HostsMan 4.7.105 for Windows

by abelhadigital.com

Avg. Rating 4.7 (237 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 16,444
Publisher abelhadigital.com
Homepage HostsMan

Publisher's Description

HostsMan is a freeware application that lets you manage your Hosts file with ease. Features online update of hosts file; enable/disable usage of hosts file; open Hosts file with one click; merge two hosts files; built-in hosts editor; prevent other programs of writing to the hosts; scan hosts for errors, duplicates and possible hijacks; find how many host names; easily install newly downloaded hosts file; create encrypted backups of your hosts file; resolve host names; keep log of latest blocked sites; exclusion list and more.

Latest Reviews

Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v4.0.88 Beta 9 on Sep 12, 2012

Ignore the clueless. Great app!

OldNick

OldNick reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Aug 6, 2012

seems too geeky for the casual user

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Jul 17, 2012

-Needs to be portable, where it writes to no where but that hosts file.
-Auto upgrade to new versions.
-Command-line support.
-Less child windows, whats wrong with tabs?!

Good luck

JeremyP

JeremyP reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Jul 16, 2012

Crashes on Save.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 16, 2012

Love this program, keep up the good work.

rloureiro

rloureiro reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 13, 2012

I'm the developer of HostsMan.

@HeilNizar:
1: You're right. As a developer, I have a lot to learn.

2. Nowhere in the official site (abelhadigital.com) is mentioned that HostsMan is portable. Some sites decided to label the non-installer version portable. Why they do this, I don't know. You have to ask them. I haven't submitted my software to any site. If my software is featured somewhere, it's because they decided to add it to their sites.

3. This version is in beta stage for a couple of reasons: a) there are features missing; b) a lot of stuff is untested.

4. The bug you mention will be fixed in the next beta, but please realize that I'm not a mind reader. The best way to let me now about a bug is to either report it in the official forum or send me an email. I'm here now because someone else brought this to my attention.

5. I merely develop free software to offer alternatives to existing solutions and also to learn from it. You're more than welcome to develop your own.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 12, 2012

You look like a noob developer..
-Portable and AppData don't mix, portable means write to no where but your app folder.
-After reminding you twice that you need to fix the download size status control, you finally fixed its Y and not X on resize.

I guess I will have to submit my own HostsManager app.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.81 Beta 2 on Feb 25, 2012

You don't seem to get it, let me help you some more..
http://img196.imageshack...g196/7862/captureyu.png

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v4.0.80 Beta1 on Feb 21, 2012

From: rloureiro Re: HostsMan V4.0.80 B1: Cannot download/install HpHosts Fi

I've just finished fixing this bug.

Just want to let you know that this is a UI problem. HostsMan does download updates from hpHosts and hpHosts partial, but fails to report the download progress correctly.

I expect to release Beta2 soon.

Once again, thanks for reporting this bug.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.80 Beta1 on Feb 20, 2012

This one is not working, updates failed etc, I can imagine its beta.
Also I noticed that you still didn't fix the position of download size control when GUI gets resized, it doesn't even start in the right position.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (237 votes)
Your Rating
Betanoob

Betanoob reviewed v4.0.88 Beta 9 on Sep 12, 2012

Ignore the clueless. Great app!

OldNick

OldNick reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Aug 6, 2012

seems too geeky for the casual user

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Jul 17, 2012

-Needs to be portable, where it writes to no where but that hosts file.
-Auto upgrade to new versions.
-Command-line support.
-Less child windows, whats wrong with tabs?!

Good luck

JeremyP

JeremyP reviewed v4.0.86 Beta 7 on Jul 16, 2012

Crashes on Save.

DKDude

DKDude reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 16, 2012

Love this program, keep up the good work.

rloureiro

rloureiro reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 13, 2012

I'm the developer of HostsMan.

@HeilNizar:
1: You're right. As a developer, I have a lot to learn.

2. Nowhere in the official site (abelhadigital.com) is mentioned that HostsMan is portable. Some sites decided to label the non-installer version portable. Why they do this, I don't know. You have to ask them. I haven't submitted my software to any site. If my software is featured somewhere, it's because they decided to add it to their sites.

3. This version is in beta stage for a couple of reasons: a) there are features missing; b) a lot of stuff is untested.

4. The bug you mention will be fixed in the next beta, but please realize that I'm not a mind reader. The best way to let me now about a bug is to either report it in the official forum or send me an email. I'm here now because someone else brought this to my attention.

5. I merely develop free software to offer alternatives to existing solutions and also to learn from it. You're more than welcome to develop your own.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.84 Beta 5 on Apr 12, 2012

You look like a noob developer..
-Portable and AppData don't mix, portable means write to no where but your app folder.
-After reminding you twice that you need to fix the download size status control, you finally fixed its Y and not X on resize.

I guess I will have to submit my own HostsManager app.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.81 Beta 2 on Feb 25, 2012

You don't seem to get it, let me help you some more..
http://img196.imageshack...g196/7862/captureyu.png

Sativarg

Sativarg reviewed v4.0.80 Beta1 on Feb 21, 2012

From: rloureiro Re: HostsMan V4.0.80 B1: Cannot download/install HpHosts Fi

I've just finished fixing this bug.

Just want to let you know that this is a UI problem. HostsMan does download updates from hpHosts and hpHosts partial, but fails to report the download progress correctly.

I expect to release Beta2 soon.

Once again, thanks for reporting this bug.

HeilNizar

HeilNizar reviewed v4.0.80 Beta1 on Feb 20, 2012

This one is not working, updates failed etc, I can imagine its beta.
Also I noticed that you still didn't fix the position of download size control when GUI gets resized, it doesn't even start in the right position.

poisonu

poisonu reviewed v3.2.73 on Jul 23, 2010

SUPERB !!

purell

purell reviewed v3.2.71 Beta 7 on Jan 9, 2010

An essential program.

Aidans.Granny

Aidans.Granny reviewed v3.2.71 Beta 7 on Nov 5, 2009

Fantastic app! Love it! TY very much!

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v3.2.71 Beta 7 on Jul 7, 2009

What's wrong with notepad? Hmm, It can't disable or reenable your dns service, It won't update your host file/s, It doesn't have an exclusion list feature, It can't resolve host names. As well hostsman is portable so you can use it without ever installing & the exe is compressable. It also includes http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip by default.
I have sometimes needed to disable certain hosts in order to view various picture url's.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.2.70 Beta 6 on Oct 30, 2008

Very slick app (gui-wise), that does exactly what it says it does.

yokozuna: Thanks for your answer, man! :D

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