Every now and again someone comes up with an idea that is a little ahead of its time, but keeps plugging along, and when the time arrives, it’s a hit. That’s the case with the Tooth Fairy app. The time is now.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and Lu Yibin’s Tooth Fairy app personifies that statement. You find a need and fill it with a solution. In this case, it’s a solution that easily fixes an issue with Apple’s Beats3 wireless headphones and the new AirPods.
Apple has its own chip design team and they’re on a roll. Not only has the team punched out Samsung’s clock with the advanced, powerful, and power-sipping A-series CPUs for iPhone and iPad, they’ve also found a hole in Bluetooth pairing and fixed it; hence the W1 chip inside those new wireless Beats earphones and the popular wireless AirPods.
Here’s the problem, as identified by the Tooth Fairy app developer.
PowerBeats3, as AirPods and all the other earphones powered by W1, make it easier by skipping the disconnect step. You can just select connect from the device you want and done. On a Mac, it means you need to click on the volume icon or bluetooth icon from the menu bar and select the earphone from the popup menu. Simple, right? But can it be simpler?
Yes. Necessity is the mother of invention. Enter the Tooth Fairy.
Beats3 and AirPods are easy to setup and use but Tooth Fairy makes it even easier to switch from whatever you’re using to the Mac.
It’s a very simple app. It removes one more step to build the connection from your Mac to the bluetooth device you choose with just a single click on the menu bar icon, or even more, one hotkey so that you don’t need to go through the menu to identify your bluetooth device again.
What’s not to like about such capability?
Here’s how Tooth Fairy is described on the Mac App Store.
Single click away from your favorite bluetooth devices.
Tooth Fairy helps you to switch connection of selected bluetooth devices, for example, AirPods, directly from menu bar or even global hotkey. You can do it with the system bluetooth menu bar but Tooth Fairy can save you a few clicks
What do Mac users think of Tooth Fairy?
This is the app Apple should have put out. It should have just been a standard feature of MacOS Sierra to go along with the new push for wireless. It makes connecting to my AirPods and Beats Solo3 a snap.
High praise and lots of four and five star reviews.
My AirPods go with me everywhere and I’m constantly moving them from my personal Mac, to my work Mac, to my iPhone, and back again. I wish this existed on the iPhone. Click the button and the AirPods are connected.
Sounds like there’s a need for an iPhone Tooth Fairy app. There’s even some geeky options for those of us who want to do more. ‘Run shell script after connected?‘ Cool.
I use Tooth Fairy at work and at home, and like one reviewer, I’m constantly bouncing back and forth between different Macs (home and work) and iPhone. Click and my AirPods get moved to a different Mac. That’s how God intended Bluetooth to work. Pairing is so 1999.