Fing Desktop Release Notes

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This page covers our continuous updates on the Fing Desktop product. See how the product evolves.

Fing Desktop 3.6.2 for macOS 

Released on March 2024

Release Notes

  • (New) Layout of “Service not found”page :Improved handling of “Service not found” issues
  • (New) WiFi Scanner disabled :WiFi scanner is disabled with Sonoma 14.4 due to new restrictions 
  • (Bug) Fixed blank page: after macOS update to Sonoma 14.4 the desktop app shows always a blank page 
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

 

Fing Desktop 3.6.1

Released on January 2024

Release Notes

  • (Bug) Fixed speed test crashes: fixed crash of speed test for macOs on Intel chip.
  • (Bug) Fixed tools page: Sometimes all tools are disabled after app startup.

Fing Desktop 3.6.0

Released on December 2023

Release Notes

  • (New) Revamped speed test system: Fing now supports a faster and more reliable speed test protocol based on NDT7, replacing the former NDT5 which was causing issues on some locations and devices.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.5.1

Released on November 2023

Release Notes

  • (Bug) Fixed speed test not starting: Sometimes in some countries the speed test could not be started
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.5.0

Released on October 2023

Release Notes

  • (New)Tuned the app for macOS Sonoma.We've improved Fing to provide a smoothless interaction with the latest version of macOS.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.4.1

Released on September 2023

Release Notes

  • (Bug) Fixed authentication bug that prevented a few users to sign in
  • (Bug) Fixed reported vulnerability on network content
  • (Bug) Fixed speed test network name: fixed issue that did not update network custom name in the speed test report

Fing Desktop 3.4.0

Released on June 2023

Release Notes

  • (New) Schedule Internet downtime: Plan which users should have a limited Internet access for your household digital wellbeing.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.3.1

Released on May 2023

Release Notes

  • (New) Improved Security page layout: You can now filter your security checks to find activities requiring attention more quickly.
  • (Bug) Local API for people: Fixed 500 internal error when there is no contact defined in the network
  • (Bug) ISP not updated: Fixed issue that did not update the ISP switching among network interfaces.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.3.0

Released on May 2023

Release Notes

  • (New) Autoblock new devices feature: You can now automatically block all new devices that connect to your network.
  • (New) Display details: In-depth details about your PC internal and external displays in the device detail page
  • (New) Contact brand helpdesks via TikTok : We've added brand links to their TikTok accounts, along with the other already present solutions.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.2.1

Released on April 2023

Release Notes

  • (New) Improved network page: An improved network page will help you navigate better your network details and get easier access to exports and event timelines.
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability.

Fing Desktop 3.2.0

Released on Feb 2023

Release Notes:

  • (New) Block network access: Prevent a device to access your network. Use it to permanently block Unknown devices that might have joined your private network without permission.
  • (New) Pause Internet access: Suspend the ability to browse internet, stream videos, download game data for a known device. Use it to temporarily suspend the access to internet to devices and members of your household.
  • (Bug) Fing constantly requests to install as login item on macOS Ventura: We adapted to the changes enforced by macOS Ventura regarding the login items.
  • (Bug) Fing sometimes reports missing connectivity to some domains: Modified the sample target wikipedia.com that sometimes doesn’t reply correctly with other domains.

Fing Desktop 3.1.1

Released on Dec 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Improved device filtering: Now you can access more easily your important devices
  • (New) The app now looks better than ever: We've aligned all badges and progress bars and done a fairly large number of other cosmetic interventions to smooth the experience
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability

Fing Desktop 3.1.0

Released on Oct 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Improved device detail page: Revamped the entire page with a better layout and instant access to the top features
  • (Bug) Fixed: cannot clear custom location: The custom location of a network could not be reverted to original state
  • (Bug) new speed test starts every time you land on the page: Fixed an issue that re-started the speed test during navigation
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability

Fing Desktop 3.0.2

Released on Aug 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Improved connectivity health check widget: Easier to read, direct copy-to-clipboard from the dashboard
  • (Bug) Fixed: login button is unresponsive: With some screen formats, the login button was unresponsive
  • (Bug) Inconsistent network data: Aligned and clarified network types and locations
  • (Bug) Fixed several bugs and crashes: Fixed several smaller bugs and improved the app stability

Fing Desktop 3.0.0

Released on Jul 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) New Dashboard: Find the top relevant details of your network straight from your home dashboard
  • (New) Improved layout and navigation: We have reorganized all tools in one place, for a more convenient experience.
  • (New) No more tools limits: All credit-based tools are now unlimited, including Local API usage! DHCP Discovery and DNS benchmark get promoted to full tools for Premium users.
  • (New) Internet Outage revamp: A brand new Internet Outage experience that allows to filter by ISP and location.
  • (New) ISP comparison new tool: A stunning Side-by-side comparison of ISP performance, ratings and stability
  • Fixed bug: Excessive notifications get generated
  • Fixed bug: Random Javascript error displayed at random times
  • Fixed bug: Fixed potential security vulnerability in Windows installations

Fing Desktop 2.10.0

Released on May 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Security Score: Understand and improve your security through a score automatically calculated based on your network setup and your settings
  • (New) WPS detection: Fing detects if your router has WPS enabled. WPS presents some security weaknesses and can be hacked. Available only on Windows at this time.
  • (New) DHCP WPAD Proxy detection: Fing detects if your DHCP has a WPAD proxy enabled. WPAD can be used to auto-configure proxies in a transparent way, leading to a security weakness
  • (New) Wi-Fi Access Point security detection: Fing now collects also the Access Point security for Windows and macOS (including Monterey), reporting the security protocol in Network and Security tab.
  • Fixed bug: The Device Details button lands always on the Device not found page
  • Fixed bug:  Access Point security always Unknown on macOS Monterey in WiFi scanner
  • Fixed bug: People tab content does not update using the refresh button in case network used is changed without logout
  • Fixed bug: Find Hidden camera tool reports green status even if new unconfirmed camera is detected
  • Fixed bug: Wrong label in Spanish translation

Fing Desktop 2.9.0

Released on March 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Automated Router Vulnerability test: Schedule automated Router Vulnerability tests and generate alerts when a new port is detected
  • (New) Timeline of Router Vulnerability tests: Access the full list of tests executed manually or automatically, with details of each test's setup and results
  • Fixed bug: sporadically router vulnerability check doesn't show vulnerabilities when uPnP server is enabled
  • Fixed bug: the manual button of 'about your router' card under router vulnerability check page doesn't land on any page
  • Fixed bug: traceroute and ping functionalities show blank page
  • Fixed bug: Outages Timeline shows "today" even if they refers to previous day
  • Fixed bug: Network tab shows a blank page sporadically (using Tethering)
  • Fixed bug: Internet tab shows blank page sporadically

Fing Desktop 2.8.0

Released on January 2022

Release Notes:

  • (New) Automated Speed Tests: Schedule automated speed tests and generate detailed report about your performance and your ISP trends.
  • (New) Automated Detection of network users: The names of Network user may be inferred automatically to pre-fill the users in the People tab
  • Fixed search bug: Fing App doesn’t filter correctly the entries in the devices table
  • Improved Notifications: Bugfixes and improvements on the notification engine

Fing Desktop 2.7.2 

Released on Dec 2021

Release Notes:

  • Fixed Installation Bug: Fing App didn’t quit on installation, leaving the update pending
  • Fixed crash on windows drag (Bug): The App may crash if the main window gets dragged across multiple screens

Fing Desktop 2.7.1 

Released on Dec 2021

Release Notes:

  • Improved Navigation: Jump to the right tab from the sidebar and go back to the right page using the ‘Back’ button.
  • Improved Layout: Try the new speed test layout with comparison and experience a cleaner layout in several pages.
  • More options to confirm your devices: Allow to confirm all devices at once or just a subset, and browse the timeline of when each device first joined your network.
  • Less (Memory) is more: We found and fixed some issues that might take up more memory than required.

Fing Desktop 2.7.0

Released on Sept 2021

Release Notes:

  • (NEW) Track Presence of users: Define network users, track when they are at home and away, and get notified when somebody arrives or leaves home.
  • (NEW) Improved Security Tab
  • Update of the networking library (Bug Fixed): Includes the latest NPCAP version on Windows, to resolve crashes caused by compatibility with other software libs.

Fing Desktop 2.6.0 

Released on Apr 2021

Release Notes:

  • (New) Deep Scan: Run additional in-depth analysis to further improve the recognition of models and OS. Activate it from the Network tab.
  • Update of networking library (Bug): Includes the latest NPCAP version on Windows, to resolve crashes caused by compatibility with other software libs.

Fing Desktop 2.5.1

Released on Mar 2021

Release Notes:

  • (New) New digital signature: Windows version is signed with a new Extended Validation Certificate to update security
  • Improved notifications (Bug): Bugfixes and improvements on the notification engine

Fing Desktop 2.5.0

Released on Mar 2021

Release Notes:

(New) New supported languages: Added support for Italian and Spanish languages
(New) Preferences redesigned: Layout has been redesigned to make its information more understandable
macOS reboot (Bug fixed): Permission asked at reboot
Devices (Bug fixed): Ownership flagged for non-home networks

Fing Desktop 2.4.1

Released on Dec 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) Find Hidden CamerasDetect online cameras with the “Find Hidden Camera” premium feature
  • (New) Warranty linksDevice model details include direct link to check warranty
  • (New) Router Vulnerability Detection redesignedLayout has been redesigned to make its information more understandable
  • (New) DHCP discovery redesignedLayout has been redesigned to make its information more understandable
  • Sign in (Bug fixed): Fixed sign in and installation flow

Fing Desktop 2.3.1

Released on Oct 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) MAC Lookup: Recognize device from just its MAC address
  • Install fixes (Bug fixed): Fixed and improved Windows installer
  • Router security (Bug fixed): Fixed Router Vulnerability Detection information

Fing Desktop 2.3.0

Released on Sept 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) Theme refresh: UI theme has been refreshed to make it more readable and streamlined
  • (New) WiFi scanner redesigned: Layout has been redesigned to make its information more understandable
  • (New) Owner name detection: Device owner name automatically detected, when included in device hostnames
  • UI fixes (Bug): Fixed several interaction bugs in the User Interface

Fing Desktop 2.2.2

Released on Sept 2020

Release Notes:

  • Discovery (Bug fixed): Fixed and improved bonjour browsing in network discovery.

Fing Desktop 2.2.1

Released on Aug 2020

Release Notes:

  • Reverse DNS (Bug fixed): Fixed and improved reverse DNS lookup in network discovery.

Fing Desktop 2.2.0 

Released on Aug 2020

Release Notes:

  • New Troubleshooting Tool DNS Benchmark: Benchmark your DNS servers to find the optimal configuration.

Fing Desktop 2.0.1

Released on July 2020

Release Notes: 

  • New device types: Added new device types: Security System, VoIP, Conferencing, Pool, Fitness.
  • Wi-Fi Scan: Added Wireless spectrum heatmap in Wi-Fi Scan.
  • Security: Added Security the section in network details: an overview of intruder detection and acknowledgment of known devices.
  • Discovery fix: Fixed very rare Bonjour loop in the network engine, causing network noise during network discovery.

Fing Desktop 1.4.1

Released on May 2020

Release Notes:

Device recognition:

  • It is now possible to use both the product name or Model number when searching for products in Fingpedia.
  • The app highlights better in the device detail page when recognition is not sharp and you can improve with the user input.
  • When sending hints for missing products, the app shows you possible matches before sending suggestions.

Fing Desktop 1.4.0

Released on May 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) Home: Home screen has been redesigned to provide an overview of connectivity health check together with network and ISP information.
  • (New) Device recognition: It is now possible to manually recognize devices: when Fing recognition is not sharp enough, you can manually provide brand and model of your devices.
  • Network and device edit (Bug fixed): Fixed editing of network and device details was broken sometimes.

Fing Desktop 1.3.2

Released on Apr 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) openHAB: Device details and Insights report show information and shortcuts for openHAB integrations as well.
  • Fixed Notifications: Fixed unread notifications icon marker.
  • Fixed Health checks: Fixed and tuned health check refresh and notifications.

Fing Desktop 1.3.1

Released on Apr 2020

Release Notes:

  • Fixed Business VPN: Fixed network discovery when connected to corporate/business VPN.
  • Fixed Screen: App screen remembers position and size.
  • Fixed Improved alerting engine: Fixed and tuned too reactive alerts when changing network or waking up from sleep.

Fing Desktop 1.3.0

Released on Apr 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) Overview view mode: Overview Mode called Summary is added along with Filters. Devices can be seen in an interactive summary overview of your network.
  • (New) Insight Section: Accessible from the bottom-right button when in Overview Mode providing interesting Insights about your devices.
  • Improved recognition engine: Recognition engine has been improved for sharper device type, brand, model and OS detection.
  • Release notes: Release notes and change history available from app information screen.

Fing Desktop 1.2.0

Released on Mar 2020

Release Notes:

  • (New) Added Insight view mode to visualize and explore discovered network from a new angle.
  • (New) Device details show information and shortcuts for smart home features and integrations: IFTTT, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, HomeAssistant
  • (New) Green dots to mark online devices
  • (Fixed) Shows additional IP addresses for devices in the table and in device details
  • (Fixed) Shows also hostname when present, in device details

Fing Desktop 1.1.0 (March 2020)

Release Notes:

  • (New) Mute warnings: it’s now possible to dismiss known/undesired warnings on specific networks.
  • (New) Setting to disable automatic mark-as-read for notifications.
  • (New) Detect more VPN’s: OpenVPN and Freedome
  • (Fixed) Windows channel and spectrum were sometimes not correct.

Fing Desktop 1.0.0

Released on 1st March 2020

Release notes:

  • Official version 1.0.0 of Fing Desktop launched on Monday, 24th Feb
  • Added worldwide Internet outages page
  • Added brand logos and support shortcuts in device details view (for most popular brands)
  • Fixed wake up from sleep on Windows

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