iScrobbler
iScrobbler
2.2.1

2.5

iScrobbler free download for Mac

iScrobbler2.2.1

25 February 2010

Alternative to the official last.fm client.

Overview

iScrobbler... An alternative to the bloat-ware that is the "official" last.fm client.

Features:

  • Full Radio support.
  • Integrated iPod support.
  • Local Scrobble lists and profile charts.
  • Scriptable
  • Minimal or full detail interface - your choice.
  • Native OS X app - no intermediate code to slow things down.
  • Stable and lightweight.
  • Lots of other goodies.

What's new in iScrobbler

Version 2.2.1:
  • Regression - Podcast and track filters are working once more.
  • "My Radio" is now available for non-subscribers.
  • More Local Charts issues with DST time switch.
  • Version check no longer nags if it gets a connection error during an auto-check.

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How would you rate iScrobbler app?

34 Reviews of iScrobbler

3
Threedee912
25 July 2008
Version: 2.2b5

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iScrobbler used to be good, but the developer has been extremely arrogant when it comes to dealing with all the memory leaks this app has, saying "All apps should allocate as much memory to themselves as possible, as OS X will manage it better.", which is false. The app eats up resources and is slow at times, but seems to do it's job OK.
(5)
1
Jynto
11 December 2013
Version: 2.2.1
This app made iTunes behave like a jack-in-the-box. More often than not when I quit iTunes, it would just bounce on my dock and start back up again. It was REALLY annoying. Force-quitting it made it come back faster. After searching for half an hour and removing plugins and changing settings in iTunes, I found that the problem went away entirely when I closed iScrobbler. This alone makes iScrobbler unusable. I would sooner use last.fm's bloated official client than this buggy piece of crap. Uninstalled.
(0)
jcraig
14 January 2010
Version: 2.2
Interesting that I installed version 2.3 of this thing back in Sept. 2009. Are we moving backward?
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2
Stormchild
06 December 2008
Version: 2.2.1b1
I can't deal with iScrobbler anymore. Every time a new song starts playing, iTunes beachballs for 5 seconds while iScrobbler polls it in some inefficient manner that holds everything up. As soon as I quit iScrobbler, the problem goes away. Need a new Last.fm client.
(4)
Darukaru
09 August 2008
Version: 2.2b5
The amount of virtual memory a process takes up (as displayed in Activity Monitor) is largely irrelevant. What does bother me is that iScrobbler randomly jumps to 300+ MB of real RAM use (even on a 3GB system this is nontrivial) and never goes down again until I quit the app and restart it.
(5)
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Threedee912
25 July 2008
Version: 2.2b5
iScrobbler used to be good, but the developer has been extremely arrogant when it comes to dealing with all the memory leaks this app has, saying "All apps should allocate as much memory to themselves as possible, as OS X will manage it better.", which is false. The app eats up resources and is slow at times, but seems to do it's job OK.
(5)
Grid-Splicer
05 July 2008
Version: 2.2b2
I have a PowerBook G4 with Leopard and it takes iScrobbler and incredible amount of time and processor crunching to appear in the menu bar.
(1)
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Joshewah
02 June 2008
Version: 2.2b2
This uses more virtual memory than Safari, and all I want it to do is sit in the background and upload the tracks I am listening to.
(2)
resuna
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2b2
I'm still using iScrobbler 1.5 because all the extra features added since have made it less stable and more cpu-hungry.
(3)
mswfujowdffyc
27 March 2008
Version: 2.1.1
oh, iScrobbler 2.1.2 beta 1 fixed it already. thank god.
(0)
mswfujowdffyc
27 March 2008
Version: 2.1.1
w0rd. the black notification box has to go.
(0)
Ponkass
13 March 2008
Version: 2.1.1
PLEASE, make it possible to diable the black pop-up box. It has to go.
(0)
Joshewah
12 March 2008
Version: 2.1.1
Can't tell if its sending my tracks or not. Don't see an option to manually send them. Don't see an option to turn off the notifications. They added more features but theres less options. Why do I have to have this app running all the time, can't I just run an app and it sends the info to the server? Plus, its not a "plugin" for itunes because it doesn't integrate with itunes at all. I would rather have it add an extra menu or menu item to itunes and start when itunes starts.
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Mdamli
09 March 2008
Version: 2.1.1
The popup notification window when a track has begun playing, or when you hover the menubar icon is extremely annoying. I don't want a huge black box suddenly popping up, disturbing my work, and there's no way to shut it off in Preferences. Most annoying feature ever.
(0)
resuna
28 February 2008
Version: 2.1
I'm still using the 1.5 series even on my Macbook. 2.x has not been reliable for me.
(0)
Tobiasg
14 February 2008
Version: 2.1b5
I just downloaded 2.1.0b5 and it tells me that my login is incorrect yet the icon will take me to my profile page. The little note icon is red - that mean anything?
(0)
2
Stormchild
13 January 2008
Version: 2.1b3
I've been using this for about a year and a half now. It's much better than running the whole bloated Last.fm software (which I have to say is really awful), but lately iScrobbler is going downhill too. I've been having a problem where it keeps queueing tracks for submission, but it won't actually send them until I quit iScrobbler and relaunch it. That's been happening since the last 1.x version; now we have "2.0" with a useless new "local lists" feature that seems like it will take a week of CPU time to finish computing its stats, and meanwhile that submission bug is still not fixed. Now in the last couple of betas, we have lost the "Statistics" menu item, so now I can't even tell how many tracks have not been submitted anymore. Meanwhile, the "loved/banned" feature has never really worked properly. After you add 10 songs to either of those lists, it stops letting you add any more. The UI has some major problems in that area too. iScrobbler seems to be getting worse with every release. I hope they turn it around soon. It used to at least be a good, lightweight tool for submitting tracks in the background, until that stopped working reliably too.
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Joshewah
08 January 2008
Version: 2.0
This isn't a plugin. I wish they would stop calling it a plugin. I want a real plugin that loads when itunes loads and does all this crap in the background. I don't want a menu item or program running in the background all the time. Silly.
(0)
2
Ubuntuking
20 September 2007
Version: 1.51b1
Program works ok. The setup is simple enough. I works excellent when it comes to scrobbling itunes songs, however when it comes to scrobbling tracks played on an ipod, the program only works half of the time. I have been used it for a long time, and it is a pattern I noticed. It prolly needs more work to make sure that it scrobbles ipods as well as it does itunes plays.
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Danio
17 September 2007
Version: 1.51b1
In truth I only installed this application yesterday, having previously used 'Scrobblepod', that said I am very pleased with 1Scrobbler. Installation went through smoothly as did set-up. I'm finding that iScrobblers interaction with iTunes is far better than Scrobblepod. I've always found 3 main disappointments with Scrobblepod, it locks up iTunes frequently for 5-second bursts immediately following completion of a song playing, it takes ages to submit data to Last.FM and it has a habit of switching on scrobbling when you have specifically turned it off, meaning that iPod tracks cannot be scrobbled correctly. iScrobbler happily submits track play data in a heartbeat, so fast you hardly see the indicator flash, it doesn't lock up or interfere with iTunes operations and so far (although only 24-hours experience) it's working smoothly.
(0)
Maury-McCown
17 September 2007
Version: 1.51b1
Glad to see it's still alive, but it keeps opening the iTunes main window. =/ Time to downgrade...
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4
Threedee912
16 September 2007
Version: 1.51b1
iScrobbler was the main AudioScrobbler plugin for Mac before the AS changed into Last.fm. I personally think the new client uses up more resources, which is why I am sticking with this one.
(0)
resuna
16 September 2007
Version: 1.51b1
OMG! I was so depressed when Last.FM said they were replacing iScrobbler with that pig-dog new application, and I've been sitting on the old version just because I didn't know it was still alive. Viva iScrobbler!
(0)
Loomers
12 August 2006
Version: 1.2.1t1
Ever since it was installed it has not worked, and by that I mean does-not-work. However It refuses to come off of my mac as well. I would truly appreciate it if anyone happens to have a solution?
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Anadart
30 July 2006
Version: 1.2.1t1
Great site and app. I've been using it for a few years now. Like it was said before you can disable the Menu if you want, but then lose some of the benefits.
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Comradecruz
29 July 2006
Version: 1.2.1t1
All of the people who say that it should not be in the menubar clearly have not looked into this issue. It is possible to disable the menubar item, you will however lose the ability to interact with the plugin (ie. You won't be able to tell when it's not connecting.)
(0)
4.5
Taskman
21 May 2006
Version: 1.2
A nice application, but I really don't like it taking room in my menubar too. Would it be possible to make a real iTunes plugin?
(0)
Swordfish
24 April 2006
Version: 1.2
If iScrobble is not updating your songs after upgrading from version 1.1.2, quit iScrobbler, delete the prefs in ~/Library/Preferences/org.flexistentialist.iscrobbler.plist , restart iScobbler. Problem gone!
(0)
Swordfish
21 April 2006
Version: 1.2
I agree with the 2 previous posters. iScrobbler should not use up menubar space, and ideally it would be a real iTunes plugin. And when will there be a version of iScrobbler that correctly updates the songs played on an iPod? The current behavior is very buggy.
(0)
Avetenebrae
20 April 2006
Version: 1.2
i completly agree with the previous comment. iScobbler is NOT an iTunes plugin. Make it a real iTunes plugins and i'll be so happy since audioscrobbler/last.fm is a great service !
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Anonymous
07 August 2005
Version: 1.0.1
This latest version has made the program a bit better, but it still is not an iTunes plugin. Just call it what it is or create a real plugin which will start along with itunes automatically and doesn't need to be run at start up and take up menubar space.
(0)
4.75
bcwinters
10 May 2005
Version: 1.0.1
The last version I reviewed here was 0.6.3 and iScrobbler has certainly improved in leaps and bounds since then. It now chugs away silently without complaint, reporting my playlists to Audioscrobbler perfectly. During the (sadly frequent) server outages, iScrobbler holds songs in its local database and then uploads them when the server comes back up. My only real complaint would be that this one-trick-pony uses around 26MB of RAM, about twice what Meteorologist or Synergy (the other menu bar add-ons I run regularly) use. Seems a little extreme for what should be a simple program.
(0)
splorp
22 March 2005
Version: 0.7.5
Use it. Love it. Note: Although the Audioscrobbler plug-ins page list the current version as 0.7.5, the current version of iScrobbler is 1.0.1
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5
Anonymous
06 February 2005
Version: 0.6.3
I din't have any problems with the plug in itself, it works just fine for me. the only problem is in last.fm/audioscrobbler.com itself the survers just can't handle so many users. other than that, the plug in works fine for me. no problems what so ever.
(0)
2.5
bcwinters
10 August 2004
Version: 0.6.3
Audioscrobbler & last.fm are undeniably cool services. So it's a pity that this utility works so poorly. It's listed as an iTunes plugin on the Audioscrobbler website, but it's actually a stand-alone application that you are meant to launch as a startup item. On first and second launch it did nothing; on the third try it did create its menu item as I expected. But the preferences wouldn't work until I restarted and tried it again. Finally! Success! But five minutes later, it forgot my account password. I gave up. iChatStatus has been feeding my iTunes information reliably and continuously for months; it's a pity iScrobbler can't get the same data uploaded where it needs to go to make Audioscrobbler's services useful for iTunes users.
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Free

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32

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