1. DavidDDW's Avatar
    Hi everyone!
    My name is David, I'm 31 and I recently discovered this site.
    I used to be a big fan of everything Windows and used to tinker with pretty much all the Windows betas since Win ME (yeah...), Whistler, up until Win 7.
    Since then I've switched to Mac and now I am getting back to Windows!
    What interests me? Innovative ways to use laptops/mobile devices on the go.
    I'm the lead designer for TripMode, an app that helps you save mobile data when you're connected to a mobile hotspot, by automatically blocking all the unnecessary background apps.
    Looking forward to talk with you guys!
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    12-05-2015 05:50 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    Hi everyone!
    My name is David, I'm 31 and I recently discovered this site.
    I used to be a big fan of everything Windows and used to tinker with pretty much all the Windows betas since Win ME (yeah...), Whistler, up until Win 7.
    Since then I've switched to Mac and now I am getting back to Windows!
    What interests me? Innovative ways to use laptops/mobile devices on the go.
    I'm the lead designer for TripMode, an app that helps you save mobile data when you're connected to a mobile hotspot, by automatically blocking all the unnecessary background apps.
    Looking forward to talk with you guys!
    Welcome, David! If you love innovative ways to use mobile devices on the go, you'll probably fall in love with Continuum for phone.

    Since I'm connected to a mobile hotspot 95%+ of the time, I'll have to check out TripMode. Especially if it can stop several programs from doing auto-updates in the background while on the metered connection. Not sure if your app has it, but an ability to add processes manually to it to allow those processes only on un-metered connections would be awesome. It's impossible to know every rogue app out there, and there are some who want to allow OneDrive and others that want to block OneDrive during metered connections.

    Looking forward to seeing you around!
    12-05-2015 06:14 AM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Hi David! A fellow former Windows ME user!

    Is TripMode currently a Windows app? I don't see it in the store. I'd love to check it out!
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    12-05-2015 10:32 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Welcome David...

    Be sure to check out or Developers Area. http://forums.windowscentral.com/#wi...one-developers
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    12-06-2015 04:38 PM
  5. Josiah23's Avatar
    Hey @DavidDDW welcome to Windows Central and welcome back to Windows! Question, I always wanted to try Mac OS X (just try) and I don't know much about Mac except it's built upon or based on Unix, is Mac more like Windows where it's "easier" to download and install applications by Googling it or like Linux where you can use the terminal? And I'm talking about beyond the Apple App Store.
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    12-06-2015 06:18 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Hey David, welcome! Since you're a mac guy,I'm assuming you have an iPhone to match? Will you be ditching it for a 950? :D
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    12-06-2015 10:57 PM
  7. DavidDDW's Avatar
    Welcome, David! If you love innovative ways to use mobile devices on the go, you'll probably fall in love with Continuum for phone.

    Since I'm connected to a mobile hotspot 95%+ of the time, I'll have to check out TripMode. Especially if it can stop several programs from doing auto-updates in the background while on the metered connection. Not sure if your app has it, but an ability to add processes manually to it to allow those processes only on un-metered connections would be awesome. It's impossible to know every rogue app out there, and there are some who want to allow OneDrive and others that want to block OneDrive during metered connections.

    Looking forward to seeing you around!
    Hi rhapdog, thanks for welcoming me!

    That is exactly what the app is supposed to do: it lists and blocks everything that tries to access the Internet, then you can just whitelist the ones that are important to you with a click. TripMode activates itself automatically on networks where it was activated before (typically your mobile hotspot connection, a slow coffee shop Wi-Fi, etc.), and loads all your previous app settings. We tried to make as easy as possible. Let me know if you happen to test it (the Windows version is in beta now), I'd be happy to hear what you think about it.
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    12-07-2015 11:56 AM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome to WindowsCentral David! Thank you for taking the time to make an introduction!
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    12-07-2015 11:58 AM
  9. DavidDDW's Avatar
    Hi David! A fellow former Windows ME user!

    Is TripMode currently a Windows app? I don't see it in the store. I'd love to check it out!
    Hi Indistinguishable!
    TripMode used to be for Mac only, but we've just released a public beta of the Windows version. I'd love to have TripMode on the store, but it currently doesn't seem possible, as app store policies don't allow apps that need advanced system access to be able to block Internet traffic.
    Therefore, the app is distributed via web download. The final version will be released sometime early next year.
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    12-07-2015 12:05 PM
  10. DavidDDW's Avatar
    Welcome David...

    Be sure to check out or Developers Area.
    Hi RumoredNow, will do, thanks for the link!
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    12-07-2015 12:08 PM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Hi Indistinguishable!
    TripMode used to be for Mac only, but we've just released a public beta of the Windows version. I'd love to have TripMode on the store, but it currently doesn't seem possible, as app store policies don't allow apps that need advanced system access to be able to block Internet traffic.
    Therefore, the app is distributed via web download. The final version will be released sometime early next year.
    Ah, that makes sense! Where can i find this public beta?
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    12-07-2015 12:13 PM
  12. rhapdog's Avatar
    Ah, that makes sense! Where can i find this public beta?
    https://www.tripmode.ch/#section-tripmode-for-windows

    Found it for you. I've already been checking it out a bit. Seems like an "outbound white list firewall" that it quickly and easily configurable and remembers individual preferences per network. Definitely a good idea for some people.
    12-07-2015 12:33 PM

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