Tooth Fairy 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 also displays a battery indicator.
- 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.
- Run a shell script when the AirPods are connected or disconnected.
- Added menu bar icons for more devices: pair of AirPods, Powerbeats3, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo, headset, speakers (boombox, conference, cylinder, desktop, vertical), graphics tablet, game controller, Magic Mouse, 2-button mouse, Magic Trackpad 2 (top and side views), Magic Trackpad 1 (side view), iPhone, and tablet.
- Clicking on a device in the menu bar now shows a menu with its name, connection status, and battery level, so you can see the information immediately instead of waiting for the tooltip to appear.
- The Preferences window now explains that you can right-click (or Control-click) the menu bar icon to access the preferences when the Dock icon is hidden.
- The Preferences window now explains that showing the battery status requires a device whose battery level appears in the Bluetooth pane in System Preferences.
- Tweaked various Preferences window text to clarify the icon and audio input settings and how the new Apple H1 chip fits in.
- Improved the Why don’t I see the battery level? and Why isn’t my device connecting? sections of the manual.
- When reporting a Bluetooth error, ToothFairy now includes the hex code and error name to help look up the exact cause of the problem.
- Fixed a regression where changing the icon didn’t work on macOS 10.11.
- Updated code for Xcode 10.2 and Swift 5.
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor