Be heard only when you want, from you want!
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.
Native support with Apple Silicon and macOS 12 Monterrey, avoiding to mute those Bluetooth devices with linked input-output mutes. Remember to use a different default audio input to apply mute.
Mute all inputs or only main inputs. It is your choice!
You can choose between 5 different modes:
- Push to Talk.
- Push to Mute.
- Always Listening.
- Always Muted.
- Toggle Mode.
- 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.
- Added macOS 14 Sonoma support.
Ratings and Reviews
I've depended on PTT, but not working in Monterey
I've really appreciated having Push Mic Control, especially after creating some Alfred scripts to make it easier to swtich between PTT and Toggle Mode. I've come to depend on it.
Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with macOS Monterey. My earbuds were auto-muting and the sound would cut out after a few seconds, resuming if I adjusted the volume, but cutting out again within seconds. I actually bought a new set of earbuds before realizing (when they had the same problem) that Push Mic Control on Monterey was the problem. Closing Push Mic Control resolved the problem.
Bummer. Thanks for making this app, José, but I guess it's time to move on...
I found a Mic Drop app that is being actively developed, so switching to that.
Developer Response ,
Update to version 2.0.0: Added Apple Silicon native support and added macOS 13 Monterrey workaround, avoiding to mute Bluetooth devices with linked output. Remember to use a different default audio input to apply mute.
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.
Recently with 11.4 Big Sur I have noticed that PushMic control no longer mutes my microphone
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.
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- Jose Antonio Jimenez Campos
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- Requires macOS 10.14.6 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2016-2023 José A. Jiménez Campos
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