I just discovered this tool even though I’ve heard it mentioned in some podcast. Really liking how they take a boring Firewall software and making it exciting and fun to use. The way they visualize the connectivity in a global maps is really nice. The “Research Assistant”, who will tell you common Mac processes and what they do, helps me decide which process to allow the connection through. There is also a way to subscribe to some community rules (I haven’t tried this out yet), so, that’s also a pretty easy way to quickly set up some rules to deny connection to ad network.
I also like that I can create Profiles for Home, Work or Starbucks and decide what apps can connect in which location I’m at. Very useful if I’m tethering on my cell network and stopping App Store or CrashPlan from downloading and backing up.
I wonder though, once all these are set up, how often do I still use the tool or let it run in the background. Will the novelty ends?