free Personal), Sidekick (Paid) and Remount (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 2, 2019

    1. ControlPlane, a fork of MarcoPolo , brings context-sensitive awareness to OS X.

      Discontinued

      crashes out on the latest MacOS and no longer actively maintained
      See https://www.controlplaneapp.com/2017/11/the-state-of-controlplane/

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    2. Profile configuration tool for XP and Vista for users, who travel with netbooks from one location to another. Dont waste your time changing network, system, Proxy for the web browser - settings every time you change your location.

      Discontinued

      Last version was released about 2010 according to About window. Some links on program web site are 404.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Smart IP Profiler is a FREE lightweight application that makes it easy and intuitive to manage your TCP/IP settings. Smart IP Profiler let’s you create custom profiles with individual TCP/IP settings for all your TCP/IP based network adapters.

      Discontinued

      Download links on Official Website are broken.

      • Mac
      Sidekick is an application that automatically updates your laptop settings based on where you are. Just install the app, configure the places that you frequent, (home, work, a coffee shop, etc.) and never fuss with your settings again!

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.8, released in August 2015, can be still bought from the official website.

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    3. Automatically connect to a network drive on Mac Os X start up and login. Remount remembers your network drives and mount them at login. Remount recognizes different network services and differents between WiFi-Networks.
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    4. Net Profile Switch is a network configuration switcher for notebook users:29.95$. It switches between network settings (profiles) on the fly, keeping notebook users from having to reconfigure their network settings every time (browser settings, printer settings etc).

      Discontinued

      Discontinued notice on the listed homepage;
      "Network Switcher has been discontinued and is no longer sold by Jitbit Software. Please return to our homepage"

    5. Mobile Net Switch allows you to automatically switch network related settings on the fly based on location profiles. With the click of a single button you can set Drive mappings, Internet connection settings, Printer settings, IP settings, Wi-Fi settings and much more!
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    6. If you take your laptop back and forth to work (or anywhere else), you may find that, depending where you are, you want certain volumes to mount and certain applications to launch. Home and Away can automate this task for you by allowing you to set up different networks.

      Discontinued

      Website and app unavailable.

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