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Spot Maps – map your smart home network devices with macOS Sierra

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Spot Maps, our network scanning and mapping tool, is now ready for macOS Sierra.

We’ve all got a lot of devices on our home and office networks nowadays – Macs and PCs, but also increasing amounts of smart home devices, wireless printers, routers etc.

Figuring out how all those devices are connected can be a challenge: How do you get to your printer’s configuration page? Which IP address does your Apple TV have? And what services are running on your Raspberry Pi?

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Spot Maps makes it easy to figure all that out and lets you drag and drop devices onto a visual overview of your network.

Spot Maps includes support for tabs under macOS Sierra, so you can easily create multiple maps of your network, e.g. one for each floor or office building.

Take control of your network and devices – with Spot Maps.
Try it free today.

Oh Capitan, my Capitan… Compatibility overview for OS X El Capitan

By | Company, CoverScout, iSale, Mail Designer, MediaCentral, SongGenie, Spot Maps, Stationery Pack, tizi | No Comments

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OS X El Capitan is now available as a Public Beta. We’ve put together a short compatibility overview for you. Here’s a small summary of our experiences so far.

  • Mail Designer: To send or not to send, that is the question. Don’t worry with the latest El Capitan beta, Mail Designer 2 and Mail Designer Pro should work fine. More details here
  • Spot Maps: Keep a clear overview of your networks. Spot Maps works seamlessly with El Capitan.
  • CoverScout & SongGenie: Bring some color to your music library. In our early tests, both CoverScout and SongGenie worked without issue with El Capitan and the latest version of iTunes.
  • Greeting Cards: Happy belated Birthday! Greeting Cards should work with the very latest El Capitan beta, however, since the Apple Mail app still seems to be changing quite a bit, we recommend holding off until the final version of El Capitan ships.
  • iSale: Sell on eBay. iSale also supports El Capitan.
  • tizi for Mac, TV for Mac and MediaCentral: Get your popcorn ready! Both tizi apps and MediaCentral will shine El Capitan.
  • The Tube: Upgrade for more TV enjoyment. If you’re using The Tube, we recommend you upgrade to tizi for Mac for El Capitan — not only will you be fully compatible with Apple’s latest OS, you’ll also get to enjoy new features like visual timeshift, recording, editing, and share features.

Which equinux apps work with OS X Yosemite?

By | CoverScout, iSale, Mail Designer, MediaCentral, SongGenie, Spot Maps, Stationery Pack, The Tube, tizi, TubeStick, VPN Tracker | 5 Comments

os x yosemiteNow that OS X Yosemite Public Beta is out, you’re probably wondering which apps work with Yosemite so you can start testing Apple’s latest and greatest. The good news: most of your equinux apps already work with OS X Yosemite.

Here’s the full rundown:

Work great

  • CoverScout
  • Greeting Cards / Stationery Pack
  • iSale 5
  • Mail Designer 2
  • Mail Designer Pro 2
  • MediaCentral
  • SongGenie 2 (one minor font issue will be fixed soon)
  • Spot Maps
  • tizi for Mac
  • TV for Mac
  • The Tube
  • VPN Tracker 8

VPN Tracker note

Apple has changed a fair bit under the hood for networking, but we’re offering VPN Tracker 8 beta as a free download during the beta for all Yosemite users. Your existing connections will be copied into VPN Tracker 8 automatically, allowing you to test Yosemite with your VPN connections. For more details, head over to the VPN Tracker 8 beta page.

That wraps up our first Yosemite overview — if you have any question, just send us an email or get in touch on twitter.

Spot Maps has landed!

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At equinux, we have a ton of Macs, iOS devices, our in-house storage and build server infrastructure, plus our VPN network testing labs. Keeping all of this infrastructure up & running is super important – not a lot gets done when the network goes down in a building full of developers!

Keeping network diagrams up-to-date and making sure IP addresses and other information is current can be a real pain, so we decided to come up with a better solution:

Spot Maps combines the powerful network scanning engine we first introduced in VPN Tracker 7 and all new design tools. Instead of copying IP addresses into a basic graphics editor, you can simply drag live network results into your map.

Most network tools tend to be tricky when working with multiple networks, but we really wanted something that would give us the flexibility to create separate documents that we can share with the teams that need them: a map for our admins, one to give our website team an overview of those servers, one for our VPN team with the testing networks… Spot Maps gives us that: you can create separate documents for all your networks: Map your office network, servers, home entertainment devices and more.

It turns out Spot Maps is also a great way to access services on our network without having to look up URLs, IP addresses, ports etc. Go to a device on the map and double-click to access web-configuration pages, Screen Sharing, file shares and more.

Our favorite feature has got to be Live Mode: hit the big red button and Spot Maps continuously refreshes the map. As soon as a device goes offline, a cool animation pops up and Spot Maps notifies you that something has changed. It’s really soothing to watch systems come online – all right there and live.

Try yourself or get it for just U$39.99 at our online store.