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With the PliimPRO App, the developer Zeh Fernandes is aimed at those users of the Apple Mac who often share their screen - for example at a video conference. The software makes it easy to turn off notifications, change the background image, hide the desktop icons and much more. This not only makes a serious impression quickly and easily; the screen transmission is not disturbed by messages or the like. You don't have to set everything individually, you simply select the "Presentation Mode". Details about the app can be found below. You can also find the download at Setapp.
Of course, you could also manually switch off the notifications, hide active app windows, deactivate the desktop icons, set a different background image, etc. But that not only costs time again and again (especially since you have to undo everything afterwards), but it one of the necessary steps is often forgotten. PliimPRO solves the problem (from macOS 10.15) and ensures that everything is ready for the video conference with two or three clicks.
The so-called “Presentation Mode” ensures, for example, that the folders and files on the desk disappear, notifications are no longer displayed and active apps are hidden, that the loudspeakers are muted and the wallpaper is changed. This is particularly quick if you simply hold down the Alt key and then click the PliimPRO symbol in the menu bar. This saves you having to expand the context menu.
In addition, the microphone can be muted with a simple key combination (cmd + Shift + M). So you only have to remember a single shortcut, even if you use different apps for video telephony. The M stands for "Mute". If you use a MacBook Pro with a touch bar, you will also see a mute symbol on the same, so that you only need one finger instead of three to switch off the microphone.
You can find the app, which has been continuously developed since 2017, for example. B. on theirs official website. There you will find further information in English as well as screenshots and gifs showing the use and the effects achieved under macOS. At the very bottom there is the option to purchase the full version for $ 16. A free demo is also available.
If no other app from the Setapp subscription appeals to you, then the purchase may be worthwhile for you. Otherwise, I of course recommend the PliimPRO download via Setapp, because you currently get over 190 apps for macOS and now also iOS for just under 10 euros a month - in the full version, with updates and without advertising. Click here for the website, on which you can also find all other apps on offer.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.