beQUIET

Developer: Jiulong Zhao

Current Version: v3.00

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 5.2 MB - Download

Description:

--- v3.00 for macOS Sierra 10.12 is here! (the 9th version) ---

"It is a must have app for all Macs will be used in school, library and public places!"

As long as beQUIET is running, your Macbook's internal speakers are muted.
Meanwhile, you may still listen through your headphone jack.
Simply to say, beQUIET only mute your internal speakers in any condition.

"If you don't want to be yelled by your professor for the sound effect from your mac on your very first day of school, then this app is a must-buy. It's guaranteed to keep your mac's speakers quiet but not your earphones, no matter what happens!"

beQUIET is designed for journalist, teacher, students and other Macbook users who would like to hear the sound but do not want to disturb others, such as in meetings, classrooms, courts, lectures, theaters, etc.

Benefiting from your Mac's high-end hardware design, beQUIET guarantees that your speakers stay quiet and your headphones working no matter if you plug or unplug your headphones !

This App is developed due to the request of a teacher who needed his computer lab to be quiet, but still let the students enjoy sound with their headphones.

features v1.66
- Check internal speaker's status and mute them in real time;
- Saves and sets speaker's volume automatically before and after running;
- Easy-to-use interface;
- Animated menu icon;
- No need for any additional hardware;
- Headphones' mute status and volume can be freely adjusted;
- Feature requests are welcome and lifetime free upgrades;

upgrade v1.66 -> v1.68
- simple password function added for teachers and parents;

upgrade v1.68 -> v2.15
- add option to hide app's desktop interface
- change exit alert's default selection
- status menu bar icons modified for better flashing looking
- add "feature request" menu
- add "more by dragonBTV" menu

upgrade v2.15 -> v2.28
- add option to hide dock icon
- add option to start at login
- add option to bypass password
- add option to remember password
- add option to bypass exit alert
- more detailed technical support email templet
- more detailed feature request email templet
- updated more by dragonBTV panel

upgrade v2.28 -> v2.40
important upgrade according to user's feature request:
-add Fully Customizable Global Hotkey to invoke mute internal speaker or not. (hotkey preset to command + control + shift + h)
- partly rewrite code for better performance
- more by dragonBTV panel updated

upgrade v2.40 -> v2.51
important upgrade according to user's feature request:
- add option of Mute Mac's Startup Melody
- add option of stop flashing status menu bar icon
- add option auto re-mute internal speaker after Mac's sleep
- add Show Tips on help menu
- icon color changed from red glass to silver metal
- Sandbox compatible email technical support
- Sandbox compatible feature request support
- Sandbox compatible "more by dragonBTV" menu and panel
- Sandboxed OS 10.6 -10.8 compatible version

upgrade v2.51 -> v2.58
add option according to user's feedback
- add option to bypass password resetting during app's start

upgrade v2.58 -> v2.59
- add more diagnose while users are using other output devices e.g. bluetooth earphones and make the popup information more user friendly
- global hotkey alert text modified
- more by dragonBTV updated

upgrade v2.59 -> v3.00
- fully re-coded for macOS Sierra 10.12
- updated to macOS Sierra 10.12 and still compatible to OS10.7 and above
- fix display issue on hot key setup menu under macOS 10.12
- hide dock icon option updated for instant switching without restarting app
- user should key in password while switching hotkey mode
- user notification added on mute mode change
- dark menu mode supported
- status menu icons were refined
- icon color changed
- on desktop panel redesigned
- change color of all popup alerts and panels into white
- tip added for auto open at login (auto start)
- startup tip updated
- more by dragonBTV updated

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Release Notes:

v2.59 -> v3.00
- fully re-coded for macOS Sierra 10.12
- updated to macOS Sierra 10.12 and still compatible to OS10.7 and above
- fix display issue on hot key setup menu under macOS 10.12
- hide dock icon option updated for instant switching without restarting app
- user should key in password while switching hotkey mode
- user notification added on mute mode change
- dark menu mode supported
- status menu icons were refined
- icon color changed
- on desktop panel redesigned
- change color of all popup alerts and panels into white
- tip added for auto open at login (auto start)
- startup tip updated
- more by dragonBTV updated

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version v2.59
Review by flyingsnowball

Love the functionality; needs auto-muting - This is great for keeping your Mac muted. However, when I've unmuted my Mac, I don't always remember to either mute it or run beQUIET. One very useful feature the developer should add is to automatically mute the Mac's speakers when the machine is put to sleep, the screensaver is activated, or a user-definable period of time elapses. Thanks for a great app. Update: However, the app really needs an update and a bit of polishing for Yosemite.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
1/5
Version v2.51
Review by Cpsmith28

Doesn't work as I had hoped - I was hoping to use this to mute all the computers in an iMac lab. (This is in a school, and the students like to play music, sounds, even just clicks on the volume control, but the noise is very distracting.) I saw that it was password protected for teachers and thought, "great, let's try it." Unfortunately, every time you log in, it gives you the option to reset the password. What is the point of a password if any user can reset it anytime they want just by logging out and logging in? To make this app useful (for me, anyway) they need to get rid of that step. Just make it so the app launches quietly in the background and stays running until the user logs off. If you can do that, I'll buy 23 more copies. Until then, it was a waste of $5.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people