Monitor Your Data Usage Straight from Your Notification Area with NetLive

Monitor Your Data Usage Straight from Your Notification Area with NetLive

Not everyone has unlimited mobile broadband usage, even though it almost seems like all of our smartphone activities nowadays require it. It can be hard to keep track of your broadband usage if you like to stream or download videos and music, keep all your accounts synchronized, and download a lot of apps—especially if you’re with a provider that takes hours, even days, to update your usage. And if you’re unlucky, you may even have some apps sneakily using your precious data right under your nose, something that many folks may have experienced.

To help you take control of your data usage, XDA Forum Member rcllcr developed NetLive, an app that displays your Internet transfer rate in your notification area, as well as on your home screen as a widget. Allowing you to measure either your WiFi or mobile broadband usage, you can also choose to have the total usage displayed in addition to your uploads and downloads. Additionally, NetLive can track and show the name of the app that’s currently using the most data, so you’ll know exactly which app has been stealing your bandwidth.


NetLive is an app that many folks can find helpful in getting data usage under control. It’s compatible with Android version 2.3 and above, and can downloaded for free from the original post. If you want to check it out, visit the application thread for more information and download.

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