PowerController
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Your dependable iTunes alarm clock.   Shareware ($9.95)
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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
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later





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Bob-Weiner commented on 06 Nov 2007
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.
[Version 2.1.3]


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Majestik commented on 12 Apr 2006
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
[Version 2.0]

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Keaka Jackson (developer) replied on 13 Apr 2006
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
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Jeff-H. commented on 12 Jan 2006
Great Software...

The only thing is that sometimes, even when I have an event unchecked it still wakes my computer at that exact time.
[Version 1.7]

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Keaka Jackson (developer) replied on 11 Apr 2006
This issue has been fixed in PowerController 1.7.1. Download the newest version and check it out!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2005
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).
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Sep 2005
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 commented on 01 Sep 2005
I guess the thought hasn't occurred to you that you should have sent this directly to the developer?
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Mar 2003
Wonderful idea, but the Interface needs work. It's FUGLY.
[Version 1.0b2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Mar 2003
This thing is amazing...really...Best Alarm Clock ever.
[Version 1.0b2]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Jul 2004
Astro-Turf.
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Downloads:9,111
Version Downloads:1,546
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:05 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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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 run a script
  • Set a different wake time and playlist for every day of the week!
  • You may schedule an unlimited number of events
  • PowerController runs in the background -- there is no app hogging Dock space
  • Configurable via System Preferences
  • Admin password is NOT needed to set an alarm that wakes computer from sleep
  • Snooze feature
  • A status item may be kept in your menu bar for easy access to info about scheduled events
  • Free, unrestricted 30 day trial
PowerController can also be used to schedule times for your computer to go to sleep or wake up (without an iTunes alarm).


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