Lab Tick

Licence: Freeware
Version 0.9.4 | Release Date: 2009-09-12 | Download

Introduced full 64-bit-support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Version 0.9.3 | Release Date: 2009-09-07 | Download
Version 0.9.2 | Release Date: 2008-12-08 | Download

Fixed a power management issue which caused the backlight to not come back on after being idle.
Added an option to permanently suppress the donation window for contributors.
A number of minor bug fixes and improvements.

Version 0.9.1 | Release Date: 2008-10-16 | Download

Fixed an issue with the menu bar icon on Mac OS X 10.4
Fixed an issue with the preferences icons on Mac OS X 10.4
Fixed an issue with the update interval pop up box on Mac OS X 10.4

Version 0.9 | Release Date: 2008-10-13 | Download

Removed all localizations (may be re-added at a later time)
New and improved application icon
New and improved menu bar icons
New and improved preferences
Added the option for users to set their own update frequency
Automatic update checks are now possible in regular interval
Fixed a number of small bugs

Version 0.8.4 | Release Date: 2008-04-13 | Download

Fixed the welcome window so it will be displayed above other windows.
Adjusted the updates to the illumination controller to reduce flicker.
Added localization for the "About Lab Tick" window.
Fixed some small localization issues.
Improved handling of sleep/wake up events.
Added a donation menu item.
Added a donation window (don't worry, it won't bother you much).

Version 0.8.3 | Release Date: 2008-04-07 | Download

Added a welcome screen to let new users know how to access Lab Tick

Version 0.8.2 | Release Date: 2008-04-02 | Download


I am currently running a donation campaign to help fund further development of Lab Tick. Read all about it on my blog!


  • Added Italian localization (thanks to Gruppo Modulo)
  • Improved power management to use less CPU cycles
  • Reduced CPU usage, which should heavily benefit MacBook Air users
  • Minor tweaks and bug fixes

Version 0.8.1 | Release Date: 2007-12-12 | Download

Fixed a memory leak that was introduced in version 0.8

Version 0.8 | Release Date: 2007-12-05 | Download
  • Power management can turn off the backlight after a user-specified idle time
  • Fixed a bug that would not close the preferences window or the about window when cmd+w was pressed
  • Fixed some small localization bugs
  • Added localization for Growl messages
Version 0.7 | Release Date: 2007-11-22 | Download
  • Customizable global hotkeys are available now (check the preferences)
  • Hotkey actions will be displayed as Growl notifications
  • Fixed a bug where the menu would not open properly on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Removed incomplete localisations (Italian, Turkish, Portuguese - these will be added again at a later time)
Version 0.6.4 | Release Date: 2007-11-18 | Download
  • Updated menu bar icon for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) - courtesy of Zak MacDonald.
  • Updated application icon (512x512) for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) - courtesy of Zak MacDonald.
Version 0.6.3 | Release Date: 2006-09-17 | Download

Added Turkish localization.

Version 0.6.2 | Release Date: 2006-09-04 | Download

- Fixed a small bug which prevented users from adding Lab Tick to their login items.
- Added French localization.

Version 0.6 | Release Date: 2006-08-28 | Download

- Changed the application to run as a menubar application without a Dock icon.
- Added automated update checks with Sparkle.
- Redesigned "About" window with updated credits.

Version 0.4 | Release Date: 2006-08-16 | Download

- added localization support
- added German localization
- added French localization
- added credits to the about box
- modified lock method to run within the same run loop (without an extra thread), making the lock many times as efficient as before

Version 0.3.2 | Release Date: 2006-07-20 | Download
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