Airplane Setting

Developer: Frobaus

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 498.3 KB - Download


If you travel by air a lot, you probably know the irritation of going through multiple steps to turn off your radios or dim your screen for those long trans-Atlantic flights. Even if you have wireless and bluetooth in your menu bar, it still takes a minimum of 2 clicks and a number of keyboard presses to get yourself set up.

While this is easy on mobile devices (by switching to Airplane Mode), a single step to do this does not exist on the Mac. This is where Airplane Setting comes in. Airplane Setting adds the missing "Airplane Mode" to your Mac. It sits unobtrusively in your menu bar until needed. With a single click, you can turn off your wireless, bluetooth, and dim your screen down - in essence, creating a "low power" mode.

These three simple steps can lead to a dramatic increase in your battery life - perfect for that long flight with no onboard power. Which means more time for you to write code, watch movies, write and generally get work done.

NOTE: Airplane Setting stays in your Menu Bar. This is where it's status is indicated.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Leandro Borges

Do exactly what it was supposed to do - Just like the iPhone and iPad setting switch, this app do all the stuff with one click. You can even set brightness to a lower level and enable/disable Growl messages.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by SmudgePod

Something Apple should have by now! - Airplane mode is something possible to set in Network preferences, but as described by this app's author, it is not a simple, one-click solution. Airplane Setting works beautifully and I love that it lets me also adjust the brightness along with disabling the radios. This is easily a 4 star app, but could be a 5 star app with a key-combo option or the ability for the app to recognize when the laptop is on battery power. I would easily pay for those extra features too! Great app!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.1
Review by cguz321

Very Cool for a Free App - I just got this app because of a trip plan here very soon. I believe it will be very usefull while traveling in the plane, However there is a little thing that it will be great if you could fix. The little icon on top of the screen bar “littel plain’ is always dark with my dark settings on my own setting been dark as the logo. But don’t you thing it will be cool if you could add a own setting to your application to change the color of that icon? Just my point of view, Cool Free App and very usuful for travelers. Thanks!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people