AirBar

Connect to your AirPods in a click

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#4 Product of the WeekOctober 05, 2018
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I use my AirPods with my iPhone and Mac extensively but was always disappointed that the "seamless switching" would not automatically pick the audio source to use with my AirPods. To ease the pain of manually switching bluetooth devices on Mac I created this small utility to allow to force connect to my AirPods on my Mac from a tap on the menubar.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Brilliant - and free.

    Cons: 

    It's free. What con could there possibly be?

    You click and activate your AirPods. It's free. It works.

    Nothing more to say.

    E.T.Cook has used this product for one day.
  • Charlie Martin
    Charlie MartinJavascript developer, appFigures
    Pros: 

    This was sorely needed and it works great!

    Cons: 

    Dark menubar (Mojave dark mode) shows rough edges of icon

    This is amazing. If you use airpods and have a mac, you should download it.

    Charlie Martin has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Rainer Selvet
Rainer SelvetMakerHiring@tiivik · CTO @Wolf3D
Hey 👋 AirBar was a challenge / weekend project for myself to build & launch a product in less than 12 hours. The idea was to... 1. Find something to improve on from my personal experience 2. Build & ship in 12h or less. Hope this is useful to someone else as well!
Shivam Dewan
Shivam Dewan@shivam_dewan · Design Guy. Product Guy
@tiivik How about making this work with android also in similar fashion? :)
Praval Singh
Praval Singh@praval · Product/Marketing Guy at Zoho.com
@tiivik Looks like it doesn't support versions below 10.14, and I see that folks who've upgraded to Mojave are also experiencing issues. Can you put up an update on this? Thanks and best wishes!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This should be built into MacOS. Nice work, @tiivik.
Rainer Selvet
Rainer SelvetMakerHiring@tiivik · CTO @Wolf3D
@rrhoover Appreciate it Ryan! Hope it will be soon enough (and AirBar won't be needed anymore 😢 😸 )
Thibaut
Thibaut@thlbaut · Web & iOS developer
@tiivik @rrhoover It's already. Enable sound shortcut in menu bar in sound settings, and AirPods will be there and you can switch between AirPods and Speakers. :)
Laurens Laudowicz
Laurens Laudowicz@laurens_laudowicz
@tiivik @rrhoover agreeeeeee!
Antonio Carusone
Antonio Carusone@aisleone · Director of Product Design at Bizly
@tiivik @rrhoover @thlbaut Not really. You still have to connect it via the Bluetooth menu so the AirPods switch from your iPhone to your Mac.
Thibaut
Thibaut@thlbaut · Web & iOS developer
@tiivik @rrhoover @aisleone Nope, with continuity you don't have to do it ! You have to wait few seconds before the AirPods appearance.
Antonio Carusone
Antonio Carusone@aisleone · Director of Product Design at Bizly
This sounds awesome, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm on 10.14. It launched, shows up in the menu bar, then goes away after a few seconds.
Steven H
Steven H@shtooova
@aisleone same here.. running on mojave
Nicholas Gurney
Nicholas Gurney@gurneykid · Product Manager
@aisleone @shtooova +1 here.... 10.14 as well
tony carreon
tony carreon@tonycarreon
@aisleone ditto mojave
Prikshit Gupta
Prikshit Gupta@blossomshirts · Founder
@aisleone Same here not working for mojave
ivanyc
ivanyc@ivanyc
@aisleone same here not working on Miojave
Juan Buis
Juan Buis@juanbuis · internet words
this is kind of like ToothFairy but free!
Armen Mkrtchian
Armen Mkrtchian@armen_mkrtchian · Mobile (iOS/Android) Developer
Hi @tiivik Are you aware of this issue? I get this message on my MacBook Pro `You have macOS 10.13.6. The application requires macOS 10.14 or later.`