Danny Recommends: ToothFairy
Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. These might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun stuff that you need. Want. Whatever. For other posts in the series, check out the link at the bottom.
Today we’re talkin’ ToothFairy.
No, not that one. This is an app, and if you’re a Mac user, it’s one you need.
I love most things Apple. But one of the infuriating issues is connecting Bluetooth (speakers, AirPods, etc.) to my MacBook. (*cough*firstworldproblems)
Perhaps you’ve experienced this: you are plugging away at emails, listening to Spotify over your AirPods, when suddenly it sounds as though your audio stream has been plunged into an underwater tunnel. The sound is muffled…tinny…terrible.
There are any number of workarounds and hacks to be found online, but most involve reboots and midi settings and other nerdy stuff that I neither understand nor want to do every few days.
I was tipped off to ToothFairy by a younger, hipper co-worker who was experiencing similar problems. ToothFairy is an app for your Mac. According to their site: “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 pla-” blah blah blabbity blah.
I don’t understand the science, I just know that in the few weeks I’ve been using it, my audio issues have virtually disappeared.
ToothFairy is six bucks on the App Store, which is a tiny price to pay to fix your first world problem.
Disclaimer: FTC watchdogs will probably want to know that the vendors listed / linked above did not ask for this endorsement, nor am I receiving compensation or kickbacks for doing so.