ChatterBlocker
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Masks background noise so you can be focused.   Demo ($19.95)
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ChatterBlocker uses digital audio technology to mask the sound of speech and other distractions so you can stay focused.

ChatterBlocker does not use noise-cancellation. Instead, it masks unwanted conversations with a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background chatter. The goal is to render speech less intelligible, because intelligible speech is often the most distracting sound in the workplace.

ChatterBlocker also offers mindfulness meditation tracks intended to increase concentration, reduce distractibility and minimize the stress response to office
What's New
Version 1.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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ChatterBlocker User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote

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Kantorde reviewed on 07 Aug 2013
This is the quintessential sound mask app for your working duties. Definitively worth the money. Highly recommended.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

+20
Momijigari commented on 19 Feb 2013
The link to the developer is now:
http://chatterblocker.com/

And the current version number is 1.1.4, direct download link:
http://chatterblocker.com/downloads/ChatterBlocker_Demo_1.1.4.dmg
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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alas! reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
I work at home and do a lot of writing. My housemates consist of several sometimes noisy adults and a couple of rambunctious kids.
Chatterblocker allows me to maintain my sanity.
I've also got Sonic Mood which is designed more for setting a peaceful, tranquil environment rather than blocking noise.
Each has its own purpose and both work beautifully for their intended functions.
Chatterblocker uses about 18 or 19% CPU and Sonic Mood uses about 22% which my Macbook Pro w/4 Gigs of RAM can handle with applomb, including while using other apps with CB or SM running in the background. And both come with stellar support.
Both Chatterblocker and Sonic Mood have really enhanced the quality of my life.
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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alas! replied on 12 Dec 2011
Should read 'aplomb' above....shame on me!
burypromote
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Lvdoc reviewed on 24 Apr 2011
Oh dear. I was a longtime fan of Sonic Mood. That is a very nice program with a lot of features, good customer support, and regular updates. I do recommend people look into it.

At the same time, I was immensely impressed by ChatterBlocker from the moment I started it up. Although SM is nice in the background, CB literally put me in a more tranquil mood almost immediately. I was highly skeptical before trying it, but as some other reviewers here have also pointed out, it has a nice user interface and good options to work with.

I bought a license this morning. The sounds and the ease of use were the selling points for me. I hate to knock it, but SM's instruction manual is very lengthy and almost menacing. CB is a lot more straightforward. I simply don't have either the time or inclination to wade through an instruction manual.
[Version 1.1.4]


burypromote

+1

Zgibek reviewed on 10 Jan 2011
I've just tried the demo and it works.
I have to say that the background is nice and I really started to think why not to buy this.
But then I noticed that after selecting (mixing) two simple soundtracks and two or three effects this app takes more then 12 percent of my cpu. Choosing one soundtrack and one effect is ok, takes about 5-6%, but mixing more takes much more power of your cpu, 12, 15, 20, 25 and even more.
5%, or at least less then 10 is ok for me, but no more :(
That's why I'm giving only 3/5 in overall - I found it useful, but it eats too much my cpu
[Version 1.1.4]


burypromote
+2

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Jimge commented on 31 Jul 2008
I compared ChatterBlocker with SonicMood. Both are similar, yet offer different experiences. Under MUPromo, bith were the same price. I chose ChatterBlocker because it gave me a little more choice to single out the sounds I wanted, rather than a melange.

ChatterBlocker also allows the choice of combined sounds, maybe not quite the range, as well as instruments, and respective volumes for each.

Working in home office, I doubt I will use the voice chatter, but I can see how for corporate settings this would be good. I have to contend with 50,000 HP mach leaf blowers, and endless neighborhood barking that make me feel like I am living in a dog pound.

Uh-Oh - there goes another screaming leafblower. Time to scream out the window "Use a ***** rake!", or simply up the master volume on ChatterBlocker.

ChatterBlocker masks most of this and saves my sanity!
[Version 1.1.3]


burypromote
+4

+127
dlwhite commented on 04 Oct 2007
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
It helped me through 2 weeks on a critical project in a chatty office environment. It's surprisingly customizable, making it worth more than the standard NATURE SOUNDS CDs or other meditational music. I showed my wife, and she fell in love with the CONCENTRATION music setting coupled with the CYPRUS GOATS sound effect. There is a little something for everyone. I hope they continue to update the program with additional sounds. OR even if they offered an expansion pack of sounds to buy, that would be great! I've got it running right now: the Voice, Music, Nature Sounds 2 setting is the one that helps me through the day!
[Version 1.1.3]


burypromote

+29
Jobby commented on 20 Sep 2007
Why does the installer need root privs? That seems to be overkill for a program that plays sounds...
[Version 1.1.3]

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The Sound Guy, Inc. (developer) replied on 30 Jul 2008
The installer we're using (Apple's PackageMaker) requires users to log in before installing the program in the Applications directory. I don't think there's anything unusual about this.
burypromote
+2

+172

fonix reviewed on 20 Sep 2007
I use this software at the office and it is great for toning down noise from people talking, construction, and other distractions. The registered version has some extra goodies as well, like a few meditation tracks, which is nice.

I also like the Ocean Waves app listed on MU. For a simulation of waves, it's very effective.
[Version 1.1.3]


burypromote
+2

+2

Roadmouse reviewed on 13 Mar 2007
Love this little app. It's simple, but does the job. Creating relaxing background noise.
There was something similar called 'Forrest' years ago. But this is more stable, and has more features.
[Version 1.1]


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+73

Myka rated on 04 May 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



Gmcentropy rated on 17 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



skeetbuddy rated on 10 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1.4]



Gname rated on 10 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1.4]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:19 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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ChatterBlocker uses digital audio technology to mask the sound of speech and other distractions so you can stay focused.

ChatterBlocker does not use noise-cancellation. Instead, it masks unwanted conversations with a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background chatter. The goal is to render speech less intelligible, because intelligible speech is often the most distracting sound in the workplace.

ChatterBlocker also offers mindfulness meditation tracks intended to increase concentration, reduce distractibility and minimize the stress response to office noise.


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