Micro Sniff is a utilities app for protecting your privacy.

You will be notified instantly whenever your micro-device is being used.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Micro Sniff now support Apple Silicon

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

gforrest35 ,

Does one thing well

Another 1-star review seems to mistake the purpose of this app - it only actually 'does anything' when the microphone device is being used, which is exactly the goal. I feel the need to correct it because this app is admirably open-sourced by its maker, meaning it's far more safe to use than most!

The overlay shows up nicely for me as expected whenever I open a tab in Chrome that utilizes my microphone.

I'd love to see an option to also detect camera usage and show a different overlay for that. I care more about camera detection than microphone detection.

NoNickNameFor Me ,

Exactly What I Needed

Whenever the microphone is in use, a small unobtrusive indicator appears on the screen.
The indicator remains on top, gently flashes, can be moved around as needed, and disappears when the microphone is no longer in use.
IMHO this increases security similar to the green LED camera in-use indicator.
An icon is also installs in the Menubar, and provides several preference settings.
Many thanks to the developer for writing this super handy little app.
PS. Made a minor suggestion to app developer. App developer replied quickly, and incorporated my suggestion. Awesome App, Awesome developer.

alexjohnson1 ,

App does nothing except install a menubar icon

This app is misleading and should be removed from the App store. The app only installs a menubar item with a menu item for "Preferences" for which there are none exept open at login. This app does nothing, maybe its spyware, it cetainly doesnt do any privacy protecting. The developer website link leads to a web page for something else other than the App, nothing is mentioned of the app. Why this app is on the App Store is anyones guess, it looks like it slipped by any scrutiny from Apple.

App Privacy

The developer, Dwarves Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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