AFPStatus gives you a very simple icon inside your menu bar that will show you the current status of your file sharing with one look. It will show you if file sharing is enabled or not and it will list the IP-Addresses of other users currently connected to your Mac. And with a klick on the address it will be copied to your clipboard.
Additionally, there is the possibility to turn file sharing on or off and to access the "Sharing" preference pane through the AFPStatus menu. And, with GROWL installed on your system, you can get additional notifications.

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Screenshot of Version 1.6+, German version shown


  • Shows the current file sharing status
  • Easy access to the "Sharing" preference pane
  • Lists the IP-Addresses of connected machines
  • Tries to resolve IPv4/IPv6 addresses to DNS names, if possible
  • GROWL support
  • Shows data transmission
  • Plays a sound or speaks the details upon new incoming connections or dropped connections
  • Logs events to a log file
  • Obsolete feature: Turn file sharing on or off (only Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier)


AFPStatus comes with three different styles:

Stack of disks

Networked globe

Animated Faces


This application is freeware. You can use it absolutely free of charge. However, here you have the possibility to donate a small amount to me, to help with the further development of this software, to show your satisfaction with this software or simply if it saved your time.
Thank you.

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This software is delivered as is, without any warranty. I cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss of data that results out of the usage of this software.

If you have questions, comments or ideas about AFPStatus, please send me a message.