'Pearl' Lets Users See Themselves with One Click on the Mac Menubar

By: Joey Haar - Sep 14, 2016
References: thnkdev & producthunt
'Pearl' is a Mac menubar add-on that makes efficient use of Apple computers' built-in cameras. While the cameras on Mac computers, whether laptops or desktops, are handy in and of themselves, checking one's appearance on them usually means opening up Photobooth -- and the requisite waiting time that comes with it. The Pearl add-on lets users see themselves through their webcam with just one click. Plus, since Pearl is on the menubar (as opposed to a browser extension or taskbar app,) it's always accessible, no matter what else a user has running.

The Pearl add-on is convenient for many situations. For example, it's a better way for users to double check their appearances before an important video call, with the potential to save people from the embarrassment of discovering something in their teeth midway through a job interview.