Bandwidth monitoring, download scheduler tools for Mac?

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I've found lots of tools for Windows, but does anyone have advice on how to schedule downloads and monitor bandwidth on the Mac and Apple platforms? 

I use a fairly new Mac running Yosemite. I have an iPhone and an iPad as well and a wireless router. I live far enough from any road that it's not possible  for someone to tap into my network, and don't have guests with devices, and don't have a guest network anyway. I cannot get a handle on the data use. I think it's being used even during the supposed LNFZ when it isn't supposed to count. And it's very, very difficult to figure out what's going on. Exede has NO real time monitoring tools. Even the one online tool says it only updates every 24 hours, and it gives no breakdown of use by hour. 

Don't recommend Networx - I checked their site and they only support Windows computers. I have been working with Little Snitch. 

Little Snitch has been helpful. It shows me who's using data, and I can sort by traffic amounts.  For example, it showed me that Dropbox had synched 40 MB of data over the past 24 hours, so I paused synch for Dropbox. Mail has used only 4 MB. Google Chrome has used a lot, and I don't know why, but at least I know where to go to start figuring it out. 

Are there any other Mac users out there who know of utilities to allow scheduling of updates and downloads, other that just turning them all off and starting them in the middle of the night? Any other monitoring tools? 
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Not a Mac kind of guy, but BitMeter (popular with some WIndows users) comes in a Mac flavor and is the right price (free):

http://codebox.org.uk/pages/bitmeteros 
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Hi Kentuckienne, I would be happy to take a look into your usage and make sure that your Late Night Free Zone is set to your time zone. I can also look at your traffic category's to help with your data usage. I can also do some research for you to see how to set up updates on your Mac. Please send me an email to exedelistens@viasat.com and I can get started at looking at your usage. 
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Joanne Burtch Neubauer

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I am a Mac user and I am still having the same dam problem!!! What is eating up all of my Bandwidth? I did not have this problem until I upgraded to the Mac OS Yosemite!   I was gone for 2 weeks (1000 miles away from home)  and the Bandwidth was being used up quickly. My husband just recently got an iPad but he doesn't even download anything... He does research, just regular surfing nothing out of the ordinary. WHY CAN'T EXEDE HELP?????? What good are they if they can't help Mac users? They should have stated that Mac users shouldn't sign up.

Thank you
Joanne joanneneubauer@exede.net 
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Hi Joanne, sorry to hear your Mac's chewing up data. One thing you should do is go into System Preferences/App Store and uncheck the boxes for automatically checking and downloading updates. Did you account for the 6GB or so that the last OS update used? Also there are some download managers for Mac listed in this Help Center article.
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Joanne Burtch Neubauer

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Thanks Alex but I have had the "Auto" turned off for a long time and the last update I did on my computer was in Chicago over a week ago. I think the only way i can get this solved is if an Exede Tech, and Mac Tech and myself can talk through all of this together. I've been struggling ever since I updated to exede and updated my operating system, Before that I only had 5G of data from Hughes Net and had NO PROBLEM going over my usage.
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Joanne, ping us at exedelistens@viasat.com with your phone or acct no.  and one of the care agents can look at your usage more deeply to see what's going on.

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