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PowerController is an iTunes alarm clock that is simple to use and packed with amazing features:
  • Wakes your computer from sleep
  • Integrated with iTunes
  • Plays any iTunes playlist
  • The initial system volume and iTunes volume are customizable
  • iTunes alarms can have a gradually increasing volume for a soothing wake experience
  • PowerController can shut off your alarm if you don't dismiss it after a designated time period (so that your neighbors don't call the police when you go away for a long weekend!)
  • iTunes alarms and wake events can launch an application, open a file, or more...

What's New

Version 2.1.3:
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
  • Minute field of event time is editable in Leopard.
  • Updated eSellerate libraries to fix registration problems in Leopard.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Bob-Weiner Member IconComment+3
Bob-Weiner
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Solid product that works as advertised (and then some). I rely on PowerController for its alarm capabilities each and every week. It's an elegant, easy-to-use program that is highly customizable and low on system resources. Highly recommended.

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Version 2.1.3
Majestik Member IconComment+0
Majestik
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I just installed PowerController 2; I have a comment and a question.

My question is, is it possible for Powercontroller to Startup my iMac, then run the iTunes alarm? It seems that PowerController does Boot my Mac at the appropriate time, but then nothing. iTunes never starts.

My comment is, gradual volume increase is too fast. I think it should take 4-5 minutes before full volume is attained. Right now it seems to only take 30-40 seconds to go full volume.

Thank you

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Version 2.0
Keaka Jackson (developer)
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PowerController will wake your computer from sleep and then play an iTunes alarm, but it isn't designed to boot up your computer and then play the alarm.

Due to a slight difference in iMac G5 machines, PowerController will boot iMac G5s. However, by the time the computer finally finishes booting up, the time for the alarm has passed, and thus PowerController will not play iTunes. This sounds like the situation you are seeing. To work around this, you can use PowerController to set a "wake" event for 3 minutes before your iTunes alarm, which will allow your iMac G5 to finish booting in time for the iTunes alarm.

In a future version of PowerController I will try to add full support for booting the computer (all models, not just iMac G5s).

I will also try to add an option to customize the speed at which the volume increases.

Thanks for the feedback,
Keaka Jackson

Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188
Jeff-H.
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Great Software...

The only thing is that sometimes, even when I have an event unchecked it still wakes my computer at that exact time.

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Version 1.7
Keaka Jackson (developer)
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This issue has been fixed in PowerController 1.7.1. Download the newest version and check it out!

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Anonymous
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Seems to work properly thus far, except that even after unchecking events some of them still occur (the Awake event was unchecked, yet my computer still did it - according to the console.log, it may have been attempting to fulfill the unchecked iTunes event, too).

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Version 1.5
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Anonymous
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Console.log portion:

2005-09-01 08:59:34.668 PowerManagerController[206] Just woke from sleep
2005-09-01 08:59:34.669 PowerManagerController[206] Wake was not for a PowerManager event (no event scheduled or timer already took care of playing iTunes)!
2005-09-01 08:59:34.671 PowerManagerStatus[205] Just woke from sleep
Sep 1 08:59:35 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: -1: DNSServiceRegister("Aet's Tunes", "_daap._tcp.", "local.", 3689) failed: Client id -1 invalid (-65549)
Sep 1 08:59:35 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: -1: DNSServiceRegister("iTunes_Ctrl_76AE18241F0A45EE", "_dacp._tcp.", "local.", 3689) failed: Client id -1 invalid (-65549)
Sep 1 08:59:53 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface lo0 (127.0.0.1); delaying packets by 5 seconds
2005-09-01 09:43:31.675 PowerManagerController[206] Just woke from sleep
2005-09-01 09:43:31.676 PowerManagerController[206] Wake was not for a PowerManager event (no event scheduled or timer already took care of playing iTunes)!
2005-09-01 09:43:31.688 PowerManagerStatus[205] Just woke from sleep
Sep 1 09:43:31 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: -1: DNSServiceRegister("Aet's Tunes", "_daap._tcp.", "local.", 3689) failed: Client id -1 invalid (-65549)
Sep 1 09:43:31 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: -1: DNSServiceRegister("iTunes_Ctrl_76AE18241F0A45EE", "_dacp._tcp.", "local.", 3689) failed: Client id -1 invalid (-65549)
Sep 1 09:43:49 Aets-Laptop mDNSResponder: Repeated transitions for interface lo0 (127.0.0.1); delaying packets by 5 seconds

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Anonymous
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I guess the thought hasn't occurred to you that you should have sent this directly to the developer?

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SYZYGY SZD
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Okay, supposedly this version fixed a bug that prevents your computer from idle sleep. That it did until OS 10.2.5 came along, now my computer won't idle sleep. Other than that, this is probably the cheapest, most bitchen alarm clock you'll ever have.

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Version 1.0b4
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Anonymous
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Wonderful idea, but the Interface needs work. It's FUGLY.

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Version 1.0b2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This thing is amazing...really...Best Alarm Clock ever.

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Version 1.0b2
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Anonymous
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Astro-Turf.

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Downloads 9,118
Version Downloads 1,553
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 05 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $9.95
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