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ToothFairy
ToothFairy
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ToothFairy free download for Mac

ToothFairy

Version 2.8

Change Bluetooth connections with a single click.

ToothFairy overview

ToothFairy connect AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) to your Mac with a single click or keypress.

AirPods are great, but they don’t work quite as smoothly with Macs as they do iPhones. You can’t tell at a glance whether audio will play from the AirPods or your Mac’s built-in speaker, you have to dig into a Bluetooth submenu to connect, and then you have to go back to the menu to see when the AirPods are ready for use. ToothFairy streamlines this: just click an icon in the menu bar (or press a hotkey) to switch to the AirPods, and the icon always shows whether they’re connected.

  • Works with AirPods, as well as any Bluetooth device that you can connect to your Mac: headphones, speakers, headsets, game pad controllers, keyboards, mice, etc. (HomePod is not supported, as it is not a Bluetooth audio device.)
  • Click the hollow AirPods icon in the menu bar to switch to AirPods. It fills in to show they are connected and also displays a battery indicator.
  • Supports multiple Bluetooth audio devices; you can choose a different icon and hotkey for each.
  • Get the best audio quality. macOS will normally use the SCO codec if it thinks you’re going to use the microphone. ToothFairy can ensure that it uses the higher quality AAC codec when you only care about audio output: listening to music or video or playing a game.
  • Run a shell script when the AirPods are connected or disconnected.

What’s new in version 2.8

Updated on May 11 2022

  • If a Bluetooth audio device is connected but is not selected as the sound output device—as can happen if you are using Automatic Device Switching—ToothFairy now shows its menu bar icon as solid but faded out.
  • Telling ToothFairy to connect to a Bluetooth device that’s connected but not the current sound output device will now set it as the sound output device instead of disconnecting.
  • ToothFairy is better at detecting when a Bluetooth device has connected or disconnected in cases where macOS did not notify it.
  • ToothFairy now converts carriage returns to line breaks when saving a script, as improper line breaks can prevent scripts from running.
  • Updated the How can I turn off Automatic Device Switching? section of the manual.
  • Worked around a macOS issue where sometimes a Bluetooth audio device would connect without being set as the sound output target.
  • Worked around a macOS issue where an incorrect Bluetooth device name could be shown after disconnecting and reconnecting.
  • Worked around some macOS issues that could cause crashes when reading battery information or adding a new Bluetooth device.
  • Fixed a bug where the spinning progress indicator would be drawn for Light Mode when the Mac was running in Light Mode but the transparent menu bar was showing a dark desktop picture underneath. ToothFairy now treats this as de facto Dark Mode to make the progress indicator easier to see and match the rest of the menu bar content.
  • Fixed a bug where the progress indicator for a device icon could be drawn on top of it.
  • Fixed a bug where a connection or disconnection script could be run multiple times for the same event.
  • Fixed a bug where device names were prematurely truncated in the preferences table view.

Information

License

Commercial

Size

10.1 MB

Downloads

982

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • A Bluetooth device
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Micheld
Micheld
Sep 2 2019
2.5
1.0
Sep 2 2019
1.0
Version: 2.5
never again, destroys every fine working system bluetooth stops working poperly
jaworsky13
jaworsky13
May 1 2019
2.5
5.0
May 1 2019
5.0
Version: 2.5
An essential piece of software for use with Apple AirPods on a Mac. Joshua J.
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Jan 26 2019
2.4.8
5.0
Jan 26 2019
5.0
Version: 2.4.8
Great application seriously with a stunning design and very simple user interface that allows you to choose which bluetooth device you want to connect with one simple click It connect and support AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) or any output device even with hot key .
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
May 24 2017
2.2.1
0.0
May 24 2017
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
Don't know if it's because of the developer or MacUpdate, but this is NOT free as it was initially advertised under the MacUpdate menubar icon. The dishonesty immediately stops me from buying this or any software product that initially advertises as free. I suppose it's to get one to take notice.
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
Mar 4 2017
1.3
5.0
Mar 4 2017
5.0
Version: 1.3
This is a great help, if you want to switch quickly to a Bluetooth headset on the Mac. I use it with BoseComfort 35 headset.
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