Psst for Mac

Psst for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    6,627
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    374.02KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #8 in Launchers

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1 stars

"Incomplete impelementation"

June 07, 2014  |  By jimbrady39

 |  Version: Psst 2.1.1

Pros

Kills the startup sound on the mac, which is it single purpose.
It is free.

Cons

You have to keep reactivating it as it loses control for a number of reasons.
It does not work for all mac configurations.
The upgrade does not solve these problems.

Summary

Too irritating to use.

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4 stars

"Still Works Great, only it hogs RAM"

February 19, 2008  |  By vitoarc

 |  Version: Psst 2.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I love this program (see my past review Apr '07). My only problem with Psst is that it's a RAM hog. Why should a simple program that only needs to do one function, and one function only (set volume to a preset value prior to restart) use 13.4 Mb of real RAM? This may not seem like much, but let me put this value into perspective:

Activity Monitor has shown me that Apple Mail comes in at 9.41 Mb of real RAM, and Finder at 10.9. The shared memory for these two apps are greater than Psst, which makes sense. But Psst shouldn't have a greater real RAM demand than these two programs, for sure.

Therefore, I call this program a HOG! and I'd like to see the developer trim the fat on this great app.

One other small nuisance: The Psst daemon for some reason occasionally loses it's identity in the Login Items, and I must then select it again for Psst to work. This along with the RAM problem makes me downgrade this version to 2 stars for Quality/Stability.

ciao

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5 stars

"If at first you don't think it works..."

July 15, 2007  |  By cfrison

 |  Version: Psst 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
...try starting with the slider all the way to the left (mute). If that works, gradually move your slider up. I have mine set at the first tick. I actually wish there was a point half way between that & 0.

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3 stars

"Worked on 20\" Imac duo core"

April 14, 2007  |  By dkklemm

 |  Version: Psst 2.0.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Had to restart twice but on second time it worked. 20" Imac intel duo core. Very nice to get rid of that startup chime! Thank you

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5 stars

"Excellent adjustment of startup chime volume! ..."

January 09, 2006  |  By nnager

 |  Version: Psst! 2.0.4

Summary

...Five-star
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I would not do away with the startup chime but I have found it far too loud for comfort even if everybody in the house was awake.

Psst! was exactly what I was searching for: a means of allowing me to hear a startup chime at a volume of my choice. I could never understand why Apple developers did not include it in OS X.

I'm pleased that the author also included an un-installer in the download.

Respectfully, Norm

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5 stars

"It's a must!"

January 07, 2006  |  By ProfAD

 |  Version: Psst! 2.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
You will highly appreciate Psst when you want to start your Mac without awaking your sleeping spouse...

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5 stars

"Psst! on Mac mini Mac OS X 10.4.2"

October 19, 2005  |  By Dr.S.

 |  Version: Psst! 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
On the mistatree.org website Vince states that version 2.0.1 of Psst! cannot be activated from the Finder in Mac OS Tiger - however, the current version is perfectly sufficient for me: getting rid of the startup chime because it is useless!

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5 stars

"Psst! It works"

June 11, 2005  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Psst! 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
What more do you want? All lot of people have complained about this program; there are work arounds and other ways to do this kind of thing. But Psst! just stops the Starup Chime and that's all I want. I don't want to mute my computer or hold down keys at startup. I just want the sound to go away and this program does it.

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4 stars

"Didn't work as stated"

May 16, 2005  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Psst! 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried this application and I didn't notice any difference in my start up volumn even though I had tried to lower it to a lower level. It just didn't do as it was supposed to do.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
Version 2.1.1:
  • Added check routine to prevent Psst from launching from disk image

  • Psst asks you to anonymously submit your Mac configuration in order to create a comprehensive list of (un-)supported setups.
    Check it out here: www.satsumac.com/Psst/Compatibility.php
  • Uninstalling Psst: just stop it and trash it!
General
Publisher Satsumac Software
Publisher web site http://www.satsumac.com/
Release Date October 31, 2007
Date Added October 31, 2007
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
Download Information
File Size 374.02KB
File Name Download.php
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,627
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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