In response to a user’s recent request for an application that would show the external IP address all the time, not just when the mouse hovered over the icon, I’ve released a new application called TrueIP Basic. It is, as its name alludes to, a very basic program. Its primary, and only purpose, is to display the current external IP address on your screen somewhere permanently. If you enable the option to never hide the labels on your task bar, it can just be minimized to the bar and it will consistently show what your current IP address is. If you, however, are using Windows 7+ in its default form, this may not work for you. If that is the case, you can control where the TrueIP Basic window will display, and how it will display. It supports basic features like position, size, color, fonts, etc. The application does not do any sort of notifications like the full TrueIP application or TrueIP service. If you feel like this might be something you have a use for, check it out on the TrueIP page.
Happy IP tracking!