iMote
iMote
2.3.2
4.9
0.0
iMote free download for Mac

iMote for Mac2.3.2

17 August 2009

Control iTunes via hotkeys and menubar.

What is iMote for Mac

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 in iMote

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
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Ben42
Ben42
Jan 6 2008
2.2.1
0.0
Jan 6 2008
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
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.
Jobby
Jobby
Oct 28 2007
2.2.1
4.8
Oct 28 2007
4.8
Version: 2.2.1
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 :)
Irchamandy
Irchamandy
Sep 16 2007
2.2.1
0.0
Sep 16 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
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.
hced
hced
Jan 21 2007
2.2.1
5.0
Jan 21 2007
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
Absolutely fantastic, and free!! Thanks. A few requests: - Keyboard shortcut for changing Albums! - No more .sitx files for the program distributions ;)
Dabigdjin
Dabigdjin
Jan 18 2007
2.2.1
5.0
Jan 18 2007
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
Awesome...simply the best.
anonymous-aardvark-2081
anonymous-aardvark-2081
Oct 31 2006
2.2.1
0.0
Oct 31 2006
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
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.
Sidetracked
Sidetracked
Aug 15 2006
2.2.1
4.5
Aug 15 2006
4.5
Version: 2.2.1
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.
Jobby
Jobby
Jun 17 2006
2.2.1
4.8
Jun 17 2006
4.8
Version: 2.2.1
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 :)
Pedro-Fardilha
Pedro-Fardilha
Apr 20 2006
2.2.1
5.0
Apr 20 2006
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
Simply the best!
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2005
2.2
4.8
Aug 29 2005
4.8
Version: 2.2
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 28 2005
2.1
4.8
Jul 28 2005
4.8
Version: 2.1
great! the best one iTunes controller I've tried....
Guest
Guest
May 31 2005
2.0
4.8
May 31 2005
4.8
Version: 2.0
Very good iTunes controller, does things elegantly for free where others charge. Strange thing is that sometimes the floater will not show up on song change... I tried quitting iMote 2, switching some features off and on again, I tried quitting iTunes, to no avail. Do I have to log out to get it working again? The key combos work still fine, however. Cool software!
Guest
Guest
May 30 2005
2.0
4.8
May 30 2005
4.8
Version: 2.0
. Very nice. Does the key things that Synergy does but is free. Here are a few things that would be nice if added: 1) Allow floater to be up until I tell it to go away. (I use this feature to always show me whats playing as I work) 2) Floater should be allowed to be postioned anywhere on the screen. 3) Floater should be allowed to resize. 4) Customized fonts? 5) Customized song info (time, genre, album, artist, rating etc.) 6) And here is an idea that I have yet to see, a party mode. Where the screen is black and you have all the floater info in the center of the screen extra large with big album art. That way everyone can see what is playing on the screen.
Guest
Guest
May 30 2005
2.0
4.8
May 30 2005
4.8
Version: 2.0
Forget any other iTunes remote! If you need a simple, elegant, light remote for iTunes, try iMote 2.0. I used iMote 1.2 since months, then I switched to other iTunes remote because version 1.2 was missing some interesting features. This is not true anymore. This long awaited release I best than ever. I JUST LOVE THIS SOFTWARE. Big thanks to the developer.
Guest
Guest
May 15 2005
1.2
4.8
May 15 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2
Works exactly as it claims on 10.3.9. No problems with quitting iTunes as another user reported. It relaunches if you hit the shortcut key, but this isn't a problem... it's kind of convenient. Free, stable, functional. Without the delay of Logitech keyboard buttons. What else to say?
Guest
Guest
Oct 27 2004
1.2
4.8
Oct 27 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
This would be even better if you could assign keyboard shortcuts to all the other functions, say, Synergy has.
Guest
Guest
Jun 24 2004
1.2
4.8
Jun 24 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
issues/bugs: -itunes can not be quitted if imote is loaded. If quitted it starts up over itself. Must be quit by process-viewer by force-quit! -itunes starts up automatically at login!
Guest
Guest
Jun 21 2004
1.2
0.0
Jun 21 2004
0.0
Version: 1.2
i thhink this is a great app for OS X and works fine on my 10.3.4 build
Guest
Guest
Jun 17 2004
1.2
4.8
Jun 17 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
Seems to be buggy sometimes, but I'm not sure exactly what the circumstances are. Things I noticed were iMote getting confused of what song was playing and losing funtionality of previous song key or volume.
Guest
Guest
Jun 14 2004
1.2
4.8
Jun 14 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
Play/Pause does not work. Just interrupts the current track for a short moment. cntrl opt cmd v launches the menu twice in the menu bar. Once with the current song info on top. Once without any info.
Guest
Guest
Apr 26 2004
1.2
4.8
Apr 26 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
iMote... does what it says on the can. Very simple, very easy, no overhead.
Guest
Guest
Feb 8 2004
1.2
4.8
Feb 8 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
iMote 1.2 opens automatically iTunes at startup.. i think this is a little bug!
Guest
Guest
Feb 7 2004
1.2
4.8
Feb 7 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
I'm just like to say that in my opinnion X-Tunes is completely different from iMote.
Guest
Guest
Feb 7 2004
1.2
4.8
Feb 7 2004
4.8
Version: 1.2
This is similar to x-tunes. U can find it here. Personally i think that x-tunes is better than this one. Both are very similar and both get the task of easy itunes control done very well.
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2004
1.1
4.8
Jan 13 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1
You won't think you need iMote until you use it... it makes itunes SO much easier to use.
Guest
Guest
Jan 9 2004
1.1
0.0
Jan 9 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1
Wow! I was really missing this functionality in iTunes - and iMote gave it to me. The fact that you can't change the hot keys is no problem since the key combination is very easy to remember and does not interfere with any programs I've used (in fact I even hit the iMote keys when being in iTunes now). Also, I would like to point out that iMote's reaction time is great! Even when two programs are launching parallely iMote reacts immediatly when I hit the buttons. Great, great piece of software!
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2003
1.1
4.8
Nov 15 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1
Wow, so simple yet so helpful. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Nov 10 2003
1.0.1
4.8
Nov 10 2003
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
this is wonnderful, does what it says, blah blah blah. the simple key combo is beautiful. it's so beautiful I want to hide it from my girlfriend like it's porn. I love it because I don't have fumble with my damn trackpad. I'd suggest a way to hide the menubar icon, but that's just me. MORGAN YOU'RE MY HERO!!!
Wen-Tzu
Wen-Tzu
Nov 9 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Nov 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
iMote does what it claims. It's fast, simple, very handy and much cheaper than the bulky alternatives (eg. Synergy). Great app! :)
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2003
1.0.1
4.8
Nov 9 2003
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
Doesn't work on my G3 10.1.5 (launches, but doesn't react to inputs).
Guest
Guest
Nov 9 2003
1.0.1
0.0
Nov 9 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Does exactly what I need it to do. Thanks to iMote, I can even control iTunes when my screensaver is running. It's quick, simple and convenient. It seems to work only with iTunes 4, but I don't mind.
Roger14
Roger14
Nov 9 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Nov 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Simple wonderful!
Guest
Guest
Sep 2 2003
1.0
4.8
Sep 2 2003
4.8
Version: 1.0
Very Very good product!
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2003
1.0
4.8
Aug 18 2003
4.8
Version: 1.0
It works for me, simple, cool!
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2003
1.0
0.0
Aug 17 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
Hmmm... It's entirely simple code... I'm pretty sure you're just not using it correctly... ;)
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2003
1.0
4.8
Aug 17 2003
4.8
Version: 1.0
rubbish. simpley DOES NOT WORK.
Bigbadvoo
Bigbadvoo
Aug 16 2003
1.0
0.0
Aug 16 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
Would be cool as one of the only remotes that doesn't require 10.2, but didn't work on my iBook 300, 10.1.5 w/o BSD.
Free
4.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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