ToothFairy 2.6.1

Tooth Fairy 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

Version 2.6.1:

  • Improved the details in the AirPods Pro icon
  • Added another variant of the AirPods icon that's slightly smaller, because some people prefer that size and also to help differentiate for those who have multiple pairs of AirPods
  • The game controller icon no longer shows a wire
  • You can now hold down the Option key when opening the icon pop-up menu to see the filled versions of the icons
  • ToothFairy is faster at detecting when a device's connection has been dropped without macOS noticing
  • The "How can I switch back to an iPhone or other Mac?" section of the manual now tells how you can make a Siri shortcut to quickly switch an iOS device to a given audio device
  • Updated the "Adding a Device" and "Why isn't my device connecting?" sections of the manual
  • When the Preferences window is already open, choosing the Preferences... menu command for a device will now select that device
  • Closing the Advanced sheet now preserves the selected device


Compatibility

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


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