Be heard only when you want! With this App you can choose when your microphone is listening, keeping your privacy. Get a full control of your mic selecting an operating mode, and using your selected hotkeys to activate it.

In addition, when your mic is working, the status bar icon changes to red color.

You can choose between 5 different modes:
- Push to Talk.
- Push to Mute.
- Always Listening.
- Always Muted.
- Toggle Mode.

Main features:
- The simplest status bar App to control your microphone.
- Icon changes to red color when mic is working.
- 5 operating modes.
- Customize your hotkeys to activate it ('Push to Talk' and 'Push to Mute' modes).
- Launch at login option.
- It works with all system and all software that uses your microphone (Such as FaceTime and Skype).
- It supports dynamic mic volume change.

* Special thanks to Ángela García Jiménez for helping design creation.

* If you like it, please, rate it; and if you find any issue, please, contact us.

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

- Performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Jdkfocowvtvdixpsbebbdkzhwb ,

issue with keybindings

Updating my review since the developer fixed the issue with the blips every 10 seconds. Updating from 1 star (unusable) to 3 stars (controls mic properly).

The new issue I have come across is that if you alter your modifier keys in the OS X keyboard settings, those keys will no longer work with Push Mic Control. I was using right-alt for Push Mic Control, but after swapping command and alt in OS X settings for using an external keyboard, I can no longer activate Push Mic Control. It doesn't matter which button I try, none of them work.

So since I swap capslock and ctrl, and swap option and command, the only other options are Fn, which doesn't exist on an external keyboard, and the shift keys, which I press all the time. :(

Developer Response ,

Hello. That bug was fixed. Please, update to last version. Many thanks.

ekrub ,

So far, so good. Wish it supported simple AppleScript.

After a few days of use, it seems to work as advertised and properly mutes some apps that other PTT apps I’ve tried did not mute correctly. That’s good.

The key missing feature is an easy way to turn it on/off. While PTT is great 80-90% of the time, it’s not uncommon to want to turn it off for a while in the midst of a call (e.g., while presenting) to free up your hands while still talking. Currently, you need to tap on the mic in the menu bar, tap on the mode selector, tap on "Always listening", and then tap on the mic in the menu bar to dismiss the dialog. And then repeat another four taps to re-enable it. That’s not good. At a minimum, it would benefit from an enable/disable button at the top of the dialog to toggle the app and dismiss the dialog in a single tap. Personally, I wish I could enable/disable the app using AppleScript, so I could use Alfred to toggle it on/off.

Another small suggestion: As a user, I expected tapping anywhere outside the dialog or pressing escape would dismiss the dialog. Currently, the only way to dismiss the dialog is to tap again on the ~20x20 pixel menu bar item.

thewellington ,

Best there is, but some issues.

This app performms exactly as expected, providing me an easy keyboard shortcut to toggle on or off my microphone. Works well with Webex, Zoom, Skype, FaceTim, etc. I would like to see the ability to use customized hotkeys, instead of the combinations of modifiers that are currently available. Also, I notice that even though “Launch at Login” is checked, when I restart the computer the program does not launch (at least not viaibly). The Mic is effectively muted after login, until I launch the programa nd unmute it, so that seems like a better fail state than otherwise, though I have started a few Webexes with the program not yet running and been unable to be heard util I launched the program and unmuted myself. That is a bit confusing.


Jose Antonio Jimenez Campos
5.1 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



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