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.
- 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).
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
Works good, but does not show a real status on the icon
1) Hotkey to on/off mic is a great idea.
The problem is that when your mic is off and you start a skype call it gets automatically switch on but "icon does not change!".
It's fine that mic is switched on automatically by the system if you start a skype call, but please show it in the icon. It turns out that I see that an icon of switched off mic, but I can speak and everybody can hear me.
- Chatsworth and Whitton Limited
- 1.8 MB
- English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Chatsworth and Whitton Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.