Bonjour for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.1
  • (200)
  • Security Status

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Cathy Buggs
Cathy BuggsUpdated 2 years ago

A Free Networking Tool From Apple Computers

The Bonjour program was created by Apple as a zero-configuration networking tool. It allows its users to discover devices services and computers on an IP network without a high degree of pre-configuration. The networking protocol was created by Apple and they also added an IE plugin and a printer wizard. The two features are able to discover their counterparts without you having to configure your DNS servers or IP addresses.

A Highly Convenient Networking Tool

Bonjour was released in 2002 as a tool to help people connect PCs to an existing network. It allows users to automatically locate other computers or devices on a network without having to do any configuration beforehand. In addition if you do not have a network up and running already then the tool will help you set up a new one. It is better used by people at home who wish to connect multiple Windows computers because there are better (albeit paid) programs for connecting business computers in an office.

Ideal For Network Professionals Working From Home

The Bonjour program is old and it is out of date but it can still be used to create a network. You may use the tool for free create a firewall exception and create a network where connected devices are discovered by the software. The program will work on Windows XP or later. It is tough but not impossible to add Apple Macs onto the network.


  • There is a zero-configuration option
  • Still does its job even though it is old


  • There are more current programs that will help you create a network
  • Modern versions of this software are easier to use

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Bonjour for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.0
  • 3.1
  • (200)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Bonjour

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    It is obligatory to install in order to enable other download apps to sync devices to desktop/laptop computer. In this case: Polar Flow Sync for Polar V650 cycle computer.


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