ChatterBlocker for Mac

ChatterBlocker for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.4
File Size:
18.43MB
Date Added:
December 19, 2009
Price:
Purchase; $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6 Intel
Total Downloads:
613
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.6
  • Editors' review

    ChatterBlocker is an app designed to help you concentrate and be more productive in noisy environments. It doesn't somehow cancel or block out noise, but rather it's intended to "blur unwanted speech," rendering conversations unintelligible so they won't distract you.

    ChatterBlocker plays a combination of voices, nature sounds, and music, in several preset options or using an advanced interface that lets you mix and match. Since the effectiveness of an application like this is so peculiar and personal, this ability to tweak is extremely useful, no matter what particular sound fetish works for you. (Need the high-pitched murmuring of women accompanied by goats wearing bells to think straight? No problem!) ChatterBlocker seems to work much better over headphones (which they caution against using too much), and the voices by themselves--what ChatterBlocker calls "walla" or "cafeteria noise"--tend to do the best job at masking speech.

    ChatterBlocker takes some getting used to and it's spendy for its functionality, but if you work in a conversation-filled environment and find yourself frequently distracted, the 60-minute demo of ChatterBlocker is absolutely worth trying.

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    • 5 stars

      "It installs just fine."

      March 24, 2007   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

      Version: ChatterBlocker 1.1.1

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Hey, It installs just fine on my G5 running OSX 10.4.9. What's all this fuss about installation?

      Anyway, man did need this! The guy in the next cubicle chatters away all day â?? to himself! And there is a gaggle of secretaries who are always gossiping just a bit too loudly in the next office over. It's enough to drive a working Dilbert crazy. Not only does it interfere with my work, but I can't even take a covert snooze without being woken up by all the chatter.

      In my quest for peace of mind, I have tried everything to block out all the noise so I can just relax, focus and get a good day's work done. Thank god for ChatterBlocker for OS X! This do-it-all software device has replaced the Sony Radio Tuner I was using to generate soothing classical music around my cubicle ($199), the Bose noise-canceling headphones I wear to block out the sound of the air conditioning and all of the shredders and computer hard drives and motor sounds that filter in from the street ($299), the white noise generator I keep on the floor by my waste can that helped mask any sounds that slipped through the radio and the NC headphones( $75.95), the foam ear plugs I wear to reduce any stubborn sounds that get inside the NC headphones ($8.95/pr), and my stick of HeadOn (apply directly to the forehead) for my noise-induced headache ($7.99).

      Thanks to ChatterBlocker I was able to unload all my anti-noise gear on eBay. In all, minus the $19.95 I paid for ChatterBlocker, this thing is saving me $570.94 !

      Try it. You'll like it.

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    • 4 stars

      "Demo"

      March 13, 2007   |   By bionic1--2008

      Version: ChatterBlocker 1.1.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Well I've used this for an hour because that's as long as the demo lasts. And that is the first bad point.

      The second is the price, it just isn't worth 20 bucks. For that price I can get a couple of those relaxation CDs or some babbling brook mp3s and those I can put in my car as well.

      Don't get me wrong this IS a good idea and much needed by a lot of people. I just don't think the pricing is realistic when there are other alternatives available. There's nothing in this app that you couldn't cook up in GarageBand yourself.

      If this was under 10 dollars it might be more realistic.

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    • 4 stars

      "Demo"

      March 13, 2007   |   By bionic1--2008

      Version: ChatterBlocker 1.1.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Well I've used this for an hour because that's as long as the demo lasts. And that is the first bad point.

      The second is the price, it just isn't worth 20 bucks. For that price I can get a couple of those relaxation CDs or some babbling brook mp3s and those I can put in my car as well.

      Don't get me wrong this IS a good idea and much needed by a lot of people. I just don't think the pricing is realistic when there are other alternatives available. There's nothing in this app that you couldn't cook up in GarageBand yourself.

      If this was under 10 dollars it might be more realistic.

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