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iMote is a simple, elegant and lightweight program for controlling iTunes from just about any application. Play/pause, change tracks, select playlists, adjust volume, rate tracks and more using fully customizable hot-keys or a universal menu bar item. iMote includes a beautiful iPod-esque floating window, indicating current track information, and Growl support if you want an even more stream-lined experience with your other Growl-enabled applications. Written using Cocoa, iMote is lean and mean, consuming minimal system memory and CPU time. iMote is also the original iTunes controller.

What's New

Version 2.3.2:
  • Fixed a bug introduced in version 2.3 that caused the Floater to continually report "Quiet" when music was paused (as opposed to only when stopped)
  • Fixed a minor bug allowing for horizontal scrolling in the Hot Keys preferences
  • Added a Portuguese localization, thanks to Cassio Diego and Patricia Daibes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, iTunes.

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ben42 Member IconComment+0
ben42
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Very useful program, but there's a bug -- it seems to hang for a minute or two after I quit iTunes. That is, if the menu extra is enabled and set to disappear when iTunes is off, it stays on after quitting iTunes for a while. And if I quit iTunes and then restart it immediately, iMote doesn't work at first and and then after a similar length of time starts working. (It works fine as long as I just leave iTunes on all day.) I emailed support and got no response.

I'm running 10.4.11 on a PPC and iTunes 7.5.

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Version 2.2.1
ben42
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p.s. Synergy seems to provide pretty much the same functionality (minus the StepBack, plus some additional flexibility) for the same price and doesn't have any bugs that are immediately available.

Jobby Member IconComment+41
Jobby
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Seems to work on Leopard, except the menubar item never appears. The error in console.log is:

iMote[146] Unable to add iMoteMenu.menu, error = -108

(don't know whether that helps or not :)

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Version 2.2.1
irchamandy Member IconComment-1
irchamandy
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I would caution anyone considering buying this software because when a problem arises with it, the developer stops responding to support requests. After I ran the new version of SOCKS, another application by this same developer, it wiped out my Mac's ability to use keychains properly. Requests to the developer on how to fix the problem created by SOCKS have been ignored. It still isn't working properly and I have no idea how to fix it. It was suggested to me by a Mac journalist on another site that I might have to do a clean install of the OS. I suspect that the developer is panicking either because he doesn't know how to solve the problem or he doesn't want such a serious, intensive fix associated with his software. Keep this in mind when considering buying any of his software.

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Version 2.2.1
hced Member IconReview+171
hced
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Absolutely fantastic, and free!! Thanks.

A few requests:

- Keyboard shortcut for changing Albums!
- No more .sitx files for the program distributions ;)

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Version 2.2.1
dabigdjin Member IconReview+0
dabigdjin
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Awesome...simply the best.

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Version 2.2.1
General HoneyPot Member IconComment+4
General HoneyPot
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I wanted to try this but I opted not to because it's compressed in a .sitx file which needs stuffit.

The developer should consider moving away from .sitx. You only have to go to the stuffit page to see the problems many people have with stuffit.

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Version 2.2.1
attentionwandered
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you can use the unarchiver(freeware) to unpack stuffit files.

General HoneyPot
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At the time I did try that with some other software but it didn't work. There was a known bug that prevented it from dealing with stuffit files on intel macs. I don't know if it's been fixed, but then I don't really care. Stuffit needs to be made obsolete.

sidetracked Member IconReview+4
sidetracked
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My favorite of the iTunes controllers.

Everything is easily customizable; hot keys, info floater, ( I prefer the app's built in floater to the optional Growl - easier to position and control). I use it all the time without having to think about it. What more could you ask?

The one time I had a question, the developer got back to me right away, even if there wasn't a ready answer.

There is a minor bug that I reported that apparently has appened to a few other people as well. If the menu extra is on I have to quit iMote before the computer will let me quit iTunes. No big disaster, and the developer said it will be addressed in the next version.

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Version 2.2.1
Jobby Member IconReview+41
Jobby
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Great - this has replaced GrowliTunes for me.

The Show Growl Notication action doesn't work when assigned to hotkey 9 for some reason. It would also be nice to be able to choose the hotkey activation sequence - some of my apps use Command-Option shortcuts extensively, and I'd like to be able to change it to Ctrl-Command. Even better would be setting it on a per-hotkey basis.

Would it be possible to have Rate Previous Track commands? If a track finished before I can rate it, I have to go to iTunes and rate it in there, which is a pain. Shouldn't be too hard to keep a note of what's just finished playing, hopefully :)

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Version 2.2.1
Pedro-Fardilha Member IconReview+222
Pedro-Fardilha
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Simply the best!

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Version 2.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Absolutely wonderfully wonderful. Does absolutely everything I want it to, and now even has growl support. YAY!

Would be really really cool if it could read album graphics from an external file though, like growltunes did (now scrapped from my computer, thank you very much! :) and possibly download it from amazon, like growltunes did. I know there are apps that loads the images into the mp3-files for you, but I have one of the 4Gb iPod minis and I'm really tight on space in it as it is.

I'm gonna have a look-see to see if I can whip up a cooler app icon as well, would be glad to contribute to this awesome software.

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Version 2.2
attentionwandered
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if you uncheck "show album art on ipod" or something like that, in the ipod preferences (in itunes) it doesnt copy the artwork.

well at least on my ipod nano it doesnt

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Downloads 15,987
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Date 17 Aug 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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