Silent Start
Silent Start
1.1.9

2.9

Silent Start free download for Mac

Silent Start

1.1.9
10 January 2019

Silence your Mac's startup chime.

Overview

Silent Start silences the startup chime on your Mac. It's the perfect solution when working in an environment where it's important to be quiet. Nothing to configure, just run Silent Start and have it always available in the menu bar.

We love hearing from our customers, so please feel free to email anytime for support or comments at support@tunabelly.com. We do our best to answer within one business day.

What's new in Silent Start

Version 1.1.9:
New:
  • Even better restart, shutdown and logout detection for muting the startup chime
Fixed:
  • Issue where it was not possible to quit from the dock icon
  • Issue where the app could have prevented a restart
Improved:
  • Headphone detection feature is now more reliable

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6 Silent Start Reviews

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ThinkingFun
01 October 2015

Most helpful

Onyx does this: Parameter > Login > Startup Sound "Disable". Done. You do not need a dedicated 2$ app for this task.
Like (4)
Version 1.1.4
zaramella-mario
15 July 2017
Dopo l'ultimo aggiornamento funziona perfettamente!!!!
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Version 1.1.7
ThinkingFun
01 October 2015
Onyx does this: Parameter > Login > Startup Sound "Disable". Done. You do not need a dedicated 2$ app for this task.
Like (4)
Version 1.1.4
6 answer(s)
Tunabelly-Software
Tunabelly-Software
24 October 2015
Software developers do have to make a living somehow. :-)
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SegN3rd
SegN3rd
10 February 2016
Well good news, then: It is no longer a dedicated $2 app. It is now a dedicated $5 app.

Apparently the dev multiplied the price by two and a half, not only without adding any new features, but the program pretty much never had any features in the first place. Ever heard of headphones??
Like (3)
Tunabelly-Software
Tunabelly-Software
10 February 2016
That's not true that it doesn't have any features - it silences the startup chime so you don't have to manually plug in headphones and unplug them every time. If you think it's not worth the money, then you certainly don't have to buy it.

I'm guessing you're not a developer since there's more to an app than always adding new features. There's bug fixes and updates, like the one just released today to mitigate the Sparkle vulnerability.
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SegN3rd
SegN3rd
10 February 2016
I made it clear by using the phrase "pretty much" that I was speaking figuratively. Yes, your app does have one very small feature.

If you think it's okay to raise the price because you fixed a security vulnerability that you introduced to people's computers, then you aren't much of a developer either.

And don't bother saying "the vulnerability wasn't in my code," because the fix wasn't in your code either, but you are the one trying to charge for it.
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Ryan-b4ede077
Ryan-b4ede077
11 October 2016
Guys, if you don't like this app don't buy it. Simple.
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Tunabelly Software
Tunabelly Software
14 July 2017
We've actually made this app free so no more reason to complain!
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LKN G-Man
16 November 2014
For those of you that do not know the purpose of the startup sound, it's the result of a startup diagnostic. There are several different sounds that the Mac will play at startup depending upon its status: bad RAM, bad ROM, etc. If you mute the sound it will not be able to convey status information when something is ailing, and that's the time you will want to hear it, or the Apple repair tech will. A good compromise is to plug a headphone plug into its headphone jack. It doesn't even need to have a wire or headphone on it, just the plug itself will mute the sound.
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Version 1.0.3
2 answer(s)
Wts
Wts
08 April 2015
As best as i understand this from my OS 7.5 days and subsequent the startup 3 note Apple chord did serve a purpose sort of warning you about BAD ram rom harddrive or what ever . I had several QuickSilver macs and some times i even hated to power up because those Quicksilver's were great but notorious for bad mother boards and very finicky about RAM.

I don't believe that to be true today about the startup chord telling me anything bad is going on with my iMac's , especially in OS Maverick or Yosemite. I had an Intel with Yosemite OS and the the chords played loud and strong and yet the graphics card died withing minutes of the startup. So much for the warning . I also have another Intel with Mavericks OS with a dead Ethernet card and still the chord sound plays loud and clear.



I just want an app that shushes that startup chord..

I bought this app and sometimes this app just fails to do its job which is why i am sure there has been several updates from the developer.

However, actually the best software is still Cocktail since stops that startup sound with a very simple setting in Cocktail. So it does not annoy me or my family at 3 in the morning and i don't have to fuss and muss with plugging in a head set or dummy plug in.
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Tunabelly Software
Tunabelly Software
09 April 2015
Wts, you are correct there were some issues in the previous version and they should all be resolved in Silent Start 1.1.3 which I have just published today. Please feel free to email me at support@tunabelly.com if you find any further issues or have any questions.

Thanks!
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Wts
17 October 2014
Nice to have a 10 day try before you buy offer. Thanks Turnbelly Software Inc also nice to know you are a Canadian software development company.
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Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
Tunabelly-Software
Tunabelly-Software
24 October 2015
Thanks for the kind words! And yes, we are very proud to be a Canadian company!
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mintzfredric
14 October 2014
I had high hope for this app but it has failed to obviate the annoying ting when I begin Safari.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
SegN3rd
SegN3rd
10 February 2016
I'm not necessarily endorsing the app - but the app is intended to eliminate the startup chime. It is not intended for Safari. In fact, I have never heard of Safari making a sound when you open it. Maybe you have an unusual plugin or extension? Anyway, if your computer is already booted, you can just turn the sound off.
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pettifogger0712
28 September 2014
At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, turning your volume right down/off before shutting down will also have the effect of muting the start-up chime when you subsequently reboot...
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Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
Wts
Wts
17 October 2014
I work with my computer late late at nite/early morning ( 2 or 3 AM ).

The startup chords always wake up my wife and then there is ****to pay for that.

Tried the suggestion with no luck.

Also you always have to remember to do that especially when you install something or other and it requires a startup.

This app shows promise if it really works because so many of these types of solutions just do not work as promised.
Like (2)
Tunabelly-Software
Tunabelly-Software
24 October 2015
Yes, you're right that's one way to do it although it takes manual steps and is annoying to repeat.

That's the idea of Silent Start - just let it run in the background with nothing else to do.
Like (2)
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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