Relax

Mutes your internal speakers when disconnecting headphones 🎧

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Disconnecting your headphones or speakers from your Mac automatically selects the Internal Speakers. Any sound that was playing before is now shared with everyone around you. πŸ™€

Your Cyndi Lauper playlist? Yea, that's no longer a secret.

Relax monitors your audio output and takes action when it notices you switch back to your internal speakers.

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Boy van Amstel
Boy van AmstelMaker@boyvanamstel Β· Captain of Danger Cove. I make Mac apps.
Yo Product Hunt! I'm pretty stoked to tell you about my latest utility. It's been a while since I launched something new. πŸš€ The idea behind Relax started when I found out that the stress of accidentally playing my music, or YouTube video out loud isn't just my personal angst. Why bother someone with my Synthy Hits of the 80's playlist, right? I wear headphones for a reason. Also, @dionsegijn told me to do it. The core functionality of Relax isn't particularly outstanding. I think the additional scripts Relax can run when it mutes the audio are what make it interesting. Currently it supports pausing Spotify and YouTube playing in Chrome. The last one is experimental. πŸ§ͺ Relax is free, with a Tip Jar in the app. I've never tried adding a Tip Jar before, but I hope it enables me to release more utilities for free. If you enjoy using Relax, pick one of the options and help me work on this further. πŸ‘Š I'm also considering making it open source and writing a few technical articles about how I use XPC to separate the UI from the 'monitoring part', how to implement a (non-Mac App Store) Tip Jar etc. πŸ’‘ If you have any questions, let me know! Cheers, Boy
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover Β· Founder, Product Hunt
This will help prevent those awkward moments in the office when everyone finds out you're a Taytay fan. (nothing wrong with that!)
Boy van Amstel
Boy van AmstelMaker@boyvanamstel Β· Captain of Danger Cove. I make Mac apps.
@rrhoover It's about keeping control of when you let people in on your quirky musical taste.
As always from @boyvanamstel, a quality bit of software! It's now going to be a permanent feature of my menubar
Boy van Amstel
Boy van AmstelMaker@boyvanamstel Β· Captain of Danger Cove. I make Mac apps.
@ne0 Thanks Lu!
Cathleen Madrona
Cathleen Madrona@cathleenmadrona · Making swift happen ⚑️
Just downloaded. I’m that girl in the office(more experimental/weird music than TSwIft though) ..so thanks! πŸ˜‚
Boy van Amstel
Boy van AmstelMaker@boyvanamstel Β· Captain of Danger Cove. I make Mac apps.
@cathleenmadrona Excellent! If you think of features you’d like, feel free to post them below. πŸ™‚
Wojtek Witkowski
Wojtek WitkowskiPro@pugson Β· Building digital products.
Haha this is gonna be useful when my AirPods run out of battery one day. Thanks for making this app! πŸ™Œ
Boy van Amstel
Boy van AmstelMaker@boyvanamstel Β· Captain of Danger Cove. I make Mac apps.
@pugson You're welcome. πŸ˜„ Try people walking out of range with their AirPods in and leaving the rest us with their Skrillex. That's the #1 reason this app is free, no excuse not to install it. πŸ˜‰