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ATPM 9.02
February 2003


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Review: SharingMenu 1.0

by Lee Bennett,


Developer: Manfred Lippert

Price: free

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2

SharingMenu, simply put, does exactly what it’s supposed to do—nothing more, nothing less. It does it perfectly, and does it for free.


So what does it do? It adds a menu bar icon to provide a no-frills method to enable and disable Mac OS file sharing, Windows file sharing, Web sharing, remote access, and FTP access without having to load the System Preferences window. A future release will include the ability to toggle remote Apple events and printer sharing.

SharingMenu even goes a step beyond the Sharing preference pane’s capabilities by letting you disable guest access when using personal file sharing, meaning only people with existing user accounts on your computer can connect to it.

SharingMenu is a perfect time saver for anyone who frequently needs to turn various sharing modes on and off.

Reader Comments (1)

Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · February 3, 2003 - 18:53 EST #1
I recently noticed that the ability to enable FTP Sharing with SharingMenu had stopped working. A quick e-mail to the developer resulted in a response that implies the problem is with OS X, not SharingMenu:
Yes, I know…this is the case since Mac OS X 10.2.3. I have no idea why it is not working, but I read of an FTP enabling bug in OS X 10.2.3 that will be fixed in 10.2.4. Hopefully, this will also fix SharingMenu. Regards,

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