Broadband Usage Meter
Broadband Usage Meter is a very simple software solution designed to calculate data transfers and show the statistics directly on the desktop.
Although most users expect a complicated app with tons of features, Broadband Usage Meter is actually pretty easy to use - the ace up its sleeve is the way it shows the collected information.
The application calculates broadband usage and displays the result straight on the desktop in a very simple yet effective way. While it offers real-time updates, Broadband Usage Meter sports only a few customization features, which isn't quite a good thing since the statistics remain on the desktop at all times.
For instance, you can customize parameters such size and colors, but you can't configure the font or the background; what’s more, there are absolutely no customization templates included in the app.
Right-clicking on the desktop meter enables you to access the stats, which shows the cumulative data, for both downloaded and uploaded files, transferred in the last month.
Broadband Usage Meter doesn't slow down the machine at all and works like a breeze on Windows 7, even without administrator privileges.
All in all, Broadband Usage Meter is a pretty useful piece of software, especially for broadband users who need to keep an eye on their Internet connection. Of course, there are many things to be improved, including the customization level; additional options for the starts appearance and behavior is a must.