Mic Drop

Mute your mic in any app.

Ever been in a video call and needed to turn off your microphone, but couldn’t find the mute button quickly enough? Mic Drop helps you mute (and then unmute!) your microphone with a keyboard shortcut or a menu bar control.
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sarah semark
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Chief Design Octopus @octopusthinks.
👋 Hello Product Hunt! We're Octopus Think 🐙💡 and we're super-excited to announce our very first Mac app! It's a menu bar + keyboard shortcut app to help you control your mute status during video calls. We call it Mic Drop 🎤 (or sometimes, behind closed doors, "Fart Button," because we're six years old at heart. 💨) Both Matt (our Chief Technical Octopus) and myself (Chief Design Octopus) have been working remotely for over a decade, which means we've spent a lot of time in meetings. And it doesn't matter if we're using Zoom, Slack, Skype, Google Meet, or whatever—making sure you're muted when you want to be (and not muted when you don't want to be!) is always a bit of a challenge. Meetings are a constant chorus of "Can you hear me?" "Sorry—you're muted!" etc. etc. 😜 We wanted to be able to have a customisable keyboard shortcut that would work even when we were busy browsing kitten videos, and we wanted to be able to always see at a glance whether our mic was on or not. So we built a simple, modern macOS app to scratch our own itch. ✨ Mic Drop: ⌨️ Gives you a global keyboard shortcut you can customise to mute/unmute your Mic in any app, at any time. 💻 Works with (almost!) every app and any audio device out there. 🤫 Automatically keeps you muted or unmuted if you change audio devices, or if an app tries to unmute you. 🍓 Supports push-to-talk and push-to-mute, if that's your jam. 🔇 Shows your microphone status in the menu bar (and an optional floating status window) so you always know when your mic is hot. 🕵🏻‍♂️ Respects your privacy. It never listens to you and doesn't request microphone access. ❤️ Donates 50% of proceeds charities impacted by COVID-19. You can download a free trial from getmicdrop.com, and if you like it, we're giving a special 25% discount code to Product Hunt users until the end of the week. Just comment here & we'll send you a code! We'd love to hear your feedback! ❤️
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LiamFounder, Surveybot.io
Hey I've been looking for a product like this but for my airpods pro. Any ideas if it can be integrated with the airpods pro tap functionality so I can turn the mic on / off?
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Matthew R MacPherson
Maker
Chief Technical Octopus
@startupsmith Mic Drop works with AirPods Pro but we can't integrate with the tap functionality as that isn't supported by Apple. I think the only way to do that would be to register as a media app and hijack the "Play/Pause" event tapping normally sends. That's a confusing UX, so I don't think we can support the tap feature. But again: the keyboard shortcut + AirPods Pro works great. 🙂
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Nice, Congratulations on the Launch!
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sarah semark
Maker
Chief Design Octopus @octopusthinks.
@jatin_chaudhari Thank you! 🎉
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Ross VarretteHusband | Techie | Musician | Creative
I’d like to purchase with a discount code
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sarah semark
Maker
Chief Design Octopus @octopusthinks.
@rossvarrette For sure! The super-secret coupon code is PRODUCTHUNT 😉 I hope you enjoy the app—let us know if you've any questions!
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Josh SantangeloTechnical Director, Stimulant
This is very useful. One feature request: I keep my menu bar hidden, so I can't see the menu bar icon which indicates status. It would be helpful if the "status window" or something similar appeared briefly whenever it's toggled.
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sarah semark
Maker
Chief Design Octopus @octopusthinks.
@endquote Thanks for the feedback! I completely agree with you. One of the things that's at the top of our to-do list is to implement a small notification to indicate when your mute status changes—I'm thinking a similar style to the system notification for when you change your volume, so it feels integrated and unobtrusive, but gives you a clear indication of the change in state. I suspect this is the last piece we need to really cement that confidence for users. We want everyone to be absolutely 100% certain of whether they're muted or not. This is already on our roadmap, but I'm going to add you as an extra vote. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! ❤️
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