Speedtest by Ookla

Speedtest by Ookla for PC and Mac

Written by Ookla


  • Category: Utilities
  • Release date: 2022-11-19
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 1.25
  • File size: 13.51 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.11
  • How it works | What is Speedtest by Ookla?


Whatʹs Great

1. Millions of people each day go to Speedtest.net and use our Speedtest mobile apps to test their internet speed.

2. Use Speedtest for quick, easy, one-click connection testing—accurate everywhere thanks to our global network.

3. Now, the most accurate and convenient way to test your speed lives in your macOS menu bar.

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Speedtest by Ookla Features and Description


Key Features

Latest Version: 1.25

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Speedtest by Ookla do? Use Speedtest for quick, easy, one-click connection testing—accurate everywhere thanks to our global network. Millions of people each day go to Speedtest.net and use our Speedtest mobile apps to test their internet speed. Now, the most accurate and convenient way to test your speed lives in your PC menu bar. - Get your ping, download, and upload speeds within seconds - Real-time graphs show connection consistency - Troubleshoot or verify the speed you were promised - Track prior tests with detailed reporting - Easily share your results Do not sell my personal information: https://www.speedtest.net/about/ccpa

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    Speedtest by Ookla - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By mrevansx
      4

      Great, but one desired feature

      I use this app all the time. I like that it records my speeds over time so I have "a case" against my argumentative "your lousy fluctuating speeds are not our problem" ISP. What I wish it did, though, was also put in the records the absolute failures of data flow. Zero throughput doesn't get recorded as zero throughput; I'm just informed that the internet could not be reached so the speedtest was not performed. While I get that, it leaves me without any PROOF that the internet could not be reached (to show to my ISP). I run tests sometimes once every minute for 10 minutes where my speeds go from zero to 30Mbps /- up and down but FIVE of those tests have zero throughput so they don't get logged in results. All I have is five tests of the ten, and, of course, since the zero results don't show in the results list, the impression is my internet connectivity is varying but never totally gone (which it is).


    • By JG in SB
      5

      V1.4 Has Bugs - NOW FIXED!!!

      This is a fantastic app. The major bugs disussed below were fixed by the developer only a day after they were reported. I appreciate their super-fast attention to this. Best speed testing app out there and also the prettiest interface IMHO. I love this app and have used it for a longtime. The most recentupdate has some obvious bugs that I can;t beleive they did not catch before releasingthis to the public. You used ot be abe to calibrate the dial so that….for example….if your connections are generally in the range of 0-100 mbps, you could set the top end of the dial to 100. Now it is set to 500 and there’s no way to change it. But the new “added feature” of this current release is that the indicater needle on the dial now points in the 180 degree opposite direction of the measurement. So if your speed is being measured as 30,the needle points to the exact other side of th dial and says soething like 400. If your speed is 95, the needle point back at like 0 or 5. How do software engineers let stuff out the door like this? I’m still rating this a 3 because I like this app so much, but these bugs need to be addressed FAST.


    • By jdusna88
      4

      Great App for holding ISPs accountable

      I love using this app to check my internet speed. Having recently switched from AT&T to Comcast, I wanted to make sure I was getting my money's worth. At first, I didn't see an improvement and in some cases worst performance even though I was paying $50 more per month. Then I figured out that it was how my VPN to my workplace was throttling things and have since come up with a workaround. I would suggest it would be helpful to have the tool show where the "bottlenecks" might be in performance so the layperson can learn more quickly why their actual performance isn't as expected. The other improvement I would suggest would be to making it easier to find an "optimal" server. Some times that can be delayed with no explanation. With those two improvements, I would give this app a "5-star" rating


    • By Rich890M
      5

      Just notice that you had a Windows Desktop app!!

      I have been a longtime Ookla Speedtest user for many moons…. I retired from IBM in 2008 with 30 years of working with computers/networks Speedtest has been my go to network test for as long as I can remember. I always found that depending on your web browser you could get different results and its far better to have a local run application to cut out as much of noise from applications to get a truer picture of what your results are. This app is well put together and the options it gives you are just what is needed with no extra fluff. The response is quick and the reporting is reliable, free from all the overhead of the browser and any cache etc that can and would be in the way. The options of saving your test along with running it in the menu bar and haveing the capability of uploading it to about 23 different places (depending on your Windows’s configuration) listed under your System Preferences/Extensions/Share Menu You still have the option of selecting where you want to test to. If is set automaticly to the closest point from you ISP. The graphical interface showing in a line graph of both incoming and outgoing testing shows how smooth or dirty you results can be. With showing a more flatline giving you the cleaner results of your ISP.


    • By ABertrand
      5

      Intuitive and responsive

      I was just scrolling the top free apps on the Windows app store and saw this. I use SpeedTest anytime I want to see the status of my connection but didn’t know it was an app. I’ll be honest my first thought was, why is this an app if I can just open safari and click on it in my bookbark bar? Then I downloaded the app and realized it was more responsive and gives an alert when the test is complete. Also now that I think about it the history of your speeds should be stored permanetly as long as the app exists on a computer. This is an advantage over safari because if you clear cache, cookies, and history, this connection speed data I’m pretty sure is also deleted. Overall, beautful design, awesome color scheme, smooth ainmations, and time tested functionality. P.S. It can be put in the menu bar!


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