Touchbar Pet

Download Touchbar Pet
(version 0.8.1)

This is currently a work-in-progress, but feel free to download and check out the beta!

I’ll be updating it every several days, check back!

Version Updates

version 0.1 – basic app
version 0.2 – tail animations
version 0.3 – pet can die now
version 0.4 – starts as a baby
version 0.5 – childhood stage, pet poops now
version 0.6 – egg and elder stage
version 0.7 – always present in touchbar. two-finger tap to use the laser pointer. the lifecycle completes when the elder transforms into an egg
version 0.8 – swipe to roll a ball, save on quit
version 0.8.2 – some more animations


How do I open the app?
You used to have to right-click the app to open it. But the latest build is notarized by Apple, so it should open normally. If you are still having problems opening version 0.5 or later, this Apple support article might help.

What MacOS version do I need to run this app?
MacOS 10.14 and higher.

I opened the app, but only see a blank window titled “Touchbar Pet”.
Look at your touchbar!

I still don’t see anything on my touchbar.
You may have changed your touchbar settings at some point.
1. Go to your computer’s System Preferences.
2. Click “Keyboard”.
3. Set “Touch Bar shows” to “App Controls”
4. Reopen the Touchbar Pet app.

What are the controls?
– Tap your pet to pet it.
– Tap poop to remove it.
– Tap the egg to hatch it.
– Tap an empty spot on your touchbar to place a food pellet.
– Tap anywhere with two fingers play with a laser pointer.
– Swipe in an empty spot to roll a ball.

Why is my pet losing health?
– Your pet is starving (hunger level is 10).
– Your pet is overfed (you fed them for a while after hunger reached 0).
– Your pet’s environment is too dirty. Tap poop to clean it up.
– Your pet is dying of loneliness. Pet them and play with them more frequently.
This list will be expanded in future versions.

How does my pet regain health?
When I’m sick, I feel better by eating enough food and getting plenty of sleep. Let your pet take naps with hunger less than 4 (but don’t overfeed them), and let them wake up on their own (don’t force them awake).

How do I keep my pet happy?
Make sure they are healthy, well-fed, and pet them often. They like a clean environment, so remove any poop. They get grumpy if they are awakened from naps too often.
This list will be expanded in future versions.