After some recent meetings with a few customers and partners throughout California, I observed an interesting trend. Many of the people I met with were running Apple hardware for their primary business computing needs. I realize we were in close proximity to Cupertino and Apple’s headquarters, but nonetheless, I was still amazed how many users were happily and productively using AlertSite’s DéjàClick to monitor and manage their Web performance monitoring from their Macs.
DéjàClick does indeed support Mac OSX natively. In fact, DéjàClick works well on all of the platforms that Firefox supports, including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and Mac OSX, as well as Windows. As far as I am aware, DéjàClick is the only Web transaction monitoring technology that has the capability to run on the Mac operating system. With so many businesses now moving to the Mac platform, being able to manage website performance right within the native operating system is definitely an appealing feature for Mac users.
While I must confess to owning a Macbook Pro (that the kids have taken) and an iPhone, as well as Apple’s latest toy, the iPad, I don’t consider myself a fanboy of any particular operating system, and have 4 or 5 Windows machines of various flavors as well.
But back to the point of my blog post. If you are a Mac user, are interested in Web application performance and would prefer not to have to boot into Windows to use “other” tools…check out our DéjàClick product that works natively on your Mac. It’s a free add-on for Firefox that you can download here. We also have a very active DéjàClick users forum if you have any feedback, questions, or observations to share.