AutoVolume — Automatically change the volume when your Mac wakes from sleep

4 years ago from , Software engineer / Designer

AutoVolume lets you set a target volume and when your Mac goes to sleep it sets the system volume to it.

Why? After listening to music with the volume high, I shut my laptop, and went to sleep. The next time I opened it was in a lecture at university.. while the music itself wasn't embarrassing, having it loudly playing in a lecture was!

Open source too.


  • Cole RobertsCole Roberts, almost 4 years ago

    This is great. You should post this on ProductHunt!

    5 points
  • Ciaran Madigan, almost 4 years ago

    I once opened my laptop in a crowded office, only to loudly remember that my girlfriend and I had been watching Last Tango In Paris the night before.

    I need this. Thanks

    3 points
  • Simone Simone , almost 4 years ago

    That's nice! You should add a timed feature (e.g. mute volume at 5pm).

    I've been doing the same for years by running an Automator script and using it as a calendar alert. It mutes at night and it resumes in the morning with the lowest volume setting. I've also set the monitor brightness to 0 at night and back to 1 in the morning, which is useful for stationary macs.

    2 points
    • Jesse C., almost 4 years ago

      Good ideas! I've added the timed feature to the wishlist.

      There's so much to be done with Automator and things like Hammerspoon, that at first I almost was going to just write a Hammerspoon script and call it a day. If this app was any more complex, it could effectively be a GUI for Automator/Hammerspoon, and have a daemon running.

      0 points
      • Simone Simone , almost 4 years ago

        Didn't know about Hammerspoon, gotta look into it. A daemon sounds like a better approach for sure, automation via calendar is very unreliable (scripts just fail to run).

        1 point
  • Suganth SSuganth S, almost 4 years ago


    2 points
  • Oleg SerediucOleg Serediuc, almost 4 years ago

    Thank You! This is exactly what I need.

    1 point
  • Vincent OrbackVincent Orback, almost 4 years ago

    This is awesome! One thing that could be considered is to move the app into "System Preferences"-panel. This way it’s easier to find that just having it run in the background and, because this would be an awesome native feature, maybe that’s where it should live?

    Anyways, thank you!!!

    1 point
    • Jesse C., almost 4 years ago

      You know, that's a really good idea, and I don't remember why I didn't do it. I'll look into it again. Thanks!

      0 points