MacPips
MacPips
1.0.1

3.6

MacPips free download for Mac

MacPips

1.0.1
09 April 2012

Plays the Greenwich Time Signal on the hour.

Overview

MacPips does one single thing: it makes your computer play the Greenwich Time Signal (aka 'the pips') at exactly the right time. MacPips uses your computer's clock, so make sure it's set correctly!

The only interaction MacPips has with the user is a Growl message when it launches, so don't be surprised when it doesn't show up in your Dock or Menubar.

What's new in MacPips

Version 1.0.1:
  • Improves accuracy of the pips

6 MacPips Reviews

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ronaldpr
01 April 2012

Most helpful

Silly, absolutely useless, but I like it. (Not sure I like the "automatic self updater".)
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Version 1.0
Hanspoot
09 April 2012
Does not work, v 1.0 nor v. 1.0.1, all I get is an Applescript write-out and a Growl notification, nothing audible...
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Version 1.0.1
6 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
10 April 2012
I'm sorry to hear this, Hanspoot. Just to check - you did wait until it was the top of the hour (10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, etc…), didn't you?
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Hanspoot
Hanspoot
10 April 2012
5 stars for your quick reply, yes I've got it installed now for 5 days, sound on max. I've been a sound engineer for 16 years at Dutch Radio and for me it will be just 'retro-fun'. MacBook white late 2007 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 750 GB HD, 6 GB RAM, 10.7.3
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sebthedev
sebthedev
10 April 2012
Hanspoot, Can you please contact me via http://www.zibity.com/contact so that I can arrange a time with you to remotely connect to your computer so that I can try to solve this problem for you? Thanks, Sebastian
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Hanspoot
Hanspoot
10 April 2012
Done! It works! MacPips NEEDS to reside in the Applications folder... Thanks for your replies, Sebastian.
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Mikofox
Mikofox
10 April 2012
Same here. Just does not do anything, except for a hidden error notification (probably what you described as the "Applescript write-out") I only see briefly when switching Spaces.
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sebthedev
sebthedev
11 April 2012
Mikofox, Can you please try logging out and logging in again? Sebastian
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PieterOpie
02 April 2012
This is all very well... BUT how do you stop the beeps when you don't want them beeping? I ran the app and saw nothing... now I assume I'm stuck with an hourly beep-est. I might not cope.... beginning to panic.... I can't breath.... GASP... help meeeeeeee...............
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Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
03 April 2012
Hi Pieteropie, I'm sorry that this part of MacPips isn't very well developed. Really there is no way to quit MacPips other than through Activity Monitor. This is definitely something that I need to address. I will work on this for the next update. Thanks, Sebastian
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nobody2011
nobody2011
09 April 2012
That should have been considered from the beginning that someone wants to turn it off.
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
09 April 2012
When you want to silence MacPips and do not want it to start again after each restart or login, also remove it from your login items, where it is added when you launch MacPips.
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sebthedev
sebthedev
09 April 2012
Thanks for your concerns. I'll try to address the issues you have mentioned in the next update.
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EndoLab
01 April 2012
Funny. It remember me the radio when I was young. Souvenirs… And useful as I don't want the clock displayed in the menubar.
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Version 1.0
EndoLab
01 April 2012
Funny. It remember me the radio when I was young…
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Version 1.0
ronaldpr
01 April 2012
Silly, absolutely useless, but I like it. (Not sure I like the "automatic self updater".)
Like (1)
Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
01 April 2012
Hi Ronadam, I'm the developer of MacPips. What part of the self update don't you like? The self updater will always ask you before installing anything. Would you like me to make this fact clearer? Thanks for the rating! Sebastian
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ronaldpr
ronaldpr
01 April 2012
Well, yes, I think you should indeed make that clear on the web page where you mention the auto-update feature. Because MacPips does not show itself anywhere in the UI (I do not use Growl), I assumed that an update might also happen without notification.
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umaromc
01 April 2012
For the most exact time use The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) servers; http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
EndoLab
EndoLab
01 April 2012
Thanks. For Europe : http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/europe
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  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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