Using a soothing blend of nature sounds and background chatter, ChatterBlocker helps users concentrate by reducing the intelligibility of nearby conversations. This productivity app is particularly useful for people who work in cubicles and open plan offices.
"Cubicle dwellers often have trouble hearing themselves think when surrounded by irrelevant conversations," said Earl Vickers, CEO of The Sound Guy, Inc. "ChatterBlocker masks the intelligibility of nearby speech in a way that is more effective and less distracting than listening to music."
The Macintosh and Windows versions of ChatterBlocker have received positive reviews from Lifehacker.com, MacWorld UK and Wired.com; the Mac version was a Staff Pick at apple.com/downloads. A U.S. government agency conducted a trial of the desktop version, and the feedback was "overwhelmingly positive." Customers have also found ChatterBlocker helpful for tinnitus (ringing ears), hyperacousis (sound sensitivity), and insomnia due to sleep-disrupting sounds.
Key Product Features:
- Uses auditory masking to minimize intelligibility of unwanted speech
- Easy-to-use interface
- Plays any number of tracks simultaneously
- Lets users create their own mix of nature sounds and background chatter
- iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.3 or later
- 36.7 MB
Price and availability:
ChatterBlocker 1.01 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available by request.
via PR Mac