ToothFairy 2.4.5

June 14th, 2018 (ToothFairy)

Version 2.4.5 of ToothFairy is now available. This is a free update that includes the following changes:

  • C-Command Software has acquired ToothFairy from the original developer, Yibin (Robin) Lu, who was no longer able to work on the app. We thank Robin for his work and look forward to continuing development of the app.
  • Restored compatibility with macOS 10.11.
  • The right-click menu now appears on mouse down instead of mouse up, for consistency with other menus.
  • Updated the copyright and credits.
  • Renamed the app from Tooth Fairy to ToothFairy.
  • Fixed a bug where the credits sheet didn’t have a minimum width.
  • Removed an “.sdef” file that’s not actually used.

ToothFairy lets you 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 that you can connect to your Mac: headphones, speakers, headsets, game pad controllers, keyboards, mice, etc.

  • 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.

  • 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 “Connection only mode” 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.

ToothFairy 2.4.5 works with macOS 10.11 through 10.13 and requires a Bluetooth audio device.