Synergy
Synergy
6.0a4

4.0

Synergy free download for Mac
04 June 2014

Adds iTunes controls to your menubar (beta).

Overview

Synergy places three buttons to control iTunes in your menubar: previous track, next track, and play/pause; as well as providing you with visual feedback about the currently playing tune.

The Synergy controls, together with the ability to control iTunes via system-wide Hot Key combinations, mean that Synergy provides the fastest way of skipping between songs when using the keyboard or the mouse; all this without having to switch to iTunes or accessing its Dock menu.

What's new in Synergy

Version 6.0a4:
  • Fix another crash on launch (also reported on bug #2173)
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198 Reviews of Synergy

Edified
02 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1a

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Synergy is a great app with a developer that expects a bit much of customers. I'm a little rebuffed at having to pay for it again since there's no new functionality that I'm aware of since version 3. Sure there's been lots of rewriting and refactoring on your end but where is the cash value for us your customers when it looks like just bug fixes and implementation updates. The last time [Feature] appeared in the official version history is November 2006. What you're providing now is essentially a compatibility update from our perspective. At the very least I think you could offer registered users (I registered 19 Feb 2006) a discounted upgrade price (like $2). Or else provide some motivation like new features or a development roadmap. Buy-it-again to stay compatible doesn't feel nice.
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Iacas
10 November 2017
Version: 6.0a4
Does not launch on 10.13.1 with iTunes 12.7.1. Bummer. I think it's finally done. Any idea on a similar application? I suppose I could make FastScripts do this…
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Lvdoc
01 April 2017
Version: 6.0a4
For anyone who might still be following this thread, Synergy seems to be working again in the latest iteration of iTunes (12.6). In fact, I have another program that I also used to use with iTunes that hasn't worked in ages, and it's now working again as well.
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Cschoolland
09 June 2016
Version: 6.0a4
I have been using this app for many years, and it's been very helpful! I can instantly call a "floater" to see song name, album, album art, artist, and star rating, and use keyboard shortcuts to quickly change star rating on the fly. The app is fairly robust and highly customizable. Unfortunately, since updating to Mac OSX 10.11, the floater no longer displays any information, and the menu bar controls don't display properly. This pretty much renders it useless. Since the last Synergy update (6.0a4) was in June 2016 (2 years before this review), I worry that it is no longer supported. It was good while it lasted...
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mookee
16 April 2016
Version: 6.0a4
well done! using 10.6
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Shock-J
03 July 2014
Version: 6.0a4
Anyone having issues with Last.fm? I just realized that it hasn't been submitting scrobbles at all. I have my account info entered, but Synergy doesn't show up as an Application with privileges on my profile in Last.fm.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
20 May 2014
Version: 6.0a
Beta indeed! This version is incredibly unstable on my new 27" iMac with OS X 10.9.3. The preferences app crashes repeatedly. Don't throw away your old version until you're sure it works for you.
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Fightingcat
20 May 2014
Version: 6.0a
Wow... Didn't know that this tool is still alive, but it's nice to see it again. I using this some years ago and also pay for it the small fee of 5€. Now it's for free, so it's the best chance to give it a try if you never hear from this tool. Great to have the little control toll for iTunes back in my menu-bar :-)
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Aetnaria
23 July 2013
Version: 5.0a
I requested a feature back in 2010 that the developer consider adding the ability to rotate the floater 90° (ticket #1557) - this would allow placement of song info along the left or right side of the screen, instead of forcing it across the bottom of some already very busy screen real estate. Someone else requested back in early 2012 that the floater hide itself when the only thing it has to say is "iTunes status: not playing" independently of the setting to always display whatever music is currently playing. Both are good ideas, and neither has been implemented yet. That is why I haven't upgraded my old license to the latest version yet. I get the feeling that at this rate I may never do that.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 January 2013
Version: 5.0a
I can't say I'm happy to see Synergy constrained to OS X 10.8. That's pretty limiting. I guess the developer decided he had all the business he was going to get from current Mac owners. Since he bailed on me, though, I'll be sure to bail on him when I get a new Mac. I've been a Synergy user for many years, but this will be the end of the line for me.
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Duncan-Fisher
19 November 2012
Version: 4.5.2
This is one of those programs I've been using for a while. Even though my MBP has hardware media controls I still prefer to use Synergy. It's simple and customizable. I've never experienced a crash using this app and it's never got in my way. For anyone using older Mac's without the media buttons, I highly suggest this app. And even if you have a newer Mac, I still suggest this. It's simple, three buttons that sit in your menubar. Great for mouse commandos!
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Jazzyguy
20 June 2012
Version: 4.5.2
I have been using this app since it first appeared and I love it. It has gotten better over the years and it works great in Lion.
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Kidclam
25 August 2011
Version: 4.5.2
I was wondering if anyone is having this issue. I am using Lion 10.7.1 and iTunes 10.4.1. Synergy cannot show album art. If the developer see this, please fix as I didn't pay for an upgrade not too long ago. I expected a bug like this would be fixed now given how low Lion was on dev and is now released. Thanks in advance.
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4.5
heavyboots
04 February 2011
Version: 4.5.2
I was kind of surprised at the rating on this, as I've been using it and loving it since 10.1 (I think?). At any rate, it's gone through a lot of improvements over the years and for the feature set, it's still an incredible bargain, IMHO. Yes, you can get free software that does just the kbd control part. But I don't think anything else out there matches it feature for feature. Plus, Wincent has been really cool about support over the years for a piece of software I've paid $5 for in like 2000! (I think I also paid again at 3.0 just out of guilt for all the work he'd done to keep it functioning smoothly.) My only dings would be the fact it's an app now--just makes it harder to locate for me after years of looking for it as a pref pane and some weird bugs I encountered recently with it maxing the volume. Hopefully that is simply because it has gone to 4.5.2 since I last DL'd 3.5.5 alpha 7 a couple years ago.
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Edified
10 January 2011
Version: 4.5.1
Buyer beware, you will end up paying for bug fixes. I think the back, play and next buttons on newer keyboards kind of make this antiquated. If you have an old computer it might work for you, but be sure to check out the great free alternatives.
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terrydactyl
10 January 2011
Version: 4.5.1
paid for synergy once, now they want money again..? no.
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oklair1
23 December 2010
Version: 4.5
Good app, but it miss options to setup the Apple remote behaviours (to control the volume of iTunes, instead of Mac's volume)
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VRH
25 September 2010
Version: 4.4.5
This one is simply the best in my opinion. Very stable with tons of features. Excellent keyboard shortcut options with nice visual feedback. I have no idea what happened with Synergy Advanced, but it sounds like the developer didn't handle it well. However, my experience with Synergy has been very good.
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Yuriy-Georgiev
25 September 2010
Version: 4.4.5
Really good software. It's a rival of one of the Bit Per Second's but that not makes it bad. Best regards to the developer.
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Bm1
02 September 2010
Version: 4.4.4
LVDOC is completely correct. I happened to be one of those persons who paid good money for Synergy Advanced and got completely robbed. Synergy Advanced was a joke and a scam. I would never buy anything from this dev again. Oh.. And if you're looking for something similar to Synergy you should check out BravoTunes. It's free. It's awesome. And the developers aren't crooks. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/31308/bravotunes Get BravoTunes and save that 7 bucks for a couple cold beers.
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Lvdoc
13 August 2010
Version: 4.4.3
I think it pays to reiterate that, several years ago, a number of us paid good money for Synergy Advance, only to see that program remain completely undeveloped. And we paid the money specifically for that program to be developed. (That's what he specified the money was for.) Instead, the developer took our money and ran. Period. And now he wants an upgrade fee for this? He should be giving free upgrades to anyone with a Synergy Advance license.
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Nemensiris
13 August 2010
Version: 4.4.3
Im looking to replace the aging and no longer developed ByteController... and was quite unsuccessful until I found Synergy. Seems that not only you can customize the look and feel of the notifications, but also you get a lot of control when it comes to buttons (look, and spacing). There are plenty of buttons to select, with more available on the developers website. Seems at $5,6,7 or whatever the exchange rate is to a dollar this is a steal...
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Jazzyguy
08 April 2010
Version: 4.4.1b
No longer can put the artwork in from Synergy.
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Aliendude
19 January 2010
Version: 4.3b
Ome more thing, on Versiontracker, the price is $5.00, here it's $7. Which is it? I'm so confused:)
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Aliendude
19 January 2010
Version: 4.3b
Last new button set was July 2007-some interesting new sets and I might buy this.
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Joshk
14 January 2010
Version: 4.2.1
Loved this back when it first came out, sad that this has become garbage-ware..
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Solefald
04 January 2010
Version: 4.2.1b
Why is this thing CONSTANTLY trying to mount my TimeCapsule disk on start up? I have been using Synergy for a long time and with every update it becomes buggier and more unusable....
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Lounge-Deluxe
08 December 2009
Version: 4.2
I bought a license for Synergy back in 2005, but I have only used it for a short time as I found its purpose much too limited. I reckon for Synergy to survive (or maybe revive in my case) the dev ought to add the possibility to display in the menu bar info of the current song playing.
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Buzzworm
06 November 2009
Version: 4.1.1
I used to recommend this software to my Mac clients, but found soon realized it wouldn't launch all the time. Spending time troubleshooting a $7 program wasn't worth it and no free updates has made me runaway. Why bother when you can get YouControl for free? http://bit.ly/1PERj0
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Timhere
03 November 2009
Version: 4.1.1
Have used this app for YEARS. But to have to pay for what is essentially a minor update - compatibility with Snow Leopard - seems incredibly tight. I'll go elsewhere.
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Jon555
03 November 2009
Version: 4.1.1
This developer charges for what is essentially bug fixes. There have been no notable changes since 2005. The app itself isn't bad, but for a $7 menu bar with a few buttons, you'd expect more. At least update the UI/buttons to something more modern. Don't let the 4 and a half star rating fool you, as most of those high ratings are from 2005.
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Brady-J-Frey
30 October 2009
Version: 4.1.1b
Just downloaded it on Snow Leopard - haven't had any issues in 6 hours of heavy usage, so I bought it right away. Exactly what I wanted, thank you!
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baba-ganoush7
21 September 2009
Version: 4.1a
I agree with GuillaumeK. I just donloaded the app and regret that I didn't keep the old one. There is nothing new, the old version I had worked well. You dbl click on the icon and it crashes the older version with no warning about licencing and you can't recover the old one... Actually, I have it on Time Machine...
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Edified
10 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1
Nevermind. First it gave me false hope by saying it was registered. After relaunching it it tells me my serial is invalid because it was purchased before Nov 2006. Fail.
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Edified
10 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1
I just tried my February 2006 serial and it still works. Cheers Wincent if that's on purpose.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
10 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1
This 4 1/2 star overall rating for Synergy is such complete BS! I paid for a couple of Synergy upgrades throughout the Tiger years and all I ever got from it was frustration and a lot of wasted time. It only worked between boots if you loaded it manually. Now version 4 has been released and it ACTUALLY WORKS this time. Problem is, you're forced to buy it yet again if you want to use it with Snow Leopard. Who can say that it won't break again in a few weeks if you buy it and the developer's record of fixing the non-loading bug is abysmal. Plus, like the other commenter pointed out, there have been practically no significant feature additions. SO, Wincent has this little operation going on, forcing people to buy Synergy over and over again, if they want to keep it working, except that, in my experience, it almost never worked and this lazy developer isn't even decent enough to offer a discounted upgrade price for users who paid for the aggravation of twinking and testing various tricks to coax the previous versions to perform as advertised. Besides these major flaws, Synergy is a great concept, and very useful if only it were a reliable utility and the developer would treat previous paying customers right.
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Meego
07 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1b
Here is a link to Synergy Classic 3.5.5a, the last version without the license pop-up. It works flawlessly with Snow Leopard. Time Machine be blessed. http://rapidshare.com/files/276719099/synergy355a.zip
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Aliendude
04 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1b
Will there ever be new buttons?
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Edified
02 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1a
Synergy is a great app with a developer that expects a bit much of customers. I'm a little rebuffed at having to pay for it again since there's no new functionality that I'm aware of since version 3. Sure there's been lots of rewriting and refactoring on your end but where is the cash value for us your customers when it looks like just bug fixes and implementation updates. The last time [Feature] appeared in the official version history is November 2006. What you're providing now is essentially a compatibility update from our perspective. At the very least I think you could offer registered users (I registered 19 Feb 2006) a discounted upgrade price (like $2). Or else provide some motivation like new features or a development roadmap. Buy-it-again to stay compatible doesn't feel nice.
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Zofo
01 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1a
So far so good with 10.6. I have a subscription from 2006 and would need to upgrade as well.... but feeling quite frustrated about it's "non working" since that time. For the time being I'm just running it in "trial mode" and see how good this really is. He COULD AT LEAST MAKE THE alpha/betas FREE and then charge IF and WHEN Synergy will be stable AND fully functional
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
01 September 2009
Version: 4.0.1a
OMG! THE 4.0.1A ALPHA VERSION ACTUALLY LOADS AUTOMATICALLY ON MY NEW IMAC WITH SNOW LEOPARD. DO I DISPENSE WITH YEARS OF FRUSTRATION AND PAY THE UPGRADE FEE (€7) TO FINALLY MAKE THIS THING WORK OR GO WITH MY GUT AND LEAVE IT ALONE? MAYBE THE FINISHED 4.0 PRODUCT WILL BREAK AGAIN AND I WILL START A NEW CYCLE OF HAND-WRINGING OVER BEING MADE A FOOL OF AND WASTING €7. (Oh, the delicious melodrama of it all...you know, fool me once shame on you, fool me ten times, shame on me!) Synergy has become a sort of hobby and pet peeve of mine over the years.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
01 September 2009
Version: 3.5.5a
Synergy. Hands down one of the worst. I am so fed up with this POS! Years after buying this, it never really was stable. The problem was it rarely ever booted on its own. Finally, I just recently tried beta 3.5a and it loaded in system Preferences on it's own. First it worked reliably in 2 years! Then I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Stopped working again!!!!!!!!!!! After much research in Google, someone mentioned a Synergy 3.5b beta that was compatible, but of course, you can't find it on the Synergy website. Hey, someone aught to take the developer behind the woodshed and teach him the virtue of taking someones money and then causing all this grief. I don't care if it cost 50 cents. I don't care if other people say it works great for them. (Makes me wonder about their motives and who wrote those.) Anyway, there's a principle involved here and it's to learn to write software that works and don't sell crap that doesn't!
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Easer
24 August 2009
Version: 3.5.5a
Say, where are all those developments on "Synergy Advance" that you ripped us off for years ago? You were fast to take our money. If I were a new customer, I'd steer away from this company. I find their ethics highly questionable.
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Plug4
18 August 2009
Version: 3.5.4a
I've been a registered owner for years and I have to say, Synergy is hands down one of the finest add-ons. Its the first thing I install on my machine if I have to wipe it. Can't work without it anymore. With each version of iTunes I'm surprised Apple hasn't bought wincent out and included it. Despite the complaints I've read - I can say I've never had a significant problem with any version. I'm typically too lazy to write reviews, but this is one app that deserves it.
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Jimohio628
18 August 2009
Version: 3.5.4a
Thanks for the clearing up of the Synergy comment I had made. Indeed it is an application, and not a pref pane. I totally missed that. Jim
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Jimohio628
17 August 2009
Version: 3.5.4a
I'm not sure what happened, but I could not get Synergy to install at all on my 24" iMac, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB ram, running 10.5.8. I am a licensed user of Synergy from way back, and I just can't figure out why I can't install the application. After my restart, nothing appears in my Preferences. Nothing for synergy at all. Any ideas? Thanks. This comment is for Synergy 3.5.4a Jim
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
07 July 2009
Version: 3.5.2a
Idiotic quote of the month: "Why it doesn't work for you I obviously can't explain, but putting the blame on the developer is logically unsound." Curious, the slew of comments about how "I installed Synergy and it worked for me." Blah, blah... Anyway, I should say that I installed the last two betas of Synergy 3.5 and my early problems with Synergy not loading between system boots seem to have been fixed. I'm sorry it took almost two years to be able to use Synergy again after I paid for it and after prodding the developer to fix it. According to the aforementioned Spock wannabe, I won't be allowed to give any credit for that improvement to the developer because it's "logically unsound" to suppose any link between the performance of software and the developer.
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VRH
03 July 2009
Version: 3.5.1a
I had previously given this application an overall four star rating because of things I thought were missing or needed changing. I have found that all those issues have already been addressed so I'm increasing my rating to five stars. This application does exactly what I need it to do, and does it beautifully!
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VRH
02 July 2009
Version: 3.5.1a
Wow -- it's so nice to have this application working again! It was dead in the water for *so* long (some kind of AppleScript bug??) that I gave up on it and settled for "TotalTunes Control" as an alternative. But nothing in the field compares to this app for its intended purpose. The settings interface is clear and uncluttered and I love the visual feedback options. One gripe I have is that it doesn't use the album artwork already in iTunes, but instead it requires an Internet connection for downloading its own set of album artwork. This is just a waste of resources in almost every way. At least I hope the developer will give an option to use existing artwork. That would seem a lot more efficient. A feature I'd like to see added is Growl integration. While I really like the developer's own version of notification eye candy, it would be nice to have the option to use Growl.
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Easer
26 June 2009
Version: 3.5a9
I'm not a programmer, so I could be talking idiocy here. But could the developer opt to make this an application rather than a preference pane? Would that overcome the problems he's having with the restart issue? I know it might take a substantial rewrite, but given the bad press he's getting for what is otherwise a really good product, maybe it would be worth it. I'm only trying to help here.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
26 June 2009
Version: 3.4
No friggin' way! I was overly optimistic. The latest release does not resolve this bug that stops Synergy from loading between restarts. The developer shouldn't receive a penny for this failed product, at least until this bug has been fixed. The problem of Synergy failing to start up between boots has persevered for the past half dozen or more updates and for nearly two years. The developer really should drag his/her sorry buttocks onto the MacUpdate forum and explain why this problem has been ignored or to simply admit that (s)he can't fix it. No, it's easier just to ignore it and to continue to accept money for junk. Trouble is, people lose faith in how the system works and other, more diligent or skilled developers stop getting their hard-earned pay.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
25 June 2009
Version: 3.4
i hope that, with this latest version, the developer has finally fixed the bug in Synergy that doesn't allow it to load upon restarting. it's been more than a year since i purchased this app and it hasn't worked on my laptop and desktop macs, unless i open the synergy control panel myself and click "start" (muppets will all notice that i avoided writing in caps and that i am perfectly serene about wasting money by paying for this flawed app)
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Kidclam
22 May 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Following some user's advice, I reinstalled Synergy as it was not working that well. And remarkably it worked. Opened on startup, song info with artwork of recent song works well and I am very happy once again. People should try to reinstall and let us know if it works for you. I am using a MacBookPro on Leopard with all Apple updates and latest iTunes 8.1.1. I have given all 5 star reviews except stabillity (3 stars) and hoping that it won't mess up after a few weeks of use. Will update this review otherwise.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
22 April 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Bought the newest iMac 24" and updated to the most recent OSX. Pristine OS with no other 2nd party software conflicts. Guess what? Synergy STILL DOES NOT STARTUP on it's own. Normally, I wouldn't bother to complain, but I PAID for this. HEY SYNERGY TEAM, FINISH YOUR TWO-YEAR COFFE BREAK AND FIX YOUR BROKEN SOFTWARE OR STOP MARKETING IT, OK!?
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
05 April 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Synergy still doesn't start automatically when I log in to my account. This has gone on for more than a year now. I think this is about the fourth or fifth iteration of the Synergy that hasn't worked for me. To make it work, I have to go to the Synergy preference pane and start Synergy up manually every single time I want to use it. I have tried every trick in the known universe to fix this problem, but I think this is something the developer should do. After all, he (she) was willing enough to take the money when I decided to support HIM (HER). All my hardware and software are up the latest.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
28 February 2009
Version: 3.2.1
HEY, HERE'S A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE OUT THERE! SYNERGY USED TO BE GREAT, BUT IT HASN'T WORKED IN A VERY LONG TIME AND THE DEVELOPER WON'T FIX IT. IT SIMPLY DOESN'T START UP ANYMORE AUTOMATICALLY, SO YOU HAVE TO GO TO PREFERENCES --> SYNERGY CONTROL PANEL, AND THEN CLICK START YOURSELF. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME YOU BOOT YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS PROGRAM. IT ISN'T WORTH THE TROUBLE EVEN IF IT WAS FREE. DON'T REWARD A LAZY DEVELOPER, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE PROGRAM USED TO BE.
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Ashmadux
08 January 2009
Version: 3.2.1
I concur with the last post. Something seemingly as insignificant as just not disappearing from my toolbar and not launching at startup (even though its in the startup menu!) has driven me to just stop using it as of right now. going to a free or paid alternative- dont care, as long as i dotn have to deal with this mess anymore. sigh. Wither, synergy.' Will the next itunes control software please stand up?
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Gordon142
23 November 2008
Version: 3.2.1
I've been using this application for years, but last month finally switched to one if its competitors. Development for this programme seems to have badly lagged, unfortunately. It's not even new features I'm concerned about - I was OK with the existing feature set - it's the fact that the application is chronically unstable. At least once a Day it either quits or freezes. I'd gotten so used to restarting it periodically that I hadn't occurred to me that this behaviour wasn't typical for an iTunes controller. Well, my new controller hasn't crashed once, and it never freezes or delays when switching tracks. It's great. I've given this app positive reviews in the past, but I can't recommend it any longer unless something serious is done to improve stability.
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Ashmadux
19 September 2008
Version: 3.2.1
for the love of all thats holy, developer, PLEASE FIX THE LAUNCH ISSUES. omg it is so bloody annoying to relaunch the app over and over again. my mac is on and off sleep for weeks on end. and i time and time again have to go to sys prefs to hit the start button again...why? it seems to be turning itself off every now and again. sorry ive been using this app for a loooong time and its frustrating as all hell. this is not the most complicated software out there. please fix, a longtime user is begging you. running 10.5.4. arghrhg.
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Kidclam
15 August 2008
Version: 3.2.1
Since the update with the artwork now displayable, I am very happy with Synergy. Now I don't have to go back to iTunes everytime to change the rating, check the item and also look at the album display. I have many singles which don't have album names, so I can basically cut that out from showing on the floater and it's all good. I also can control the colume, mute etc with keyboard commands. This is very useful since I play my itunes though airtunes to my pro hifi. With one click I can switch to mute or lower the volume without changing apps. Apart from the normal expectated functions, I still think that it should be a seemless intergration and that starting up at login should be essential. It just doesn't seem that hard to do since every other shareware I use is running OK with this function. So to the Synergy programmers, please fix this to make it a perfect workable shareware that people would gladly pay for. If you want your existing customer base not to jump ship, then do something about it soon! You missed on a 5 for Features. Not sure if they fixed the problem where Synergy just closes itself without you knowing. I haven't tested this long enough to review so I will rate the Stability to be 3 still. Thanks.
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Handycam
30 July 2008
Version: 3.2.1
True, the app doesn't seem to launch at login anymore. But it does work once it's launched, so there is at least a workaround. I hope this bug is fixed, but it doesn't keep me from enjoying an otherwise excellent app.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
10 July 2008
Version: 3.2.1
Before Synergy stopped working a few months ago, it was my favorite iTunes launcher. Now it has to be started manually from the preference pane since it won't start at login. I guess the developer has made as much money off this as (s)he wants, because there have been no fixes or communications forthcoming: not a word, nothing. I am sorry I wasted money on this!
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Ashmadux
23 June 2008
Version: 3.2.1
yeah same here- it doesn't launch with login. system 10.4.11. i dont think i have seen this exhibited on my two other leopard systems. but for this one, it most certainly sucks. plz fix? hey, and just a comment, how about some new features for this app? it hasnt changed at all in years, or am i missing something?
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Joshp
12 June 2008
Version: 3.2.1
3.2.1b worked fine, but 3.2.1 doesn't launch on login... again. and all the 3.5 alphas are horrid.
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Jazzyguy
10 June 2008
Version: 3.2.1
I love Synergy and now that the balloon shows Artwork and it is in System Preferences I am delighted with its performance, Hey FightingCat I got CoverSutra too from winning the MacHeist" Heist"Remember you can NOT update CoverSutra at all unless you pay for it . MacHeist gives it to you "as is" and no updates are allowed. Once you pay for Synergy you can update forever!
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Fightingcat
09 June 2008
Version: 3.2.1
i used synergy long time, but i missed new ideas for the app. A new interface or new features... It's a cheap and good software, but in the last week i change to CoverSutra who i get with the macheist bundle.
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Kingadrock
04 April 2008
Version: 3.5a6
Synergy used to be the best iTunes controller available. I'm a registered user and have used it for years. Synergy has really taken a turn for the worse. It's not launching properly, it crashes, and it's slow to respond. I got so frustrated that I switched to a competing product. I'll keep an eye on Synergy with hopes it returns to the quality app I once knew.
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Kidclam
02 April 2008
Version: 3.5a5
I won't be using Synergy for now (I paid) since it opens up my iTunes way automatically.. faster than my external hard disc. It was a "!" on all my songs since it has lost connection the the library. Yeah I can still play the songs once my external is up, but when I have"shuffle" on my playlist, it doesn't play because it iTunes still thinks the songs are missing... I also use the new keyboard with the function keys for play/pause etc. and can function directly to iTunes on any software I am currently working on. So Synergy is basically not needed anymore. PLEASE FIX THIS OPEN ITUNES ON START UP... AND ALSO PREVIEW PICS OF MY ALBUMS ON THE FLOATER... NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
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Kidclam
01 April 2008
Version: 3.5a5
I downloaded this latest installer and I am using Leopard. My album art is not showing up at all on the pop up preview window... Can anyone help? I have marked to see the preview from the preference pane.
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Alexf
24 March 2008
Version: 3.5a5
It doesn't start at login anymore, no matter how many times I click that option :( Otherwise a great program...using a Mac without it feels unnatural. This was one of the first shareware programs I ever bought.
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Joshp
13 February 2008
Version: 3.5a5
i'm really sick of this program either not working at startup or trying to launch iTunes or disappearing on wake from sleep. i'm switching to ByteController.
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Thunderclap82
28 January 2008
Version: 3.5a5
Synergy still closes for no reason during use.
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Ilovemymac
25 January 2008
Version: 3.5a5
I'm not liking the new version very much ether. It would be better if it doesn't make iTunes launch when you log in to the computer. I'm going back to version 3.2 until this is fixed.
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Dougster
24 January 2008
Version: 3.5a5
Every time I restart my iMac or log out / in, iTunes fires up, which I do not want to happen.This problem started after the installation of Synergy 3.5a5. I have now stopped using Synergy until said annoyance has been sorted out.
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Shane-Smith
24 January 2008
Version: 3.5a5
What happened to the preference pane? Application that has to sit in your dock, not liking it. Oh yes, and it does work at all! It launches, set your preferences, takes up memory, but does nothing! No menu bar! Might have to find another itunes controller.
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Ggore
24 January 2008
Version: 3.5a5
I'm not happy with the redesign of Synergy. The old method of Synergy being a preference pane was much simpler, it just loadeded when OS X booted and was in the toolbar when you launched iTunes. Now with Synergy being a regular application, if you set the preferences to launch Synergy at login, it also launches iTunes at login but doesn't bring up the iTunes window. You have to manually bring up the iTunes window and close the application if you aren't wanting to listen to music. I'm going back to the old preference pane version of Synergy.
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Joshp
16 January 2008
Version: 3.5a4
still not starting at launch for me. i put the program in the Utilities folder and checked the launch at login option, but i still have to start it manually after every reboot.
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Bobdole
11 January 2008
Version: 3.5a4
My application crashed and has never been able to start up since. Hopefully 3.5a5 will be released soon.
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Jamacal
08 January 2008
Version: 3.5a4
So far this version seems to be working as expected. Fingers crossed.
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Michael-Seavello
08 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
Crashes every time I try to open. Glad I was able to reinstall 3.5a2
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Shock-J
08 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
Same as others...crashes immediately after launch. MacBook Pro with 10.5.1.
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Jamacal
07 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
Same problem here. Registered copy quits as soon a s it's launched on 10.5.1.
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Gary-L-Gray
07 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
I am seeing the same thing with 3.5a3 -- it crashes immediately upon running under 10.5.1. I even tried deleting all prefs files and it still crashes.
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Bolobar
07 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
Synergy Preferences.app 3.5a3 crashes upon attempts to open on an Intel iMac using 10.5.1 bolobar
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Ggore
07 January 2008
Version: 3.5a3
Not ready for primetime at all. This application crashes when I try to run it on 10.5.1 I've had Synergy on my Mac for years with no problems, but this complete re-write does not work at all.
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Bolobar
05 December 2007
Version: 3.5a
v3.5A2 crashes randomly using 10.5.1 bolobar
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Joshp
04 December 2007
Version: 3.5a
v3.5a does not respect the launch at log in option. i have to start it manually after every reboot.
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Glufs1
27 November 2007
Version: 3.5a
actually the "unable to retrieve artwork from itunes" was fixed with the 10.5.1 update...
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Prabh-salpekar
27 November 2007
Version: 3.5a
This version works well, but dose not start on LoG-in. prabh
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Alexf
16 May 2007
Version: 3.1.3b
This is quality software, but I wonder why its development has slowed to a snail's pace!
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JollyRoger8X
09 March 2007
Version: 3.1.1b
The name of this software conflicts with an already-established piece of open source software called "Synergy": http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ The open source Synergy has been around since like 1996. So you probably want to change your name.
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Taint
04 December 2006
Version: 3.1
Will it update my iPod's recently played tracks to LastFM?
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Cuneyt
09 October 2006
Version: 3.0
Synergy 3 stops after a while (like 10 mins or so)? For some reason it just disappears off my menu bar and I have to open up the prefs pane and start it again. I've only had this problem since upgrading to 3 so if anyone knows why or a fix I'd appreciate it
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Golem
04 October 2006
Version: 3.0
I like Synergy quite a bit - but I wish there was a way to show recently played Albums. (I know I'm old school - I still listen to full Albums.) Does anyone know of a way to do this with Synergy or another application?
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Trevelyan
19 July 2006
Version: 2.9
Love this app. But i've been search for one thing, one addition to either this app or another. Its simple, really. I just want to see the track name and artist IN the menu bar. At all times. Now wouldn't that be swell? If anyone knows of sucha thing already exisiting, please tell. If not, please Synergy developers, make this happen. Thanks!!
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Elegraphy
02 July 2006
Version: 2.9
After using all the other iTune menubar controller, Synergy still the best IMHO.
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Turntablerocker
05 May 2006
Version: 2.8
Great little app but since I updated to 2.8 Synergy stops the service after a while. Not sure when this happens and why.!?!? Running on Tiger 10.4.4...
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Shunulu
27 April 2006
Version: 2.8
it is the best program between such as that programs. it deserves its price
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Saturated1
15 November 2005
Version: 2.2
below I said that it didn't display album artwork I already had in iTunes, Synergy does do this... before I had a problem because I had added the artwork after Synergy was already using artwork from Amazon.com I fixed this though... there is nothing wrong with Synergy, and thanks for this awesome piece of (cheap)software... it is worth every penny of the $7 I've used similar programs that I've found on here but Synergy is by far the best...
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Timothy-Moinat
14 November 2005
Version: 2.2
Why would anyone buy this when You control: tunes is free?
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Anonymous
14 November 2005
Version: 2.2
It does show Album Art you already have, whats the problem?
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