FOR people who are on limited internet plans, it’s important to keep track of their data usage to avoid getting overbilled. Many people monitor data usage from the ISP’s website but this becomes a pain when you do it on a daily basis. Luckily, there are many apps and software that allows you to monitor data usage. Let’s take a look at some of these data usage meter tools.

  1. Windows 10’s inbuilt Data Usage monitoring appWindows 10 offers an inbuilt data usage monitoring app.

    Windows 10 has an inbuilt data usage meter which shows your data consumption for the last 30 days. It can even break down the data usage for different apps. The only limitation is that you can’t see your data usage for a broader or narrower period of time. To access the windows 10 data usage monitor tool go to Settings > Network and Internet > Data Usage . You also have the ability to pin this feature to start menu.
    Alternatively, you can launch data usage meter by searching for “Data usage overview” on the start menu.

  2. Data Usage App

    Data usage is a free app on the windows app store to monitor your data usage.The inbuilt network usage meter provides very little information about your data consumption and that’s where 3rd party apps come into use. The DataUsage app is a free app that you can download from the windows store. The app supports live tiles where you can see your remaining internet bandwidth. One of the things I like about this app is the ability to see data consumption by days. Download Data usage for free from Windows store.

  3. Cucusoft Net Guard

    Cucusoft Net Guard is the best free app to monitor your network usage.Cucusoft Net Guard is another popular option when it comes to monitoring data usage. The software is now completely free even though it was paid for a while. It has an easy to use interface and no ads at all! It will show you daily,monthly or yearly data usage statistics. It has a very useful bar graph showing your data consumption. It can even track data consumption for each application. More importantly, it has the ability to warn you before you use up your monthly bandwidth provided you configured it. Download Cucusoft Net Guard for free here.

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Let me know which software you use to track your internet usage in the comments below.