Push To Talk

Developer: Chatsworth and Whitton Limited

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.8 MB - Download

Description:

AWARDED MACWORLD 'MAC GEM' 2013

Push to Talk is a slick and unobtrusive menu bar app that makes voice chats worry-free and keeps the flow of conversation clear. Simply press down the user-configurable hotkey when you want to activate your microphone, and then release when you want the microphone to be muted again.

The aim of this app is to eliminate all those unnecessary and often embarrassing noises that can play in the background during onlne voice conversations. We're all too familiar with children screaming in the background while you're trying to have that important cross-continent business call on a Saturday afternoon - worries like these will be a thing of the past :)

How does Push to Talk work?

The app simply mutes your microphone until you hold down a hot key (user selectable) on your keyboard. Hot key pressed, you can then chat on any voice client or record your voice knowing you are only transmitting audio via your microphone when you actually want to.

Features:

- Decide when you want to transmit/record your voice
- Configure the app to launch at login
- Customize a hot key of your choice
- Toggle the app on/off for moments when you don't want to hold down a key to talk, yet don't want to quit the app either
- Push to Talk works with all software that captures/transmits audio from your microphone (such as Skype, FaceTime, Audacity etc).

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Release Notes:

- Bug fixes

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3
Review by bacon12345

Works great.. should have been built into OSX - I almost never review apps but i chose to review this one because : 1) I find this applicatin really useful for adding a global push-to-talk function to OSX (and apps like google hangouts and skype) 2) Because of the number of people complaining that the application doesn't record their voice. The application isn't supposed to record voice, I don't know why anyone would think that it is supposed to do that. It allows you to assign a hot key, press hot key and the mic becomes active. Simple. If I were to complain about one thing it would be that I can't assign "mouse button 6" to be the PTT key.. however I just used an unused F key (F15) and all is well.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
1/5
Version 1.3
Review by Kaminer4545

Dissapointed me in more ways than I could imagine - PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU CONSIDER PURCHASING The application has 4 preferences; These preferences are : Checkbox : Start at login Checkbox : Disable app Dropdown Menu : Microphone Control (push to talk / push to mute) Hotkey : The key to be pressed for microphone control Here are the problems: 1 ) - This hotkey MUST be hooked up either alt, control, shift, command, etc. and cannot be a single key. 2 ) - This app also seems to have a problem working while other application are running, particularily fullscreen games, such as League of Legends (which was the main reason I had purchased the app) These two problems make the app personally unusable and not worth my dollar, but if you find that these problems are bearable, and is in fact, worth a dollar, then go ahead, but be warned that the application may or may not work with other applicaions; all I can confirm that the app works with Skype alone. I hope that the developer fixes these issues, until then, Good luck and thank you for reading!

Found helpful by 9 out of 17 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 1.3
Review by dr.digsphd

Not a Recorder - This comes up when you look for Skype recorder, but it does not record, it is just an app that mutes and unmutes you mic. If it is suppose to be a recorder, it does not give any options as to how to access the recordings. Pretty useless and the app is not evern supported on their website.

Found helpful by 6 out of 17 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by bacon12345

Works great.. should have been built into OSX - I almost never review apps but i chose to review this one because : 1) I find this applicatin really useful for adding a global push-to-talk function to OSX (and apps like google hangouts and skype) 2) Because of the number of people complaining that the application doesn't record their voice. The application isn't supposed to record voice, I don't know why anyone would think that it is supposed to do that. It allows you to assign a hot key, press hot key and the mic becomes active. Simple. If I were to complain about one thing it would be that I can't assign "mouse button 6" to be the PTT key.. however I just used an unused F key (F15) and all is well.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
4/5
Version 1.3
Review by Payton Biddington

Works as it should - I use this during Google Voice / Skype calls for work. It allows me to stay in touch with my co-workers without having to set up a new call every time there's something to say. We're 3000 miles apart, but effectively sitting right next to each other thanks to this simple app.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people
4/5
Version 1.3
Review by l3gato

Does what it says on the tin! - Outstanding for anyone who spends a significant amount of time on conference calls via Skype/WebEx/etc., but doesn’t need to talk at length. You can assign any non-character key (such as F5) or any Command/Alt/Shift/Control key-combo as your “push to talk” key. Works great. I’d like it if I could *toggle* talk in some cases, though; when I do end up having to talk for more than a minute or so on a conference line, disabling this app and re-enabling it after is awkward. An assignable hot key to enable/disable would be a welcome addition and make it pretty much perfect for my needs.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.3
Review by defsquad

Works but.. - So, it works fine, but am disappointed that I can't assign, say the right Alt/Option key to the push-to-talk key.

Found helpful by 3 out of 7 people
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