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Build Your Own Fancy Glowing USB Volume Knob Build Your Own Fancy Glowing USB Volume Knob

We’ve seen little DIY volume knobs before, and they’re a handy way to add means to finely adjust the volume on your computer. Instructables user Trochilidesign’s made their own, and it’s pretty futuristic looking.

Volume Scheduler Automatically Changes Your Phone’s Volume Depending on the Time of Day Volume Scheduler Automatically Changes Your Phone’s Volume Depending on the Time of Day

You’re in a quiet place, you get a phone call, and a loud ring roars out of your phone. Volume Scheduler is a free app that can help you out when you’ve forgotten to silence your phone or set it to vibrate.

This Ingredient Weight Chart Will Make Your Baking Even Better This Ingredient Weight Chart Will Make Your Baking Even Better

Weighing ingredients gives you the most accurate, reproducible (and tasty) results (especially in baking), but not all recipes list their measurements by mass. Luckily, King Arthur Flour has put together a handy weight chart for a wide variety of ingredients.

App Volume Control Lets You Change Your Phone's Volume Per App App Volume Control Lets You Change Your Phone's Volume Per App

Android: Google has improved Android’s handling of volume controls, but it’s still a hassle to change volumes every time you change apps. App Volume Control lets you change volumes based on which app you’re in.

Build Your Own DIY Volume Control Knob Build Your Own DIY Volume Control Knob

Have a sound system that you sit far away from, but hate remotes? Instructables user Kris S shows off how to build a soft volume control knob using cheap components.

Volume Mixer Is an Application Specific Volume Controller for Mac Volume Mixer Is an Application Specific Volume Controller for Mac

Mac: Not all apps have the same base volume, and sometimes one app likes to really scream at you while another is too soft. Volume Mixer allows you to independently control the volume of apps.

Adjust a Mac's Startup Sound Volume Even When Speakers Are Plugged In Adjust a Mac's Startup Sound Volume Even When Speakers Are Plugged In

A Mac’s startup sound volume is tied to the internal speakers output volume. It’s easy enough to quiet it completely, but considering that tone’s a troubleshooting feature, it’s usually best to leave it on. Regardless, if you have speakers plugged in, that tone seems to do whatever it wants. Here’s how to fix that.

Adjust the Volume Based on Output Device in OS X Adjust the Volume Based on Output Device in OS X

If you connect your Mac to multiple audio devices, you’ve probably noticed that the volume acts differently on different speakers. How-To Geek reminds us that you can customize the volume based on which device you’re connected to.

Noyze Customizes Everything About Your Android's Volume Keys Noyze Customizes Everything About Your Android's Volume Keys

Android: Your phone's volume keys could be a lot more useful. Noyze lets you customize the look of your volume panel and use your volume keys to launch different apps.

​Intelligent Ringer Adjusts Your Ringtone Volume Based on Ambient Noise ​Intelligent Ringer Adjusts Your Ringtone Volume Based on Ambient Noise

Android: You know the feeling: you're somewhere quiet and your ringtone is too loud, or you're in a crowd and it's too quiet. Intelligent Ringer addresses this problem by changing ringtone volume according to the level of ambient noise.

Disable Android's "High Volume Warning" with an Xposed Tweak Disable Android's "High Volume Warning" with an Xposed Tweak

Android (rooted): Many Android phones have a popup that nags you whenever you turn your volume up to a certain level. If you're rooted and have Xposed installed, you can disable this with a simple tweak.

Mute.fm Automatically Mutes Your Music When You Play a Video Mute.fm Automatically Mutes Your Music When You Play a Video

Windows: Mute.fm is a Windows utility that automatically lowers the volume and pauses your music when you start watching a web video or video file on your computer. When the show's over, it'll un-pause your music and bring the volume back up. Best of all, it works with a variety of music players.

Boom, the App That Boosts Your MacBook's Speaker, Is on Sale for $3.99 Boom, the App That Boosts Your MacBook's Speaker, Is on Sale for $3.99

Mac: The sound output on MacBooks is pretty bad, and even when you crank up the volume all the way you can rarely hear anything. Boom is a Mac app that boosts that sound, and it's currently on sale for $3.99, $3 off the usual price.

Slider Widget Controls Android's Multiple Volume Levels in One Place Slider Widget Controls Android's Multiple Volume Levels in One Place

Android: Your device has several different volume levels: media, notifications, phone call, alarms, etc. Slider Widget manages them all in one place.

SpeakerAdmin Controls Your System Volume On a Schedule SpeakerAdmin Controls Your System Volume On a Schedule

Windows: SpeakerAdmin allows a user to override system volume controls and create a schedule for your computer's volume.

Intelligent Ringer for Android Adjusts the Ringer to Match the Noise Level Around You Intelligent Ringer for Android Adjusts the Ringer to Match the Noise Level Around You

Android: Intelligent Ringer is a free utility for Android that listens to the ambient noise level in the room around you, and sets your phone's ringer accordingly so you never scare everyone around you with a loud ringtone in a quiet room, or miss a call because the ringer is accidentally set too low and you can't…

Normalize the Sound Volume on Your PC with Windows' Loudness Equalization Setting Normalize the Sound Volume on Your PC with Windows' Loudness Equalization Setting

Windows: If you find yourself regularly adjusting the volume on your computer, you'll want to normalize the sound volume. Although some apps (such as VLC) have normalization options and you can normalize the audio in your media collection with software and hardware solutions, Windows has a built-in setting that could…

Automatically Lower the Volume During Loud Commercials with an Arduino Automatically Lower the Volume During Loud Commercials with an Arduino

Ever notice how much louder commercials are than the actual program you're watching? Every time a break hits, it's like they're yelling at you about buying their product. Instructables user techbitar shows us how to fix the problem with a little DIY project.

Tweak Siri's Volume Separately from the Rest of Your iPhone Tweak Siri's Volume Separately from the Rest of Your iPhone

Siri, Apple's personal assistant for the iPhone 4S and above, can be a little bit of a chatterbox. Redditor iQuitter notes, however, that Siri has separate volume from the rest of your phone—so if you want to turn her down, you'll have to do it independently of your ringer volume.

How to Fix Movies that Are Really Quiet, Then REALLY LOUD—Redux How to Fix Movies that Are Really Quiet, Then REALLY LOUD—Redux

We've all been there: You're sitting at home, watching The Matrix, and the dialogue is so quiet that you turn up the volume to hear it, when BAM! An action scene comes in, shakes your floor and wakes up all your neighbors. Sound Lock is a simple app for Windows that will save you from these embarrassing moments.

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