Probably, your first useful Touch Bar app

Vlad Kamelsky
Aug 15, 2017 · 4 min read

The idea behind this application for Touch Bar

Our idea was simple. When you’re in a meeting using Hangouts, Skype, Slack, or another voice application, it’s good practice to stay on mute until someone speaks to you directly. Often, however, you’ll need to switch between multiple browser tabs, and it can take too long to switch back to the meeting app and unmute your microphone. With Mute Me, you can mute or unmute your mic quickly and easily, right from your Touch Bar.

You can download the application here: https://muteme.pixelpoint.io/

Key facts about the development of Touch Bar applications

The development of Touch Bar applications is similar to the process of making other MacOS desktop apps. Adding Touch Bar support to the existing desktop application is easy. You only need to add corresponding controls to Xcode Storyboard.

Special controls in Xcode for Touch Bar
Touch Bar emulator

Touch bar custom button

Touch Bar with one custom button and four constant buttons

Touch Bar application window

As with all other desktop MacOS applications, Touch Bar applications have a start window.

Mute Me application start window with settings


  • custom shortcut for Mute/Unmute
  • open at Login option in Preferences

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Vlad Kamelsky

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Co-Founder, Product Strategy, UI/UX designer at Pixel Point

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