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Airfoil 4.7 Brings Menu Bar Mode and More

Airfoil for Mac IconHere at Rogue Amoeba, we get lots and lots of customer feedback. While we can’t act on or implement every suggestion we receive, we consider all feedback in the larger context of future development. It’s always incredibly valuable to hear from our users, and learn both how they use the software and how we might improve it. That’s why we’re delighted to unveil a feature that’s been a growing request for Airfoil.

Airfoil's Menu Bar Mode In Action
Airfoil’s New Menu Bar Mode in Action

For some of you, this will be a very welcome sight indeed, as Airfoil now offers a new global menu. With the release of Airfoil 4.7, we’ve added a setting which enables you to add a system-wide menu containing Airfoil’s essential controls. Just click its icon (as seen below) in the menu bar, and you’ll be able to control Airfoil from anywhere. Even better, you can opt to have Airfoil run exclusively in the menu bar, with no Dock icon. Many of you have asked for this, and now, it’s finally here. Thanks for your patience!

Airfoil's Menu Bar Icon
Just Click Me to Control Airfoil From Anywhere!

By default, Airfoil 4.7 will show up in both the Dock and the menu bar, making it behave like a standard application, while also providing access to Airfoil’s controls from any application. You can adjust this setting in the Preferences window, with the option to have Airfoil appear only in the Dock (as it always has) or only in the menu bar. It’s up to you!

This update also features remote control support for Last.fm’s new betas, as well as many important bug fixes, including the return of the ability to capture audio from Rosetta apps like Radio 365, and a fix for a conflict with Qt-based apps like Sibelius.

Airfoil 4.7 is a free update for all users of Airfoil 4. Just choose “Check for Update” from the Airfoil menu. If you haven’t checked out Airfoil yet, there’s no time like the present. You can download the free trial from Airfoil page.

9 Responses to “Airfoil 4.7 Brings Menu Bar Mode and More”

  1. Pete says:

    This product just gets better and better, thanks!

  2. David Templeton says:

    Thanks Paul, I appreciate not only taking my feature request, but the follow up email after the release :)

  3. Mark says:

    I love menu bar mode. It would be great to be able to change source applications in menu bar mode. :)

  4. Hans says:

    One less icon in the dock and one less open window on the desktop – Love it :)

    My “collection” of icons in the menubar grows :)

  5. Hans says:

    Nice, but I’d like a different menubar icon. You use the same Helpr (from MAS, app to control rdio.app).

  6. Gabe says:

    Wow, I emailed a while ago about this feature and amazingly just got a second reply letting me know that it’s been added. That’s exceptional customer service. A great program keeps getting better–and they LISTEN to their customers.

  7. Paul Kafasis says:

    Glad everyone’s enjoying this!

    Hans: We’re using the note from the middle of Airfoil’s icon. We’ll see what happens in the future, as far as a different icon.

  8. Hans(the first one :) ) says:

    I like the icon, though I dont have any other notes in my menubar. I however have about 20 different icons or meeters in it :D

  9. Mikael says:

    I love this, if possible a source list would be pretty amazing also.


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