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Mic Drop

Mute your mic in any app. A macOS menu bar app that allows you to quickly mute and unmute yourself using a customisable keyboard shortcut.

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Windows & Mac


Time tracking for freelancers. A simple timer for your menubar or system tray. Integrates with popular accounting services.

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What we're up to now

Date Published
31 March 2022

Now we鈥檙e cooking with gas: hamburger menus in the kitchen

What I learnt about design when I couldn鈥檛 turn on a lightbulb; or, how a cooker hood nearly drove me to distraction.

Date Published
26 January 2022

How we fixed the mic on macOS Monterey

When a bug in macOS meant Mic Drop stopped working with Bluetooth headphones, we needed to come up with a fix. The solution was far stranger than we expected.

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Who we are 馃憢

We鈥檙e a pair of cephalopod-loving humans based in Scotland 馃彺鬆仹鬆仮鬆伋鬆仯鬆伌鬆伩 and Portugal 馃嚨馃嚬 who also happen to love building stuff.

Sarah is our Chief Design Octopus, a designer with a penchant for bold colours and impractical footwear. 馃憼

Matt is our Chief Technical Octopus, a developer convinced that Vespas are more practical than cars. 馃浀

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Octopus Think

Octopus Think is a design & development duo based in Scotland and Portugal. We build smart, inclusive, usable digital products that make people鈥檚 lives better.

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