MicSwitch Alternatives

    MicSwitch is described as 'allows you to mute/unmute your system microphone using a predefined system-wide hotkey which will affect any program that uses the microphone (no more heavy breathing during Skype conferences, hooray!)'. There are six alternatives to MicSwitch for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is AHK MicMute, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MicSwitch are Shush (Paid), Mic Drop (Paid), MuteMyMic (Free) and Talk Toggle (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 18, 2021

    1. AHK MicMute is an open-source program that allows you to mute your microphone with a pre-defined hotkey. It supports custom mute sounds, profiles, push-to-talk, AFK timeout, and more.
    2. Problem: Voice chat is awesome, but sooner or later you’ll send something you wish others hadn’t heard. Solution: Shush solves this problem by providing simple hotkey microphone management.
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    3. Mic Drop is a macOS menu bar app that allows you to quickly mute and unmute yourself using a keyboard shortcut. It works with every meeting app out there—from Zoom to Slack, FaceTime to Houseparty.
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    4. Provides a status bar icon for setting microphone input level, and hotkeys to mute/unmute.
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    5. Quickly mute and unmute your microphone through a user-configurable hot key. Keep your voice chats crystal clear and free of noise. Fully configurable - Customize any hot key of your choice (supports both keyboard and mouse button combinations).

    6. Use a shortcut or the touch bar on any Mac device to quickly mute your microphone.
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