APPS010 Toothfairy

Jan Gruber

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Auch in der zehnten Folge dieses Podcasts möchte ich eine kleine, für mich sehr nützliche, App für macOS empfehlen. Toothfairy ist ein praktisches Tool zum Verwalten und Verbinden von Bluetooth-Kopfhörern.

So einfach die Koppelung von AirPods auf einem Mac auch sein möchte – im Zweifel muss keine initiale Verbindung aufgebaut werden –, so mühselig ist der Weg bei der Verbindung durch das System. Hier setzt Toothfairy ein: Mit einem Klick in die Menüleiste könnt ihr Bluetooth-Hardware direkt verbinden. Besonders praktisch sind die erweiterten Einstellungen. Toothfairy kann auch eine reine Audioverbindung zu den AirPods öffnen und bietet so deutlich bessere Qualität.

Toothfairy im App Store

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 can also display a battery indicator. Now you know that it’s safe to start playing music; it won’t blast from your Mac’s internal speaker.
- 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.
- Disconnect a Bluetooth device by clicking the icon (or pressing the hotkey) again, so that you can switch back to your phone. AirPods and Beats devices with an Apple W1 chip do not need to be manually disconnected, and you can set them to avoid accidental disconnections when pressing the hotkey multiple times.
- ToothFairy automatically launches at login, so it’s always there when you need it.
- Optionally hide the Dock icon so it only appears in the menu bar. With the Dock icon hidden, you can right-click (or Control-click) the menu bar icon to access the settings.
- Run a shell script when the AirPods are connected or disconnected, for example to notify you or to launch or quit another app.
- Use with your Magic Mouse or Magic Keyboard to make sure the battery level doesn’t get too low, or to quickly reconnect them after charging or if they get disconnected.

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Via AppStore

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