iTaf
iTaf 2.2.3
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iTaf ... Wake up with your favorite music! iTaf is a simple and easy to use alarm clock working with iTunes. Features:
  • Set reminders, countdowns, and alarms within iTunes.
  • Wake or Start the computer upon alarm.
  • Enhanced alarm options such as volume's fade in and out, days off manager, etc...
  • iTunes specific options such as repeat, shuffle and visuals effects, etc...
  • Improved International localizations : English, French, Italian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese.
  • iTaf is Universal Binary.
What's New
Version 2.2.3:
  • Add Norwegian translation (Thanks to Simen Aune)
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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iTaf User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Reviewer-Judge reviewed on 23 Feb 2013
This has great documentation. It is rather lengthy and you must have a little patience. I tried AlarmClock on my G5 running 10.4.11 which I use with my old version of Photoshop. It does not work. So I read the reviews on iTaf. It will wakeup and start my computer to alarm me. But when you test it you must leave about 5 minutes of time to test the alarm or else like I did you will never get the test. I have not restarted the computer since I have tried. It is less intuitive than the Apple OS, but not too bad. Get very familiar with the right side of the alarm box on the screen where there are five small icon buttons. Put the mouse over each selection and click, and most of them you can figure it out. Then go to the manual online which is good and large. Again, a little more time than I would have liked to commit. This is a free app. I give it 4.5 stars because it is not as intuitive as I would have liked. It is very customizable and you can use it to shut your computer off or turn it on. I do not know if it works with 10.7 plus. ONe thing to watch for is when you select the days they should be white when you select them. The buttons for the days when they are black are blacked out not selected. Hey, it's free. I wish it was upgraded. The developer did a fantastic job.
[Version 2.2.3]


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l008com reviewed on 08 Jul 2007
This app is very confusing. The controls are not at all intuitive. I keep setting an alarm for noon, and it tells me the next alarm is set for the next day at midnight. Or it tells me the next alarm is December 31st. ??? This app needs some work before its usable.
[Version 2.2.3]

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Reviewer-Judge replied on 23 Feb 2013
12 at noon is PM, not AM.
There is nothing wrong with the way it sets. It tells you the next time that the alarm is set perfectly. User misinformation in this case.
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l008com commented on 08 Jul 2007
This app is very confusing. The controls are not at all intuitive. I keep setting an alarm for noon, and it tells me the next alarm is set for the next day at midnight. Or it tells me the next alarm is December 31st. ??? This app needs some work before its usable.
[Version 2.2.3]


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trebor commented on 14 Nov 2006
Very buggy: -
Buttons appear and disappear
Drawer appears and disappears
Display characters disappear.

Confusing method to select which days the alarm works and interface is confusing overall.

In fairness is still starts the computer and plays iTunes, but much work needed on the interface.
[Version 2.2.1]

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Reviewer-Judge replied on 23 Feb 2013
Somewhat true. But I am impatient as well. Needs about 20 minutes to go through as I have pointed out in review above.
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bxlbjorn reviewed on 22 Aug 2006
Okey, my first reaction when I found this update was "YES, IT'S BACK". For a very long time iTaf used to be my preferred alarm clock on my 10.3 system. But after a few OS updates it started to show some worrying failures, stoppin to work at all once I moved to 10.4 . After many unanswered emails I gave up on this little wonder, turning to competitors.
And now it's back with a vengeance ? Not quite yet !
Here's a few of my thoughts:

1. The preferences: The first tab where you choose what has to be done with iTunes after the alarm stops seems a bit unnecessary. This could easaly be integrated in the place where you actually set the alarm, as there are other options there, e.g. turn off the computer etc.

2. Same thing goes for the maximum system volume setting. This should also be found within the options when setting an alarm, not in the the preferences, as I would like to be able to set it differantly for each alarm.

3. I'de rather see something in the preferences like a series of default settings, who are set whenever I make a new alarm, e.g. default playlist, default maximum volume, etc.

4. Main window GUI: I'm not sure about the buttons on the right side. They look sort of sloppy. I'de rather see some slick aqua buttons on top or at the bottom, like the ones you see in e.g. Mail.app .
I do not see at all the use of setting transparency of the main window as we are generally in bed when iTaf is launched.

5. Setting the alarm: the first time i set the days to wake me i actually skipped the days I wanted and set the alarm on the days I want to sleep out. So there is some room for improvement. Personally I'm all for normal check boxes.

6. Stop alarm after: okey this is definately a good thing. It can stop the alarm whenever I'm accidently not at home so it won't drive the neighbours nuts. But I think it should be optional as I may want to wake up to work at home and leave the music playing.

7. Playlist: there seems to be a bug here. Whenever I have saved an alarm, quit iTaf, relaunch it and open my alarm settings, iTaf refreshes the playslist and is set on "Library". In other words, if I change somthing in my settings and do not choose again my playlist, it will play from my complete library, where hard techno is actually the majority. My neighbours will definately prefer this over my calm soothing classicalk music...

8. Volume: didn't I set this in the preferences already ? Well, I presume this setting is for the iTnues volume, contrary to the one in the preferences wich is for the system volume. As said before, these should be put together.

9. Repeat, Visuals, Shuffle, Fade In: Again, I would prefer simple check boxes. On top of that, in the previous version of iTaf, I remember I was able to set the start volume and the length of time over wich the fading in should be accomplished. These options are gone, I believe, for the sake user friendlyness. However I would love to see to options back in. The best would be if we could choose between the default settings, as they appear now, and the fully customisable ones.

10. Stop options: again, the settings I found in the preferences should come here !

11. Some things I would like to see in future releases:

- a menu item: as I have been using Alarm Clock for quite some time before this iTaf update came out, I became quite accustomed to having a small logo in the menu bar wich showed if there was an alarm coming up for the newt day. It give me as a user the relaxed feeling that I'm gonna wake up tomorrow morning when I should. More than that, it could give easy acces to the iTaf application, and a shortcut to setting a new alarm, through a dropdown menu.

- in the alarm settings, I would like to have a calendar option where i can select the days where iTaf should NOT wake me up. We all have national bank holidays and it's a horror to wake up at 6:30 becuz you forgot to turn iTaf off. And even if one doesn't forget to turn his alarm off, there is the ever impending risk of forgetting to turn it back on. I believe this option would make iTaf very unique.

- In the same concept, I would like to have a "skipp the next alarm" in my menu item (mentioned higher above). That way, if I decided to take a day off tomorrow, a simple click on it will cancel my wake up call for the next day, but will wake me up again the day after.

Okey, that's all for now. I will mail these comments to the developper himself and hope he will do something with it !

Cheers,

Björn
[Version 2.1]


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+23

jb4 reviewed on 21 Aug 2006
While I loved this app. before I upgraded to 10.4, I've found a few others that accomplish the same as this new version.
iTaf was my favorite because it let me choose individual albums with each alarm.
Exp.
Monday: Bob Dylan.
Tue: Joannie Mitchel
etc.
Now we are limited to one choice for all the set alarms.
That would be a great option for the next release, making iTaf unique again.
[Version 2.1]

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Reviewer-Judge replied on 23 Feb 2013
Just set an an alarm for each day that repeats. Tuesday is Joannie Mitchell weekly repeat alarm, Wednesday, etc.
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+37
Swordfish commented on 20 Aug 2006
w00t! iTaf is back! Best "Alarm Clock" app for your Mac, and free!
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2005
I am having trouble with Tiger too... Real shame that there have been no updates recently...
[Version 1.1]


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bxlbjorn reviewed on 11 Aug 2005
STABILITY ISSUES FOR TIGER USERS !!!

This is a very good program, it's been waiking me up since over a year now. But upgrading to Tiger I have stubled on some stability issues in the form of a failing daemon.

It doesn't happen very often, maybe 5% or less, but that's enough to loose you job over this.

So I would advise all users to have an extra regular alarm next to your bed, waiking you up 15 or 20 minutes later. (if you use an electrical alarm, please include a battery. If there's a power failure... well, I don't have to explain you what happened to me).

Advise to the developpers: UPDATE THIS !!!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 May 2005
I`ve really enjoyed this application for some time now, but after upgrading to Tiger it`s gotten very unstable. The problem lies in the daemon: getting the message "The daemon refused the connection" almost evertime I restart the system. The only solution so far has been restarting (or login out and in) the OS till it is working again - often several times... (reinstalling it didn`t help) Please fix this problem, developer, cause this app is SO great when it`s working!
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 19 May 2005
I am having the same problem, except I get no "connection error". iTaf will start up iTunes now but it cant make it start playing music....
Major bummer, now I have to use my ugly alarm clock and wake up to a shrill "EEKKK..EEKKK..EEKKK"
Please please please fix this.
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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:16 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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iTaf ... Wake up with your favorite music! iTaf is a simple and easy to use alarm clock working with iTunes. Features:
  • Set reminders, countdowns, and alarms within iTunes.
  • Wake or Start the computer upon alarm.
  • Enhanced alarm options such as volume's fade in and out, days off manager, etc...
  • iTunes specific options such as repeat, shuffle and visuals effects, etc...
  • Improved International localizations : English, French, Italian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese.
  • iTaf is Universal Binary.


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