Under The Microscope

Recent Honors for Rogue Amoeba

Recently, several awards were bestowed on our software, and we’d like to share the news of these honors.

Audio Hijack is the 2018 Mac App of the Year!

Over on their popular Upgrade podcast, Myke Hurley and Jason Snell have just hosted the Fifth Annual Upgradies. With the input from over 1000 listeners, they chose the best apps, hardware, and more from 2018. Our very own recording tool Audio Hijack was chosen as the winner in the “Best Mac App” category. Excellent!

As the Upgradies.com archive shows, this isn’t Audio Hijack’s first win, either. In 2016, Audio Hijack earned its first “Best Mac App” award, and 2015 saw the then-new version 3.0 take home a runner-up award in the “Best Newcomer Mac App” category. We’re delighted to be chosen yet again, and aim to satisfy Upgrade listeners and others in 2019 and beyond.

Farrago Is Honored as a Best Mac App Nominee

Over at iMore.com, the writers and editors selected their own “Best of 2018”. That included a “Best Mac App” category, looking at new releases and major upgrades which shipped in 2018. Our soundboard tool Farrago didn’t take home the top prize, but we were thrilled to have been selected as one of two runners-up. It really is an honor just to be nominated

A Must-Have Mac App, Two Years Running

For the second year in a row, MacStories has selected Audio Hijack as a “Must-Have Mac app”. In 2017, they wrote that “Audio Hijack is as much a pleasure to use as Skype isn’t”. If you use Skype, you know that that’s very high praise indeed.

For 2018, they were even more effusive: “Rogue Amoeba’s audio apps are all rock-solid. I’ve used Audio Hijack since the very first podcast I recorded…What’s especially nice about Audio Hijack is the simple, customizable, node-based system for setting up sessions.” We’re always pleased to hear about how our tools are helping podcasters create their content, and this is no exception.

Audio Hijack and Piezo Are “Cool Tools” Selections

Finally, though there were no actual awards involved, both of our recording tools were mentioned on recent episodes of the well-known Cool Tools podcast. In episode #155, Aaron Lammer touted the power and versatility of Audio Hijack, while episode #139 saw Adam Fisher noting how dead-simple Piezo is. If you’re looking to record any audio on your Mac, both Audio Hijack and its simpler little sibling Piezo have you covered.

Try for Yourself

Recognition from podcasters and pundits is very gratifying, of course. However, even better is knowing we’re helping out thousands of users each day. Please, visit our homepage to learn more about our apps, then try them yourself to see how they can help you work with audio on your Mac.

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