I'm looking for interesting tools for the Mac, the iMac and especially for the MacBook from Apple Airplane for Mac encountered The Airplane for Mac app doesn't bring too many changes to the macOS system, but it can bundle multiple clicks to turn off certain features. So if you often switch off the WLAN connection, the Bluetooth radio and / or the notifications, you will find a useful extension with the free tool. It can be used not only on flights, but also to save power / battery and for undisturbed work.
On the website linked above you can download the Airplane for Mac app for free for systems macOS 12 Monterey download. Once downloaded and installed, the app settles into the menu bar at the top of the screen. From the airplane symbol you can then select the following system elements under "Set Defaults" that should be switched off when the tool is activated:
If you have determined which of the three points should be prevented when Airplane for Mac is actively used, then you only need two clicks in the future. The first takes place on the airplane icon in the menu bar, and the second on "Turn Airplane On". To disable the tool, click the icon again, then click Turn Airplane Off. Admittedly, the whole thing is only worthwhile for users who want to deactivate more than one feature. Because WLAN, Bluetooth and focus settings are via the menu bar or the control center can also be reached with two or three clicks.
What do you think of the Airplane for Mac tool? Is it a useful tool for quickly switching off several services or is it rather an unnecessary programming gimmick on the part of the developers? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!
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