SizzlingKeys
SizzlingKeys
5.1.4

4.1

SizzlingKeys free download for Mac

SizzlingKeys5.1.4

22 October 2014

iTunes controller.

Overview

SizzlingKeys Lets you control iTunes without leaving your current application. Control all aspects of iTunes with hot keys that are fully-customizable via an intuitive user interface.

Note: The Pro version available on the App Store via the 'Buy' link above is a standalone application rather than a preference pane.

What's new in SizzlingKeys

Version 5.1.4:
  • Toggle Shuffle now works correctly with iTunes 12.

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129 Reviews of SizzlingKeys

Hazmat
09 October 2008
Version: 3.2.6

Most helpful

This utility is so great that I registered it without even needing the pro features, just to support the developer.
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Grendel27
04 July 2020
Version: 5.1.4
It no longer works with Catalina.
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Cocolero
29 October 2019
Version: 5.1.4
Not compatible with 10.10 - and I miss it
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ylluminate
27 August 2019
Version: 5.1.4
This was the best. I hate macOS Catalina (10.15). Apple is a shameful beast that really has no need to do what they do (coming from myself who is an OS developer). On the hunt to replace this precious gem that's served me for as long as I remember.
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5
Juliend2
06 July 2015
Version: 5.1.4
Does what it says. And does it well.
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4.5
Gscot
25 June 2014
Version: 5.1.3
i think this thing is indispensable for me in the way I use a computer. You may be different though. For me, I'm most frequently running other programs while also running and listening to iTunes. It's a tricky program that allows you to run a background program with out going to that background program. SizzlingKeys lets me do one thing more frequently instead of two.
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5
Brooklyn-Al
18 June 2013
Version: 5.1
Great program works on Mavericks, though, the banner is sometimes translucent and harder to see. Happens on occasion when using iTunes 11.0.4/Mavericks. Is an update in the works for Mavericks?
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5
steelie
14 May 2013
Version: 5.1
I’m sure it’s bad form to write a review then follow up with a completely contradicting one, but I can’t figure out how to edit a review I’ve already made. So, this will have to do. SizzingKeys is definitely a 5-star app for me. I’ve tried a bunch of other ones—Synergy, Bowtie, Alfred, etc.—but none of them are as feature-rich as SizzlingKeys. As far as I know, none of he others will let you fast forward incrementally through songs, engage and disable shuffle or loop, plus all the other standard functions the other ones let you do (paid version features). I was complaining about the app in my previous review as it was PAINFULLY sluggish, but the more I thought about the more I realized it was only since I had upgraded to Mountain Lion, and that other apps were sluggish too. THEN I realized that most of the one that had become sluggish around the same time were all set as startup/login items in my system preferences. Suppressing these apps at startup and launching them right after made them as good as new! Including SizzlingKeys! I’ve been using it for almost a week without issue. It’s back to the near-instant responsiveness I remember from when the app was packaged as a preference pane. I love this app again!
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2.5
steelie
07 May 2013
Version: 5.1
I used to be a huge fan of this app but I have to take back my “Works perfectly fine…” comment in reply to a earlier review. When it works, it works quite well but it’s been lagging horribly lately. And more often than not. I can press any of the commands a number of times with no reaction from the app. However, when I switch to iTunes to take care of it myself, it will rapid-fire the commands I had previously tapped. @M_Wilke below was right… the preference pane version was way better. Frustrating. FWIW, Alfred is not a great replacement as it only gives you a fraction of the iTunes control that SizzlingKeys does. Giving the Bowtie app a go.
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Cocolero
13 February 2013
Version: 5.0.4
Play controls work with iTunes 11 as long as you don't let the track finish. There is a bug that conflicts with the latest Up Next feature that iTunes uses. No workaround yet. Going to check out Alfred in the meantime
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5
Brooklyn-Al
07 October 2012
Version: 5.0.4
Great program! I like being able to see the iTunes pop-up notification on Snow Leopard; though, I have one question, a small program was included called "uninstall"--is that an uninstaller for Sizzlingkeys?
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5
M-Wilke
30 March 2012
Version: 5.0.2
I liked it a bit better as a preference pane, but it's still a fine app. The only thing I'd change is that I'd like a check box to turn off the quit notification so a shut down can go through without needing attention like what we've been used to in the past.
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Mr-Leo
22 March 2012
Version: 5.0.2
SizzlingKeys 5.0.2 has many bugs. SizzlingKeys 5.0.2 is inferior in quality compared with SizzlingKeys 4.2 (PreferencePane). I gave up continuing using SizzlingKeys. I found more outstanding Bowtie. Bowtie is far simple and more smart. And it is free. My system : Mac OS X 10.6.8 iTunes 10.6
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5
Winco
20 March 2012
Version: 5.0.1
Excellent app. Does what it is supposed to do.
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5
Ajoerg
17 March 2012
Version: 5.0.1
I like the skip backward by XX seconds feature. It is nice for listening to audio books
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5
JanKomar
15 March 2012
Version: 5.0.1
I like it much!
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5
TheSpiceIsLife
11 January 2012
Version: 4.2
Now I don't feel like iTunes is missing something
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4.5
taja
06 January 2012
Version: 4.2
Great app, great price probably the best itunes controller available. Having said that, coverart still occasionally doesn't display properly. Also, please, please, add a lyrics overlay/window (a v. minimal one that looks like the one found in the now sadly defunct Gimmesometune). Then lots of us wouldn't have to keep looking for new itunes controllers!
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4.5
ptolyguy
15 September 2011
Version: 4.2
Great Software. Very useful for controlling my iTunes.
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5
eightball
25 August 2011
Version: 4.2
Great, and so cheap!
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5
Jaredcm
14 August 2011
Version: 4.2
Excellent app. it has everything I need to control iTunes from my keyboard.
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4.5
Briand
16 July 2011
Version: 4.1.2
What's to say? It does what it says cleanly and efficiently. The free version doesn't expire, so download and try it. Once you do, you'll know why I paid the $5 registration fee and gave it 5 stars.
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5
Eodtech
07 March 2011
Version: 4.1.2
SizzlingKey for controlling iTunes is something Apple should have included with iTunes! The ability to control ALL iTunes functions from the Desktop with a variety of keys combinations makes life a lot easier. Period - end of story. Do yourself a favor and buy the Bundle of 9 applications ( ALL are winners in my book ) for $40. Between SnapnDrag and File Chute ( BOTH received 4 Mice ratings from Macworld ) you'll be satisfied with the bundle , plus "PRO" upgrades to 4 of the applications in the bundle! - I also use YemuZip for a drag and drop solution to making ZIP files. I have used a number of screen capture utilities over the years and I keep going back to SnapnDrag , for it's simplicity in getting the job done. Works 100% of the time, 3 option choices cover ALL of my needs. I highly recommend SnD for your screen capture needs. I also use a number of other applications from Yellow Mug Software, and they ALL are winners! I am in no way connected with YMS or any of it's employees, I am a 100% satisfied customer. Give their products a test drive, it's not going to cost you any $$$ and I am sure you will be pleasantly
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5
Bob-Loblah
29 December 2010
Version: 4.1
makes iTunes light & nimble - outstanding Pros: Stable. (I am on v4.x) Key combinations control iTunes & work everywhere. Can rate songs on the fly *easily* Nice looking HUD showing the currently song, album, artist/band, and rating. Shows album artwork too. All looks very smooth and mac-like. Cons: I just can't think of anything wrong. Just FYI, it installs as a preference pane, not an app. (not really a con) Summary: Virtually perfect. Useful, stable, and fun. Nice Mac level quality & polish. Candidly, I think the developer could charge for the free version. Today, I paid for a family Pro license, even though the free features were all I needed. I enjoy this software so much, I decided I had to support this developer.
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5
Verity
14 December 2010
Version: 4.1
I love all the possible shortcuts! I have used SizzlingKeys for years, and still it's my absolute favorite iTunes controller. I don't need Growl in general, so a simple convenient floater with just enough configuration options is what made SizzlingKeys the best for me.
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4.5
Mail3
10 December 2010
Version: 4.1
How can I change my 4.5 to 5? I just missed the right spot to click! This tool is simply awesome! I use it since many years now and love it. It works flawlessly in my workflow (Photoshop, Indesign etc.) and distinguishes between my PS functions (SPACE-ALT) and my playing preferences for iTunes (ALT-SPACE)! I don't have to move my hand and controll everything perfectly. I love the configurable "jump X seconds" function. It is so handy when listening a lot to audio books while working. Sometimes the phone rings and ich just hit 2 buttons and get back to where I lost the storyline. PURR-FECT! Embedding this as a prefs-pane is the best choice. Author response is quick and friendly … what else is there to say? One of my most favourite tools (together with Launchbar), couldn't miss it and loved to pay some bucks for the pro functions!
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5
Cgc
11 November 2010
Version: 4.0.2
Great app but I really wish the floater windows would all come up at the same size regardless of title, inclusion of artwork, etc. I don't like that the floater is always a different size when I change from song to song. Other than that, this is the best unobtrusive iTunes controller out there...love it!
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Hachepunto
11 September 2010
Version: 4.0.2
SizzlingKeys es una aplicación increíble para controlar iTunes. Absolutamente recomendable
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5
Dabeech
09 August 2010
Version: 4.0.2
This is the first app I tell my friends to get when they switch to using a mac. The notifications are pretty and elegant and customizable. The preference pane is well laid-out. If you're at all a keyboard-oriented person in terms of interacting with your computer, this is the perfect way to control your itunes. Even if you're not, you should give it a shot: I've found no better and less-intrusive way to switch tracks / play and pause / see what's currently playing. And with the pro upgrade you can also skip forward or backward within the current song by a customizable number of seconds -- great if you're trying to learn a tune by ear. I currently have a keyboard without the built-in itunes controls that apple added a few years ago. When I get a new mac I think I'll find a way to disable those and use sizzlingkeys instead -- it's that good.
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5
Edeardorff
05 June 2010
Version: 4.0.1
This app is the only way I control iTunes while working on my Mac. It's got great functionality, is simple to use, it's completely unobtrusive, and has been rock-solid stable. When I visit other macs, they feel very lacking until the hot key functionality of SizzlingKeys is there (thanks to the fantastic free version)! The developer actually responded to my feature request in a timely manner and has actively kept compatibility current with new versions of iTunes and OS updates. Upgraded to Pro not because the free version is lacking, but to support the developer.
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4
Tq-White-Ii
08 May 2010
Version: 4.0.1
I am a very fickle user of these kinds of utilities. I download the free version, mess with it for a while and then blow it off. If the utility does something useful after all, it has to make it past the next barrier: I will probably forget about it entirely. Even if I remember, I am very reluctant to become dependent on something that I am going to have to remember to install on my next computer. I'm sort of a prude this way. So, Sizzling Keys overcame a lot to get me to choke up the five bucks to show my appreciation. Over the last year that it's been installed on my computer, I've slowly added it to my habit pattern. Starting with turning music on and off, then wanting to see what song was playing, then to skip a track, I found myself thinking, this is a great thing. I'll always want this on my computer. So I paid and, with this note, I'd like to offer my sincere appreciation to the author(s). This is a good piece of software. Thank you for your hard work.
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5
Gordonchil
22 March 2010
Version: 4.0.1
Excellent app. The customizable keystrokes keep my fingers on home row, so I can control iTunes with simple keystrokes. I use this app every day. The developer is very involved in the progression of this product. You won't be disappointed in the purchase of the pro version.
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5
Mac-Andy
01 November 2009
Version: 3.3.7
this is one of my must have. I use it all the day to remote control iTunes. Thanks for such a perfect app!
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5
Cdavec
09 October 2009
Version: 3.3.6
App does what it advertises and well! I work from home and listen to music. I need a quick way to interact with Music when calls come in, etc. This app is great! I'm looking forward to the 64-bit version!
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Killsapo
07 October 2009
Version: 3.3.6
on this new version 3.3.6, floater sticks on the screen, doesn't fade away for me. gotta stop and restart sk to get rid of the floater...
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5
Steven-Goodheart
18 September 2009
Version: 3.3.5
Yet another terrific app from Yellow Mug Software. My Microsoft Intellitype keyboard just went on the fritz, and I really missed being able to hit a button on the keyboard to control iTunes, or switch to it, but with SizzlingKeys, I'm doing things just as fast, plus I have even more control over what happens in iTunes, from anywhere. The Yellow Mug Software Bundle was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up, and the extra Pro features for SizzlingKeys are just icing on the cake. Highly recommended!
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5
Andreas-Halberg
16 September 2009
Version: 3.3.5
This is a great piece of software and I use it all the time, without ever having any problems. I wrote a mail suggesting a feature, and within a few hours I got a reply, that said he would look into it. Fantastic!
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5
Sun-Zen
04 September 2009
Version: 3.3.5
The best, I also have a license
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Superman-S
23 August 2009
Version: 3.3.5
The Best :) I even have a license, I love
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cregox
14 August 2009
Version: 3.3.5
Very nice little app that should even be built in the System Preferences in Leopard (Mac OS 10.5). I'm missing few things: - changing shortcut for brightness display - saving customized preferences to somehow export in another machine (keep in sync)... although this should work together with some other app instead of trying to built it in. - Open source! I'm trying for quite some time to know how this is done, and I'd love just to know how it's done, and why did I need a software to get it done. But I guess for this item I'll have to keep investing on my research. Other than that, does pretty much everything I wanted to and couldn't do with keyboard preferences. Specially nice "Floater" feature. You should sell this to apple integrate into snow leopard or maybe the next OS. :P
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5
Stephen-Washburn
29 June 2009
Version: 3.3.4
Excellent application... it has a relatively straightforward purpose... to bring keyboard controls to iTunes for those of us that don't have one of the new aluminum keyboards and this application does it very well. Additionally the display boxes showing the album artwork and information of the playing track is very nicely done, and the free version (which I have used extensively until recently when I upgraded to the paid version to support the develoepr) works very well. I have been impressed by the level of updates done to the application and the level of functionality provided in the free version. Top notch developer, top notch application... keep it up!
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4
Frederico
24 June 2009
Version: 3.3.3
SizzlingKeys 3.3.1 is darn near perfect. It doesn't cram in all the features that other iTunes managers do (and don't believe for a moment it doesn't have plenty!) but that's part of what makes it great. Its Floater is the prettiest, most elegant, most reliable, responsive and CPU-friendly one of them all. The ease in which you can set nearly all the useful keystrokes most users ever need to control iTunes (and more!) and stay productive in their primary tasks is a tribute to the developer's sense of what makes for a good Mac product. The newer features, such as Select Playlist and Find Song were welcome surprises to a longtime user; I don't know how long they were hiding in there while I have been using my own clunky AppleScripts with Growl an GeekTool to do the same. Perhaps to the developer's discredit, is that he gives away for free far more than he should. The result, I would guess, is thousands of super-satisfied users who never cough up the measly five bucks for this gem of a program, and perhaps keeps the developer from adding more features, some of them desperately overdue, such as support for half-star ratings. The developer might argue that one can get free or paid support for at least assigning half-stars from a plethora of other sources, but that the Floater still doesn't display them is baffling to me; we've had them available in iTunes (via hack only since iTunes 8?) for more than a couple of years now. iTunes has always supported numerical rating values (0-100), and it's time for SK to catch up. I'd also like to see support for display of Lyrics, and support to display more song tags, such as Composer (for classical and Jazz listening), Year, Genre (and a hot key to correct on the fly), BPM, Duration, Time Elapsed/Remaining, Comments, and more for the Floater. It would also be nice if you could toggle the Floater size (and position) and Album Artwork display on the fly, as well. But don't let these feature requests make you think that there isn't plenty of power already in SK. If you haven't already downloaded and started using it for free, you're missing out on the party for no good reason. I have no use for the few features Yellow Mug reserves for its SK Pro users. But anyone who makes use of more than just the basic play/pause/next/etc. controls, especially if you use the Floater or the ratings, and doesn't kick out the fiver YM asks for to unlock the six out of more than thirty available controls, should be ashamed of themselves. I am ashamed of myself, honestly; I haven't purchased a license in a few years, and I just got around to ordering a Family Pack (only because it gave a couple more bucks to Yellow Mug), for the ridiculously low price of $6.95 for five seats; and I plan to buy another family pack for home when I return. I use it on more than one machine, and I probably should buy a Pro license for at least my two primary machines, that's for sure, in spite of the fact I don't and won't use the Pro features. Frankly, I wouldn't mind at all paying an annual subscription fee to make sure it at least stays functional and bug free as Mac OS X evolves, and I would gladly pay more if it keeps giving me new and useful tools. I'd like to give SK 3.3.1 five stars, but as much as I rely on it, I have to penalize its own lack of support for the same feature by at least a half star. So, like SK, even though I am granting 4.5 stars, this review will only display 4. Frederico 2009.06.24
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5
Str1f3
18 June 2009
Version: 3.3.3
This is an unbelievable app! It is by far the best iTunes controller. It gives you control over every imaginable shortcut to iTunes and system shortcuts like screen lock, system volume and others. The only flaw that I see is a shortcut to show lyrics and if possible, a shortcut to iTunes visualizations. Otherwise it would be perfect. For those that want lyrics fetched go here: http://dougscripts.com/itunes/ iI is an AppleScript that uses lyricswiki just like gimmesometune and you don't have to play the song to get the lyrics. You can also do a batch of songs at once. Please add show lyrics support.
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Zephyris
18 June 2009
Version: 3.3.3
This is the best app ever. Thanks developer for the freeware.
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4
Yuletide
01 May 2009
Version: 3.3.1
Nice piece of software, but it lacks the one thing I really needed it for... assigning half-star ratings! Seems I'll have to stick with Quicksilver for now (since Synergy Advance died)
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5
Cafeine
13 April 2009
Version: 3.3
Sizzling Keys functionality should come with mac os x natively... I am designing webpages and handle multiple programs such Dreamweaver, photoshop, safari, firefox all open the same time. When designing I like to hear music from iTunes in random. It's so annoying having to switch to iTunes everytime in order to skip a song etc. Sizzlingkeys rocks!!!!
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5
taja
14 January 2009
Version: 3.2.7
Extremely clear and simple to set up through a pane in System Preferences, and highly customisable. Displays album art reliably and It does everything all the many myriad other iTunes controllers do, but seems to be more reliable and stable. Let's you rate the currently playing song using a keyboard shortcut - without this I doubt I would ever rate my tracks. The closest competitor for ease of use, features and stability seems to be the excellent GimmeSomeTune (http://www.macupdate.com/reviews.php?id=20412), but I think Sizzling Key's elegant pop-up notification looks a lot better than GimmeSomeTune's more cluttered, bezelled one. And Sizzling Keys has very slick playlist and search pop-ups, though to be honest I find switching to iTunes using the provided keyboard shortcut easier. I would like to request, however, two features, one small, one a bit more ambitious. GimmeSomeTune has both. a) the ability to only start when iTunes does, rather than upon system startup would be a boon. I realise this would require a small watcher daemon, but I still think it would be worth it. It's annoying to accidentally start iTunes by unintentionally pressing one of Sizzling Keys' keyboard shortcuts. b) The killer feature, which would stop me switching to GimmeSomeTune, would be the ability to fetch lyrics for the playing song and display in a similar transparent window. GimmeSomeTune's automatic search seems to work far more quickly and fetch many more lyrics than other similar applications, so implementation would v. good to top it. But it would make Sizzling Keys by far the best iTunes controller available. Here's hoping. Anyway, excellent app. This and GimmeSomeTune are the ones to get if you want an unobtrusive, powerful but easy to use iTunes controller.
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Hazmat
09 October 2008
Version: 3.2.6
This utility is so great that I registered it without even needing the pro features, just to support the developer.
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Macericg
26 August 2008
Version: 3.2.6
To the developers: Any chance of making SizzlingKeys compatible with QTtunes (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/27762)? Since iTunes is not compatible with streaming Windows Media/asx, I was forced to use the QuickTime browser for my radio stations. Now I use QTtunes and it works great -- but miss the SizzlingKeys control. Combine your two great apps and you've got a real one-two punch winner.
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Jazzaddict
12 August 2008
Version: 3.2.5
I just went to search around to see what other itunes controllers are out there. There were a lot. Some were well acclaimed. Some of them were pretty good. Despite the fact that some of them cost more than twice as much as SizzilingKeys and had some cool fancy features, I hurried back to Sizzling Keys real quick. It's a nice app for a fair price. Not to to mention I think it's the only .app I saw where you can move the floater with the mouse. That's killer.
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5
Smooshipantz
25 July 2008
Version: 3.2.5
SizzlingKeys is awesome! Being able to search for songs/play from a playlist by pressing a couple of keys is just too convenient! I just upgraded to Pro to be able to scan through a song with a key press, and to support its development. Very good app.
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Ryan-M
21 July 2008
Version: 3.2.4
I think this program is tops and I have used it for years. The free version does plenty, but I decided to support the developer and go Pro. For $7 for a family pack how can you not? Even if your Mac has built in media keys, this gives you the ability to use a keyboard shortcut to go to login screen (AKA Locking your screen) and adds a lovely floater when tracks switch.
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Skatejunk
29 April 2008
Version: 3.2.4
Exactly what I have been looking for! Very customizable and fully featured... actually has more features than I need, but works great! Highly Recommended to Anyone!
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5
Bjune
17 March 2008
Version: 3.2.4
BOMB! do more. tweak my entire mac's short cuts short comings.....please.
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Fusionboar
26 January 2008
Version: 3.2.3
This is not just a great iTunes controller, it's essentially great security tool because it provides a keyboard shortcut for locking the screen (via the FUS Login Window). Great bargain too consider low registration fee.
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5
Persico
24 January 2008
Version: 3.2.3
The best iTunes controller ever: simple, clean, useful and clean! Control your iTunes, nothing more, nothing less...
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5
soob
15 January 2008
Version: 3.2.2
For me, it's all about keyboard access and screen real estate. I've been using third-party iTunes controllers since pre-OS X days and the one thing my preferred apps have had in common is the ability to control iTunes using hotkeys and an absence menu bar icons or palettes or Dock badges or what have you taking up my screen when I don't need it. SizzlingKeys has all this in spades. And after using the free version for a couple years -- extremely capable as is -- I gladly paid the small registration fee for the "Pro" features.
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5
Jrbq
19 October 2007
Version: 3.2.1
One of the reasons that there are so many review of this software may be that the company prompts registrants to write a review. That said, as you can tell, many of us who use this software like it. The free version is good enough that I felt grateful enough to pay the $5 registration fee. That was two years ago for a previous version 1.6.4-- so you can see they don't ask for more money for an upgrade.
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4
Lucky8
05 August 2007
Version: 3.1
It's what I use. Of all the alternatives out there - and I've tried many - I always come back to SizzlingKeys. The only thing I'm not entirely pleased with, is the lacking configurability of the floating window with its art display - I'd like more text options (to add composer, for instance), as well as the ability make the image much larger. A separate lyrics window with its own hotkey would be neat too! Oh, and I just bought the entire Yellow Mug bundle - good value, great apps.
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5
Hiddenpooh
09 July 2007
Version: 3.0.9
Looked around for ages to find a good Itunes controller and this really does fit the bill. Small, cheap, unobtrusive and just the right number of features. Global hot keys work very well and the floating notification window is just perfect.
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5
Scottg-
29 April 2007
Version: 3.0.9
Simple concept, great execution, great price. Just what I need at work so I can turn the volume down unobtrusively when the boss is trying to talk to me!
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5
Colin
25 February 2007
Version: 3.0.8
Simply an excellent little extension to iTunes, it allows you to quickly search, has a non-intrusive pop-up to notify you of what you're listening to, and a wide variety of keyboard shortcuts. I would highly suggest this for anyone on a MacBook or PowerBook, it's far more efficient than using iTunes itself. As well, one is generally using a lot more keyboard shortcuts when on the go anyhow. Oh, and it's inexpensive to boot!
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5
Neonblue2
18 November 2006
Version: 3.0.7
SizzlingKeys is an awesome app if you like to play games with iTunes open, which was partially the reason I went looking for something like it. It has more features then I find need for and the Floater is excellent, especially its implementation of Quartz.
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4
Audacityisveryscary
14 November 2006
Version: 3.0.7
I ike it still after what seems like at least a year using it. Sometimes when I reboot it doesn't work until I turn it off and on again. Weird. Annoying. Otherwise good. I never got the hang out of searching but the play/pause, next track/last track definitely are functional and effective and it's free!
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4.5
anonymous-aardvark-2081
31 October 2006
Version: 3.0.7
I'm using this product right now. It's smooth and easy to use. It does it's job effortlessly and without fuss. You control SizzlingKeys from a preference pane which is easy to install. I like it. It definitely adds to itunes.
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4.75
Josh-G
29 May 2006
Version: 3.0.4
Simply awesome. I love how unobtrusive it is, it just sits in the background until I need it. Great if you have a wireless keyboard, you can control iTunes or even pick a song from across the room!
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4.5
Bruce-y
06 May 2006
Version: 3.0.2
Just started using SizzlingKeys 302. (I had used an earlier 1.x version on my last Mac, but hadn't gotten around to installing this onto the Tiger yet.) Pretty cool. Puts a translucent, resizable, re-positionable display on desktop. Then use keyboard to control iTunes. The keys cover all of the mini-iTunes controls, plus more: - can set star rating from hot-key - can display and jump to a playlist - can search for songs - and from the search, can create a to-be-played list from that - sweet (it creates a special SizzlingKeys playlist. A little bit like an iPod on-the-go playlist). - Plus it displays the album art if your songs have art in them. All in all pretty cool application. (Plus the Pro version adds a couple of neat controls)
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Roythetoxicboy
02 May 2006
Version: 3.0.2
Simply, nice and free. The best iTunes controller ever...
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S-P-L-A-T-!
15 March 2006
Version: 3.0
simply, easy, nice, works! BIGGGGG THANX :)
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5
Mendozarader
01 March 2006
Version: 2.2
I love it. 2.2 fixed the bug I reported earlier. Thanks. I hated having to learn new hotkeys from another program. But now that this is fixed, I'm back. If you have iTunes and you listen to music all day long, this is the helper software to use.
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4.25
Jrbq
27 February 2006
Version: 2.2
It's often noted that reviews are often negative because satisfied people don't post. I'm not negating the problems people may have noted, but I've had no problems with Sizzling Keys Pro (or whatever they call the $5 upgrade). I've used it w/ iTunes 6.02 on OS 10.3.9 on an iBook, and on OS 6.03 on OS 10.4.4 and 10.4.5 on an iBook. I've gotten my $5 worth by being able to rate songs without having to switch into itunes and aim the mouse at the star rating-- instead I use keyboard shortcuts. I can also change volume, advance songs, move ahead 40 seconds in a song, mute Itunes and a few other things. Much of this is also available in the free version. My only complaint? I wish the website was more informative-- as it is you have to play with it to learn it and get price info.
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Mendozarader
17 February 2006
Version: 2.1
HELP!!! I did the iTunes upgrade to 6.0.3 on 2/17/2006 and now SizzlingKeys won't respond to the HotKeys and doesn't show album art. When I press a hotkey, the Floater gets displayed, but nothing actually happens. Please fix. I love this software. It will really mess me up if I don't have it. :)
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4.75
Kingrat
15 February 2006
Version: 2.1
works great, been looking for something like this.
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Nicksap
04 January 2006
Version: 2.0
It says this is a standalone app now, but when I open the system preference, it complains about the application not being installed in the Applications folder.
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4.75
Macuser25
12 December 2005
Version: 1.7.1
The only slight issue I have with SizzlingKeys is that sometimes when I quit iTunes, SizzlingKeys will open the app. back up again. I'm not sure if its because of the floater or..I dunno...anyone else have that issue? Other than that, I love SizzlingKeys...Great addition to my Mac!
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4.75
Anonymous
28 November 2005
Version: 1.7
Easy to use, everything you want in hot keys and a floater. EXCELLENT!
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Anonymous
03 October 2005
Version: 1.6.4
Some minor glitches with DesktopManager - for some curious reason iTunes wants to go to previous track when changing desktop (not always) Anyhow - I like this better than the keys on my logitech keyb (they're darn slow).
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
Version: 1.6.4
Works great. No problem here. Did not experience issue mentioned by Tournesol.
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Anonymous
27 September 2005
Version: 1.6.4
Completely freezes iTunes and sometimes entire system, had no problems at all with 1.6.2 - have removed the app and installed Synergy instead which works flawless. Something went wrong with 1.6.3 and 1.6.4
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Anonymous
21 September 2005
Version: 1.6.3
It says version 1.6.4 after upgrading. Not 1.6.3... So what is it?
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5
Ritz
20 September 2005
Version: 1.6.3
one of my favourite apps for a while... great work this one ;-)
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4.75
Anonymous
20 September 2005
Version: 1.6.3
Small bug, it seems, with this version: floater pops up between each song no matter how it's set. Great controller though.
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5
Anonymous
26 August 2005
Version: 1.6.2
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Frequently updated, runs like a champ, does what it says and does it free. Happy times.
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5
Anonymous
11 August 2005
Version: 1.6.2
The best controller is the one you don´t see but which is at your fingertip. thats exactly what sizzlingkeys is. (and its getting better all the time)
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4.75
tenortitan08
09 July 2005
Version: 1.6.2
Wow this is just what i needed I can be playing an involved video game, and change the song right in the middle of it. I absolutely love it!
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5
Anonymous
09 July 2005
Version: 1.6.2
This an excelent application, so cool! The only thing I'd like to see is an application icon for SizzlingKeys. Unobtrusive and small in file size, this is the best implementation of a hot key app.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 1.6.2
This is close to being a complete hotkey solution for me. All it needs is a key for "start screensaver".
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Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 1.6
When can SizzlingKeys4iTunes.app has it icon??
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3.5
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.5.8
Very useful and unobtrusive iTunes controller. Has every important function and works quite fine. And the best thing: the basic features are free. Thanks and keep up the good work!
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5
Anonymous
26 April 2005
Version: 1.5.8
Wonderful! Awesome! Excellent! What more can I say? Thanks for keeping it (mostly) free! It is going to or already is Tiger compatable, right?
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5
Anonymous
13 April 2005
Version: 1.5.7
came back over from synergy to find this app perfect. it has really grown from it's early days. great work! i would love to see the ability to change the text color too on the floater...
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4.75
Anonymous
09 April 2005
Version: 1.5.7
Absolutely fantastic! I can't understand why it took me so long to install something like this! Can you add support for Growl in the next version? I like consistency in my notification floaters ;)
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Anonymous
08 April 2005
Version: 1.5.7
WOW! Ummm, serial number?!? I thought this was free.
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5
Anonymous
06 April 2005
Version: 1.5.6
WOW! 1000x times better than Synergy or Fastunes i cant believe it! Really great Work! Thank you very very much!
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5
Franz
06 April 2005
Version: 1.5.6
WOW! new "auto-center" positioning its a great feature and make more comfortable when floater autorezise it. THANX a lot Jay Teo!
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4.5
Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 1.5.5
Awesome, but... on every update I have to re-enter my preferred key combinations :( Would also be really good to have a 'check for new versions at startup' option...
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5
Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.5.5
Great stuff! The perfect iTunes controller for me. Very unobtrusive. I really like the new floater options in this version! Thanks guys for contributing this as free software!!
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4.75
Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.5.5
I really like this one. That's why I paid the fee. But lately, I tend to use Synergy more (which I also bought), because it can be used with growl. I'd really love it if Sizzlingkeys registered a Growl plugin to use its notification system.
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.5.5
Yes! resizable floater! Booyah! Now how about that "start screen saver" button?
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Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 1.5.4
I would like to see an option to choose what gets displayed in the Floater (example: Artist - Title). Also, the floater is so big because it is formatted kinda spread out, I think anyway. The song title font size could be the same size as the artist and album. There is another little itunes controller out there called FastTunes that has an ideal display window that pops up, but it can't be moved around on the desktop or changed in regards to opacity and color. However, I really like what has been included in SizzlingKeys. I LOVE being able to use my F10 F11 and F12 keys to control previous, next and play/pause. WONDERFUL!!! Thanks
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5
Anonymous
12 February 2005
Version: 1.5.4
Excellent iTunes controller, works great!! A little request: the floater could show the length of the song, just that... Keep the good work!
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