Version: 1.1.3 || Release Date: 2012-12-20 || License: Commercial with demo ($3.99) Developer: Plexus Publishing LLC | App Owner: pjv

The menubar audio volume app done right; the best-looking, simplest, cleanest, fastest and most functional way to set audio volume input/output levels on the mac.

Have you ever plugged a USB headset for video chat or SIP phone calls into your mac and had your head about blown off by too much volume in your ears? Easily, quickly, and precisely (100 levels of control in the sliders) change the volume level of any audio device connected to your mac.

Have you ever been greeted by a perplexed look and funky head waggle from your video call buddy because your lips were moving but they couldn't hear anything you said? Control your microphone level quickly and precisely with visual metering.

Have you ever plugged an extra audio device into your mac and wanted to change the volume levels for that device without click, click, clicking your way into the System Preferences and changing the default output device back and forth even though what you really wanted to do was change the volume on the non-default device? properVOLUME lets you quickly and easily change volume levels on any audio device.

This app is for anyone who ever wanted to have extremely precise control of their mac's audio input and output levels in an uncluttered, eye-pleasing, uber-functional, always ready to hand control panel. Always there, always ready, always easy.

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1 Opinion

Functionally, it's what Apple should have included with OS X from the start. I won't even try to catalog my frustrations with the stock Sound preferences. The number of clicks and screens you have to go back and forth between just to set up input and output volumes is ridiculous. And worse, you can't do anything to an audio device without first making it the default. If you keep more than one audio device plugged into your mac, it's a nightmare.

properVOLUME solves all that and does it with a quick, beautiful little menubar app that is light on resources and out of your way until you need it and then when you do, it's all right there making it quick, easy, and intuitive to keep all your audio devices set up exactly how you want them without having to use the clunky sound preference pane.

All that for the price of a beer.