iMote
iMote
2.3.2

4.9

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

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate iMote?
0.0
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
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.
Free

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
This app is no longer supported by it's developer. You can find similar apps here.

Downloaded & Installed 16,327 times

Similar apps
Bowtie
Bowtie
Control iTunes with keyboard shortcuts; last.fm integration.
Is this app is similar to Bowtie? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
10
Total score
0
Downvotes
SizzlingKeys
SizzlingKeys
iTunes controller.
Is this app is similar to SizzlingKeys? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
7
Total score
0
Downvotes
Synergy
Synergy
Adds iTunes controls to your menubar (beta).
Is this app is similar to Synergy? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
GimmeSomeTune
GimmeSomeTune
iTunes current song info in a floating window.
Is this app is similar to GimmeSomeTune? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
iTunesMenu
iTunesMenu
Menubar item iTunes controller.
Is this app is similar to iTunesMenu? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes