I know what you are thinking, this is not the first bandwidth meter we’ve featured, and you would be right, but this one is a bit special. It’s called Bitmeter OS (the OS stands for Open Source by the way and Mac and Linux versions are also available). What makes this one interesting is the fact that it uses a web browser interface to display a whole range of information about what your PC is up to on the web, that and the amount of information it displays.

It has all the basics, like real time upload and download data throughput, in the form of a easy to understand graph, plus it logs everything, so you can find out exactly how much data you’ve downloaded on a particular day or over a set period, and there’s a detailed History section that tracks your data usage over a day, a week or a month. If you are on any sort of capped broadband service, or just what to know how much data you’ve been digesting it’s well worth trying.

I should point out that it’s a late beta so it’s possible there’s an odd bug or two still waiting to be uncovered. It has been running for a week now without incident but as usual with beta software you try it entirely at your own risk.

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