Under The Microscope

Audio Hijack 3 Is a Hit (And Audio Hijack 3.0.1 Is Here)

Audio Hijack IconAudio Hijack 3 came out just over a week ago, and since then, we’ve been absolutely inundated with feedback from users and the press alike. The response has been enormously positive, including a rave over at Six Colors from Jason Snell and a 4.5-mice rating from Macworld. Sites across the web covered the update, from Mac stalwarts such as MacNN, TUAW, and MacRumors to broader tech sites like iMore and IT Enquirer.

Users have loved the update too. Here’s just a smattering of the positive words we’ve heard:

Oh MAN the new version of @RogueAmoeba’s Audio Hijack is amazing. Great work guys!

Nate D.

Audio Hijack is the best tool for skype recording, hands down. Helps with quality of podcast, the PC equivalents are inferior.


The new Audio Hijack is the most exciting Mac app in ages. Super cool.

Raygan K.

Audiopeeps, let it be known that I <3 @rogueamoeba products, so useful, simple & cheap, and the new Hijack is aces.

Milt M.

And my favorite, an email from user Scott L.:

Holy Sheep S#!)!! Just downloaded the AH3 upgrade and…WOW!!! Hats off to your developers for making a great product..GREATER!! Happy Customer!!

All in all, we’re incredibly gratified to hear that others think Audio Hijack is just as great as we do!

See for Yourself

We hope you’re interested in Audio Hijack 3. If you haven’t yet read the Audio Hijack 3 announcement post, you should definitely give it a look. But here’s a quick overview of what you need to know:

  • Audio Hijack 3 runs on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

  • You can get a free trial right from our site, and then purchase a license key from our store to unlock the full version.

  • Audio Hijack 3 is the newest version of all previous “Audio Hijack” products. Most importantly, it replaces Audio Hijack Pro 2, simply dropping the “Pro” suffix.

  • If you’ve ever purchased a product with “Audio Hijack” in the name, dating all the way back to 2002, you can upgrade at a heavily-discounted price. Yes, we may have lost our damned minds, but we really want to get all our customers using the newest version.

  • We’ve even got a discount for users of Ambrosia Software’s now-defunct “WireTap” products. If you purchased “WireTap Studio” or “WireTap Pro”, you can move to Audio Hijack with a great discount.

A Team Effort

Just as when Rogue Amoeba’s founders were recently honored, it’s again essential to publicly acknowledge everyone here at Rogue Amoeba for their work. Without question, Audio Hijack 3 is the biggest update Rogue Amoeba has ever put out, and it took a massive team effort to ship it. This update represents years of front-end work by Grant Farr and crucial backend work by Ed Wynne and Jeff Johnson. You’re seeing beautiful designs created by Christa Mrgan. We couldn’t keep things moving forward without our support tech Chris Barajas. Even our Windows dev Lee Falin got in on the act, helping to polish everything in the final days. The end result of all that work is the new Audio Hijack 3, and it’s a hell of a release. I’m tremendously proud to make software with everyone who works here at Rogue Amoeba.

More to Come

Despite months of testing, no software product is perfect, and Audio Hijack 3.0.0 had a few assorted bugs we wanted to squash immediately. To that end, we’ve just released version 3.0.1, which fixes several of our dumbest bugs. If you’re already using 3.0, be sure to choose “Check for Updates” from the Audio Hijack menu to get 3.0.1.

Next up, we’ll be reviewing customer requests, in particular those related to various types of automated actions and scripting. We’ve also gotten good feedback on recordings actions based on silence (aka “Silence Monitor”) and adjustable buffers for controlling latency. We’ll be considering all this and more for future versions in the coming weeks and months.

As always, stay tuned for updates!

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