It's an indispensable app Brett Terpstra


Keep it to yourself

Known Issues: ① Crashes on 10.6 Snow Leopard. ② Incorrectly mutes Boom 2, but here's a workaround. ③ Fails to mute sometimes when using GoToMeeting, but here's a workaround. ③ May crash when waking from sleep on the late 2016 MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, but here's a workaround. These issues will be addressed in the next update.

Problem: Voice chat is awesome, but sooner or later you’ll send something you wish others hadn’t heard.

Solution: Shush solves this problem by providing simple hotkey microphone management.

With Shush you no longer have to feel awkward about the things going on around you. Whether it’s a plane flying overhead, your kids screaming, that sneeze (or something worse) you feel coming on, or just you talking to yourself, Shush makes accidental transmitting a thing of the past.

In push-to-silence mode (aka “cough button”), press and hold the hotkey to immediately mute your microphone so nobody hears anything you don’t want them to. Release the hotkey and Shush will unmute your microphone.

In push-to-talk mode, your microphone will be muted until you press and hold a chosen hotkey, unmuting your microphone and allowing your voice to flow freely. Release the hotkey and Shush will mute your microphone again.

Hardware: Shush works with almost any internal and external microphone or line-in, even USB and Bluetooth devices.

Software: Shush works with any software that captures audio from the above hardware, including:

  • iChat/FaceTime
  • Google Chat/Talk
  • Skype
  • VoIP Softphones
  • GarageBand/Podcast Capture
  • and more…

  • Take control of when you are heard

    Configure your own hotkey

  • Informative menu bar icon so you always know the status of your mic

    Gorgeous retina graphics and fluid animations