Cuckoo goes to 1.1!

I am pleased—no, irrationally exuberant—to announce the release of Cuckoo version 1.1. The most compact (yet feature-packed!) clock chime add-on for the Mac has just had its first substantial upgrade, bringing a frequently-requested new feature: quiet time.

Yes, you heard correctly: Cuckoo’s great new feature is that it makes less noise, according to your preferences. Chiming can optionally be suppressed:

  • while iTunes or Front Row is playing music or video
  • while the screen saver is running
  • during a specified hour range (e.g. 11PM to 6AM)
  • while your chat application thinks you’re “away”

For that last bullet, Cuckoo currently has support for the following chat programs: iChat, Adium, and Skype. Why these? They’re the ones I use. (It’s good to be king.) That said, please let me know if you’d like support for some other chat software; if possible, please send me the necessary AppleScript incantations to query the app’s away status.

Fear not: these new features come at the low, low cost of FREE. That is, they are free to registered and unregistered users alike. (I couldn’t in good conscience charge for features that make my software less annoying to use.)

Why are you still reading this? Go download the new version of Cuckoo, already. (Oh, I see, you already downloaded and installed it. Good for you! Go vote for Cuckoo on

Note: The upgrade procedure is the same as installing for the first time: Download the .zip file; double-click it if it doesn’t expand automatically; then double-click the Cuckoo.prefPane file. You’ll be asked if you want to overwrite the old version of Cuckoo—the answer, in case you were wondering, is “yes.”

See Cuckoo 1.1 at: MacUpdate; VersionTracker; Apple; iusethis.

“I suppose I could…do freelance, uh, selling of some sort of, uh, product.” —Nigel

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