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Psst for Mac

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1 stars

"Incomplete impelementation"

June 07, 2014  |  By jimbrady39

2014-06-07 14:44:40  |  By jimbrady39

 |  Version: Psst 2.1.1


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


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.


Too irritating to use.

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4 stars

"Still Works Great, only it hogs RAM"

February 19, 2008  |  By vitoarc

2008-02-19 00:00:00  |  By vitoarc

 |  Version: Psst 2.1.1


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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.


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Full Specifications

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:
  • Uninstalling Psst: just stop it and trash it!
Publisher Satsumac Software
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Release Date October 31, 2007
Date Added October 31, 2007
Version 2.1.1
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
Download Information
File Size 374.02KB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 6,867
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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