Indicates when in range of a wireless network or not.
Imagine the following: You're on a trip with your iBook, PowerBook or MacBook Pro and you want to check emails or do something in the internet. So you're searching for a wireless access point. To do this the "normal" way you have to check the Apple airport-menu continuously to see if a network is in your range.
This normal way is very bad because of two facts:
- You will miss many networks, because you don't want to open and close the airport-menu all the time
- In the airport-menu you don't see if the network is encrypted or open - you have to try to connect to verify this
coconutWiFi displays a small aqua-bubble in your menubar which indicates whether you're in range of a wireless network or not. The app also tells you if the wireless networks in your range are encrypted or open, so you won't miss the next open wireless network anymore.