Psst
Psst
2.1.1
4.5
0.0
Psst free download for Mac

Psst for Mac2.1.1

31 October 2007

Restart your Mac without the chime.

What is Psst for Mac

Psst is a faceless application that lets you adjust/mute the volume of your Mac's startup chime. Double-Click "Psst!" in the Finder to adjust the volume settings.

Important: The method Psst uses to change the volume does not work on every model... What it actually does: It simply adjusts the volume settings before shutting down and after logging in.

What's new in Psst

Version 2.1.1:
  • Added check routine to prevent Psst from launching from disk image
  • Psst asks you to anonymously submit your Mac configuration in order to create a comprehensive list of (un-)supported setups. Check it out here: www.satsumac.com/Psst/Compatibility.php
  • Uninstalling Psst: just stop it and trash it!
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Steve K
Steve K
Jan 1 2015
2.1.1
5.0
Jan 1 2015
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
Been using this since it was released, on multiple Macs and versions of OS X, and its always worked for me. I'm currently using it on a mid-'11 iMac i5 with Yosemite and it's still going. I set to the quietest setting, but not silent, so I can still tell if the machine is restarting properly but it won't wake up the whole house. Perfect.
IanB3074
IanB3074
Oct 16 2013
2.1.1
5.0
Oct 16 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
I have tested Psst on my 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and it works perfectly, either completely muting or reducing the volume of the startup chime.
tommytune
tommytune
Jun 2 2013
2.1.1
5.0
Jun 2 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
I Love this little utility app - I've used it for 6 years on a G4 Powerbook, a G4 Digital Audio, a MDD G4, and a G5 dual 2.0 (all running Tiger 10.4.11). Also worked on the G5 & the Powerbook under Leopard 10.5.6. After years of "too loud" startup chimes waking the kids at 3 AM [and freaking ME out as well!], I finally have the perfect solution! The app is 'persistent', so set it and forget it! (unless you want to make changes, then just relaunch & move the slider volume). One of my all-time favorite apps!! Does EXACTLY what it needs to, and DOESN'T mess with anything else! I've never had any app or sys process conflict with it.
Dawda
Dawda
Apr 21 2012
2.1.1
4.0
Apr 21 2012
4.0
Version: 2.1.1
This is a wonderful little utility. After downloading the DMG from MU I got the message that it's corrupt. After searching the web i FINALLY found one that worked. I uploaded the working one to my dropbox for you to download. I'll have it there for as long as this one does not work. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14060155/Psst%202.1.1.dmg I scanned it with avast, nothing. But please tell me if you find something wrong with the file.
Swordfish
Swordfish
Nov 11 2011
2.1.1
5.0
Nov 11 2011
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
For those wondering, Psst works in Lion, 10.7.2
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Dec 9 2008
2.1.1
4.0
Dec 9 2008
4.0
Version: 2.1.1
I downloaded v.2.1.1 for my wife's new iMac. I setted near to zero the volume and tried to reboot without submitting an answer to developer's question. The system told me Psst prevented to relaunch. I tried to quit it, but it refused. I was forced to a forced quit. So I relaunced and I answered it didn't work. Then I CLOSED the submitting window and, surprise, relauncing again I discovered it works. After many attempts I can confirm that it works flawlessly. The problem is all in that window! It's impossible to submit before trying. It should have a short time persistence then automatically disappear. Add iMac 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with OsX 10.5.5 to compatible Mac list.
JollyRoger8X
JollyRoger8X
Sep 14 2008
2.1.1
4.0
Sep 14 2008
4.0
Version: 2.1.1
StartupSound.prefpane doesn;t sem to work at all on Intel-based Macs. This utility, on the other hand, works flawlessly on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. So I'm revising my review rating for it. : )
Gilwestfall
Gilwestfall
Feb 19 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Feb 19 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
i upgraded to iLife '08 and then my sound stopped working... internal speakers were not listed in my sound preferences. during the iLife install the machine deleted some of my system caches. i uninstalled Psst & the sound came back... could have been a coincidence but if someone else has the same combination maybe removing may be worth a try. i didn't try to re-install it.
Bztranier
Bztranier
Nov 12 2007
2.1.1
0.0
Nov 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Started using Psst 2.1 in June 07 - worked fine for a couple months. Then stopped working. Trashed it and downloaded again, and again it worked fine till yesterday. Trashed it and downloaded 2.1.1. So far, no joy. Intel iMac 1.83 GHz, OS/X 10.4.10
maconnect-1
maconnect-1
Apr 9 2007
2.0.8
5.0
Apr 9 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0.8
This software is great. Thanks a lot to his autor. Works fine on a MBP and iMacG5.
nowheredense
nowheredense
Apr 8 2007
2.0.8
0.0
Apr 8 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.8
Another freeware to consider, if Psst does not work, is StartupSound.prefPane 1.1b1 http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425 It has worked flawlessly both of my G5 Tower and MacBook Pro.
Swordfish
Swordfish
Sep 4 2006
2.0.6
5.0
Sep 4 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
Something very annoying about the intel Macs is that they don't remember the volume setting between restarts, and they *still* chime if headphones are plugged in. With Psst, you can set the volume so it's always at the level you want it when you restart your Mac, and you can lower the chime volume or mute it altogether. Small memory footprint, invisible, Psst is great!
Sibelius
Sibelius
Mar 17 2006
2.0.5
0.0
Mar 17 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Should work with 10.3.9? Sadly, it doesn't. Nor does the uninstaller, you have to take it out manually. Very disappointing - especially since it would be a useful thing to have, and the only alternative (Startup sound) doesn't work either.
8oo8
8oo8
Feb 21 2006
2.0.5
5.0
Feb 21 2006
5.0
Version: 2.0.5
Psst! works flawlessly. I installed it without problems a few months ago, set the chime volume level to it's lowest setting, and haven't given it another thought. Works perfectly every time. It's simple and reliable.
JollyRoger8X
JollyRoger8X
Jan 6 2006
2.0.3
4.0
Jan 6 2006
4.0
Version: 2.0.3
StartupSound.prefpane has done this flawlessly for a long time: http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425
Lnr1
Lnr1
Jan 5 2006
2.0.3
0.0
Jan 5 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Everytime i try and run the program i get an error about not being able to name something in the login items or something... Running PowerBook G4 OSX 10.4.3 Whats up man? Cant rate it as i cant get it to work... Would love to use this software but....
Guest
Guest
Jan 5 2006
2.0.3
0.0
Jan 5 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0.3
Whyatt, 2.0.3 should fix that!
Whyatt-Thrash
Whyatt-Thrash
Jan 5 2006
2.0.2
0.0
Jan 5 2006
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
I started up the app and got the message "Where is PsstDaemon?" and a list of apps. The PsstDaemon wheren't within the list of apps, so I force quit the app, showed package contents of it and then restarted the application. It opened up just fine, and I set the startup volume. Haven't yet tried if it works, but this is definetily a bug in any case. Using 10.4.3...
Guest
Guest
Aug 2 2005
2.0.1
3.0
Aug 2 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0.1
If you have troubles with Psst! 2.0.1 you might want to take a look at this: http://mistatree.org/Freeware/PsstTroubles.html
Guest
Guest
Mar 28 2005
2.0
3.0
Mar 28 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Use your imagination... Starting up your Mac without a chime would serve as the best alarm clock of all: music; whatever music you like... Without the chime, you hear nothing but the song that you added to your startup items after your Mac has started up using the automatic Start Up feature in the Energy Saver control panel. Not useless, not at all...
Guest
Guest
Feb 20 2005
2.0
3.0
Feb 20 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
How is this different from just muting the sound on your mac before you shutdown/restart? I don't see the point...
Guest
Guest
Feb 20 2005
2.0
3.0
Feb 20 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
Hmmm, Startup Chime Stopper has NEVER worked on my mac, and PSST! doesn't either... but at least I didn't pay for PSST! ..maybe I'll try this other program!
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2005
2.0
3.0
Feb 19 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
StartupSound.prefPane 1.0.2 (which is also free) does the same thing if this app. doesn't work for you.
Guest
Guest
Feb 19 2005
2.0
3.0
Feb 19 2005
3.0
Version: 2.0
I would use StartupSoundPrefPane to adjust the sound. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2005
1.0
3.0
Feb 15 2005
3.0
Version: 1.0
Works. BUT when I removed it from Startup items (System Preferences>Accounts>Admin>Startup Items>click minus sign) my G5 iMac still starts up silent. The app is no longer there but the chime is still gone. How do I get the chime back? G5 iMac 20" OSX 10.3.8
Guest
Guest
Jan 8 2005
1.0
0.0
Jan 8 2005
0.0
Version: 1.0
Well - some keys just don't work on some user's keyboards - and even Panther Help file has: "If you use an Apple Adjustable Keyboard with a Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) the Volume, Mute, and Record keys do not work." And that's what "Psst!" is for - pure silence… No problems - even with restoring chime again. kwatz
Guest
Guest
Jan 4 2005
1.0
3.0
Jan 4 2005
3.0
Version: 1.0
You don't need to use this program, and you don't need to mute the volume before you turn the computer off. Just hold down the mute button on the keyboard as the computer starts up and the chime will not sound while the volume level for the computer stays the same.
Guest
Guest
Dec 27 2004
1.0
3.0
Dec 27 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
Dont Work on iMac & Quicksilver! : ((
Guest
Guest
Dec 26 2004
1.0
3.0
Dec 26 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
You may think it's useless but on my Pismo , under system 10.3.7, muting the volume doesn't always work. Plus, what if you forget to mute? There's nothing worse than restarting the PB right in the middle of a large lecture hall. :(
Guest
Guest
Dec 26 2004
1.0
3.0
Dec 26 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
this is useless, you can simply mute the volume and restart and there won't be a chime. this app has no point.
Guest
Guest
Dec 26 2004
1.0
3.0
Dec 26 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
This may be a bad idea, considering that the chime can also indicate that something's wrong with your system (if the sound changes, I believe). Using something like StartupSound.prefPane (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16425) to change the volume of the chime (and yes, silence it completely, if that's what you want) might also be an option.
Guest
Guest
Dec 25 2004
1.0
3.0
Dec 25 2004
3.0
Version: 1.0
This would be great since my Mac has a glitch that makes it play the startup chime at full volume, no matter what the system volume's been set to. But since the chime is hardwired into the computer, I have to wonder how safe this is. Think I'll wait until others, more brave than me, have tried the app and given an all-clear to download.
Free
4.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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