Netflix Freak
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Manage your Netflix account.   Shareware ($15.00)
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Netflix Freak is a full-featured Mac OS X application for managing your rental queue that enhances the Netflix experience. The program offers many unique features not available on the Netflix website:
  • Rearrange your queue using drag-n-drop or copy-n-paste
  • Intelligently shuffle your rental queue while keeping movie series in order
  • Push movies to the top or bottom of your queue in one action
  • One-click adding of movies to the top or bottom of your queue
  • Select all DVDs that belong to a series for easy rearrangement or deletion
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What's New
Version 2.6.3:
  • [Bug Fix] Hang on launch for some users upgrading from earlier versions
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later, Netflix account.



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Netflix Freak User Discussion (Write a Review)
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geopick commented on 05 Sep 2008
I think NetFlix should make an effort to support third party developers who want to enable client access to their service. Freak was an early, useful tool. It would be great to see something like this for the iPhone, if it doesn't already exist.
[Version 2.6.3]


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Adonsa commented on 25 Aug 2008
It's commendable that refunds are being offered.

Letting a product go orphan without a plan to convey the source code and further development, to another developer, is not.

The netflix website is a pain to use, and Netflix Freak serves an important purpose.

The Netflix Freak developer should have arranged a successor developer (even Netflix) PRIOR to making it go orphan; or the source code should be provided to a responsible developer in the Open Source community.

Abandoning a software is serious. Abandoning software reflects negatively upon the entire shareware and commercial developer community.

The impact of software abandonment upon users is very significant and conveys distrust. The greatest word processor for any microcomputer [in its time] was Fullwrite, orphoned by Borland, International after they bought it from Ashton Tate. Heroic efforts on the part of buyers, to persuade Phillipe Kahn to revive it, fell on deaf ears. Another was Claris Emailer, in its time, it was the greatest email software in existance. Apple ordered the product abandoned, and ignored the efforts of the vast "Save Emailer" campaign.

Recommendations:

-- Talk to the Netflix staff, ask them to revive and continue upgrades to Netflix Freak.

-- Talk to certified Apple Developers, ask the Apple staff to help identify a developer that can give the product a future.

-- Talk to open source developers.

-- Recognize, that the Netflix web page sux when it comes to managing the queue list.

-- If necessary, release the source code into the public domain.

-- You have a good product, do the right thing toward getting it a future.
[Version 2.6.3]

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WCityMike replied on 30 Aug 2008
Hear hear.
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Igaucho replied on 09 Oct 2008
Good thing I stopped using this app. I didn't even realize that it had been discontinued! It would have been nice if they had emailed paying customers to let them know about this.
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ffass commented on 25 Jun 2007
Netflix's queue now has drag and drop so this app no longer offers distinguishing features.
[Version 2.5.3]


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complex_person commented on 28 Mar 2007
I bought this a couple of years ago and it was great. Since then, NetFlix has done wonders with there website making this just not worth using anymore.
[Version 2.5.2]


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Orion-Mk.-V commented on 28 Mar 2007
Nicely done app, just not really necessary.
[Version 2.5.2]


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Oscar74 commented on 28 Mar 2007
Because no one uses it. :)
[Version 2.5.2]


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Patddfan88 commented on 23 Feb 2007
how come there is nothing for Blockbuster Online yet???
[Version 2.5.1]


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DancingSea reviewed on 08 Dec 2005
I really wanted to like this app and buy it for the sake of supporting the Mac community, but in the end, I just couldn't get into it. For me, managing my que is not a big deal. Browse for movies, add them to the que, rearrange the que every once in awhile. I don't need any management abilities beyond those basics. In that light, the Net Flix website is sufficient.

Imho, on the browsing and searching for movies front (most important to me), NetFlix.com is vastly superior to this application. At NetFlix.com I prefer the little mini blurbs that appear one you rollover the movie title. I also like the way NetFlix.com displays the movie description, user reviews, and various critic reviews all on the same page. It's simply more dynamic, and in my experience, loads faster than NetFlix Freak.

Yes, NetFlix Freak allows easy connections to Rotten Tomatoes, but that's about the only advantage, for my type of usage, that I could find. Simply not worth $15, imho.

Perhaps this app would make sense if I had a household with multiple users and the need to juggle those accounts.

YMMV, give it a try, you may like it. But until NetFlix Freak provides me with a noticeably better browsing experience than NetFlix.com, I'll have to pass.
[Version 2.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
Netflix freak is a must have for any Mac user with a Netflix account! It allows you to not only see your queue but also movies out, a complete history, and it gives you the ability to search for movies right from the application.

Probably the nicest features that aren't available from the web are the drag and drop functionality for not only reordering your queue but also for moving movies between different household member's queues.

Also it's nice to be able switch between profiles simply without the need for inputting passwords every time.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 May 2005
I've been a member of Netflix for years(must be going on 5 or 6 years now) and It's always been great, though the site wasn't geared toward the way I always liked to move movies around in my queue. Netflix Freak is worth every penny. From the moment I tried it, it worked great. Nabbed the information fast, let me rearange my movies by drag and drop. The value only keeps growing with cut/paste support between queues(I have seperate queue's for tv shows and movies so it's great to be able to shuffle things between them). Granted if you don't watch that many movies from netflix this may not be as useful to you, but bottom line is if you are an avid Netflix user you owe it to your self to buy this app.
[Version 2.1]


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Igaucho had trouble on 19 Mar 2008
I've tried using the last couple versions and after the initial installation they work fine, but afterwards they crash constantly when the application tries to login my account. I've tried to completely remove and reinstall Netflix Freak, but I experience the same behavior.
[Version 2.6.3]

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WCityMike replied on 03 Apr 2008
Try disabling drag-and-drop within your Netflix account.
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Version Downloads:5,409
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:24 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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Netflix Freak is a full-featured Mac OS X application for managing your rental queue that enhances the Netflix experience. The program offers many unique features not available on the Netflix website:
  • Rearrange your queue using drag-n-drop or copy-n-paste
  • Intelligently shuffle your rental queue while keeping movie series in order
  • Push movies to the top or bottom of your queue in one action
  • One-click adding of movies to the top or bottom of your queue
  • Select all DVDs that belong to a series for easy rearrangement or deletion
  • Add notes to individual movies
  • Unlimited undo of queue rearrangements
  • Search all of your queues by movie title
  • Create and assign custom categories to movies in your queue
  • Create and assign renter names to movies in your queue
  • Easily look up movies on Google Movies, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and Amazon
  • Switch between profiles without needing to re-enter your password
  • Cut/Copy and Paste to move items from one profile's queue to another
  • Import your rental history to keep track of more than the last 90 days of rentals
  • View all Netflix data for a movie in a single-window interface
  • Super-fast searching of the Netflix catalog
  • Support for all of Netflix's RSS feeds (Recommendations, New releases, Top 100, etc)
  • Applescript access to all your Netflix movie data


This product comes with a full-featured 30-day trial period.


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