Ever been in a video call and needed to turn off your microphone, but couldn’t find the mute button quickly enough?

Mic Drop helps you mute (and then unmute!) your microphone with a keyboard shortcut or a menu bar control. It works with every meeting app out there—from Zoom to Slack, FaceTime to Houseparty.

It also shows your mic status in a menu bar icon, so you'll always know at a glance whether you're muted or not. And it lets you (un)mute yourself even if you don't have your meeting app open.

Mic Drop:

- Allows you to define a custom keyboard shortcut that works across your Mac.
- Works with every app and audio device out there.
- Automatically keeps you muted (or unmuted!) if you change audio devices.
- Supports push-to-talk and push-to-mute.
- Shows your microphone status in the menu bar.
- Shows your microphone status in an optional floating window.
- Respects your privacy. Mic Drop never listens to you.

Because Mic Drop mutes your audio at the system level, it works with any app you can imagine. We’ve tested with:

- Zoom
- Slack
- Google Meet
- Skype
- Microsoft Teams
- Discord
- FaceTime
- Vidyo
- Houseparty
- Cisco Webex
- and many more.

It just works. No matter where you’re meeting, Mic Drop’s got you covered.


A note on hardware compatibility:

Mic Drop works with just about any audio device out there, but some audio devices can't be muted by macOS, so Mic Drop can't control them. All bluetooth and wired headphones work—it's just some niche USB audio interfaces that Mic Drop won't mute. Mic Drop will warn you if it detects an incompatible device. A list of problematic devices are listed on our support page.

What’s New

Version 1.1.5

Mic Drop's status window and preferences window now appear in _all_ spaces, so if you noticed the status window disappearing on you when you changed spaces (or never appearing), this release fixes that bug!

Also included are these recent changes:

- A floating window for users who requested a more prominent status indicator. You can drag this window anywhere on your screen. It's also clickable, so you can use it to toggle your microphone.
- A new preference to allow you to swap left click and right click actions for the menu bar icon.

Enjoying Mic Drop? Please leave us a rating or review on the App Store. If you have any questions or feature requests, send us an email or tweet at @octopusthinks.

Ratings and Reviews

danimuhl ,

Just What I Needed!

As a consultant, I regularly switch between web conference services (Webex, Teams, Zoom, etc.) based on whether it's me or my customers setting it up. Some services have a mute shortcut, some don't. Most you have to be in the app to do it, and I'm regularly using other apps during the call so their shortcuts don’t work. This covers all bases and then some!

My only request would be the option to have an audio feedback tone when muting or unmuting so that I know with confidence I am muted without leaving a full-screen app or Workspace and conversely I know I’ve unmuted to speak.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We have notifications on our roadmap, so look out for them in a future release! :-)

sirris ,

Very useful app, and a responsive developer!

This app has been useful, and it does one thing very well: mute your mic using a handy global shortcut or single click on the menubar. I've also been very impressed with the developer, who added a feature after I made a request. Thanks for that!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words and the review! We just released a new version (1.1.4) that includes a preference to swap the left and right click actions for the menubar. We hope you like the new feature :-)

zuzu_hallak ,


The app started crashing for no reason. I cant even delete it. Needs update.

Developer Response ,

Oh no, sorry about that! We just released an update, could you make sure you're using the latest version of Mic Drop (1.1.4) and see if you're still experiencing crashes? If Mic Drop still crashes, please contact us at and we can try to help!


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