Startup Chime Stopper
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Stop the startup chime.   Shareware ($41.75)
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Startup Chime Stopper is what you need if you are fed up with the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup. You want to remove it? You want to start your Macintosh without noise?

Startup Chime Stopper allows you to remove the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • It removes the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • It is a background application that does not appear in the Dock.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek,
What's New
Version 5.1:
  • A problem when saving the preferences at shutdown has been corrected, because of OS X's non-safe way of quitting the applications at shutdown.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.1 or later



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Startup Chime Stop... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bigboysdad commented on 10 Aug 2012
Absolutley hilarious!

They say a fool and his money are easily parted, etc. Then again, when I see that there have already been over 1600 downloads of this from Macupdate (which indicates that the devs may have pilfered at least $32,000 out of this app?), maybe I’m the fool. I wouldn’t have the balls to actually target the nievety of uneducated Mac users so brazenly, but these dev do. Hell, I have this scary feeling in the pit of my stomach that some small part of me actually admires how unashamed the devs are. I shall now humour myself and have a look at their website to see what other goodies they have in store for us….
[Version 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648]

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Almegalli replied on 03 Nov 2013
have you ever heard of $1000 iPhone app called "I Am Rich" ..??
just to give you an idea what kind of people out there.
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Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 31 Jul 2012
Is this real? As John Sawyer pointed out, this must be some sort of joke.

20$ is a complete rip-off. Get TinkerTool System for 14$ instead. It allows to disable the start-up chime and much more for only 14$ or try one of the free alternatives.
[Version 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648]


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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 25 Oct 2011
I'm guessing this utility and its price are a deliberate joke on the part of the often-criticized programmer, to annoy people--note also the absurd version number: 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648
[Version 4.2.-2147483648d-2147483648]


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26cab40 reviewed on 08 Feb 2010
A rip off.
Charging this much for slapping a badly written front end on somebody else's work is a disgrace.

AlphaOmega software are a disgrace.
[Version 4.1.-2147483648]


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Captain Nemo commented on 08 Feb 2010
LMAO... MacPilot has this function, does a few hundreds other things and costs even less than this.

AlphaOmega releases should be allowed only on the first of April.
[Version 4.1.-2147483648]


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Robotank commented on 08 Feb 2010
Sorry, but I couldn't help leaving a comment when I saw the price tag on this--it is absolutely ridiculous! $20 for a tiny utility that performs a single function? No one should, under any circumstances, pay for this "app." As other posters have pointed out, there are free or low-cost alternatives that will do the same thing and in some cases much more. If you want to spend $20 on a system tweaking utility, get MacPilot which can mute the startup chime along with hundreds of other tweaks. AlphaOmega Software is perhaps the biggest running joke in the Mac software community. Their apps are good for a laugh and nothing else. I'm actually shocked that the company still exists, but clearly someone is buying this crap...
[Version 4.1.-2147483648]


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8oo8 commented on 26 Aug 2007
It looks like the only change between the previous version and this version, v2.4, of Startup Crime Stopper is the addition of an Italian localization (thereby giving the developer more publicity, once again, for his grossly overpriced app).
What's next for version 2.5, Latvian localization? I can hardly wait.
By the way, the previous commenter's suggestion that you can go for Tinkertool System instead of this app is right on.
TinkerTool System is around $10 and is one of the excellent full featured maintenance apps with a plethora of great, useful features, including one to mute your Mac's startup chime.
Now, if AlphaOmegaSoftware could come up with something really innovative and brilliant like TinkerTool System(but I won't hold my breath, sigh...), I just might change my otherwise low and contemptuous opinion of that software company.
[Version 2.4]


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Hurz commented on 16 Jul 2007
ROTFLOL.....

>>> TinkerTool System, and you get much more in a safer way
[Version 2.3]


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8oo8 commented on 09 May 2007
There's absolutely no reason to spend the absurd price of $19 or $20 that AlphaOmega asks for this, nor, actually, is there any reason to spend ANY money for a chime stopper when there are a number of totally fine FREE ones out there.
I've been using "Psst!" for some time now. It's free, of course, it been working flawlessly for me, and you can even adjust the chime volume from off, to whisper quiet, all the way up to full volume via a slider.
It's your mazuma, though. Ya wanna pay good money for one? Then the pleasure is all yours.
[Version 2.2]


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sequoia1 commented on 16 Dec 2005
The point of apps that turn off the startup sound: some of us have extremely loud stereo systems attached to our Macs. Some of us also shut our Macs down every evening, and have it start up automatically at 4am, to run backups, diagnostics, etc. Some of us have home offices, which would mean these daily startups would wake the cat, the people sleeping, and rattle the windows. So, for those of use with the above situations, a simple, free utility that silences the startup sound is exactly what we need.

True, we could remember to turn down our speaker set every evening before retiring. But who's really going to remember that, and why? And if you're relying on the startup bong to determine the health of your Mac, the least of your problems is going to be a sound or two.

There is no need to pay $15 for this app. On all my Macs, which are all running 10.4.3, I use the free StartupSound.prefPane which is tiny, stable and free. You can find it here:

http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~arcana/StartupSound/index.en.html
[Version 1.10]

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Czenecke replied on 10 Apr 2010
Thank-you SOOOOOOOOO much! I have been afraid to turn on mac in class because I never knew if my husband or kids used my computer at home and had the volume on. I always kept it muted and never used the volume in case I forgot to turn it back off. This is So awesome! Thanks for suggesting this site, it really IS free!!
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Leetownboy1 rated on 19 Dec 2010

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Downloads:9,646
Version Downloads:8
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:08 Feb 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $41.75
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Startup Chime Stopper is what you need if you are fed up with the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup. You want to remove it? You want to start your Macintosh without noise?

Startup Chime Stopper allows you to remove the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • It removes the irritating chime of your Macintosh at startup.
  • It is a background application that does not appear in the Dock.
  • It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
  • It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and many other languages.
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