Early this year, Global Delight released Boom, their software-based MacBook speaker booster. In his Boom review, Appletell’s Bill Stiteler wrote, “At five bucks, Boom falls into that dead useful category of utilities. The ones you expect Apple to implement itself. Not everyone will need Boom, but everyone can think of a use for it.” But there were some issues, and Global Delight has addressed many of them with their v1.2 update.
Boom is a simple volume booster that lets you boost the volume of your Mac and your music files.
Using Boom is simple. You know the ways to change the volume of your Mac. Boom provides the same easy access to boost sound.
From the videos on YouTube, Hulu, your favorite music playing on iTunes, to voice applications like Skype, iChat and your favorite Games, Boom can boost them all. Add to that the ability to boost audio and video files, you have a booming addition to your Mac.
The issues resolved in the v1.2 update include:
- Original Bit Rate is maintained for the boosted file
- Fixed the sudden logout issue experienced by some users
- Fixed the bad landing error message, while installing the app
- A rare crash related to app conflict has been fixed
Another reported issue is that Boom is taking up extra CPU when it’s idle. That’s not addressed here, but Global Delight did let Appletell know they’re currently testing the next update which will reduce the CPU usage; no CPU power will be consumed when the app is idle. In addition, Global Delight is working on localizing the app to other languages such as French, German, Italian.
You can learn more about Boom at the Global Delight website.