Download: Official Speedtest App by Ookla for Mac – Direct Link
Download the official Speedtest app by Ookla for macOS (or OS X) and see how fast your Internet connection is.
The Official Speedtest App for macOS & OS X is Available for Download - Who Knew, Right?
Running a network speed test on a Mac is a simple case of going over to the official Speedtest.net website and taking things off from there. But if you wanted to do the same using an app, you couldn't, until or unless you were ready to lay your trust on some other service. Surprisingly though, you don't have to look anywhere else as an official Speedtest by Ookla app actually exists on the Mac App Store.
Interestingly, this app had been sitting in the Mac App Store for quite some time now, with a few people actually noticing it and using it on a daily basis. It's rather strange how this marvelous app went unnoticed for such a long period of time, especially given how useful it is compared to everything out there available for Mac users on Mac App Store.
For starters, the Speedtest app lives in the Mac Menu Bar once you launch it, allowing you to run a test with just a click at any given moment. You even have the option to set a default server or choose the nearest one using Location Services on your Mac. Furthermore, the UI of the app is absolutely clean. I'll even go as far as saying that this is the best version of Speedtest I've seen on any platform. It even puts the iOS version of the app to shame in that regard. It really is that good.
From the Mac App Store:
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 macOS menu bar.
The moment you run the Speedtest app you'll be able to test three parameters of your Internet connection instantly - ping, download and upload speed. Ping will tell you the response time of your connection in milliseconds, whereas the other two are self explanatory.
Download Official Speedtest App for macOS & OS X
You can download the app directly from the Mac App Store. But we'll take you there directly by adding the direct link to it below:
Take the app for a spin and see for yourself how your Internet fares. Is your ISP delivering you promised speeds? Let us know in the comments section below!