TV Tracker
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TV Tracker is a Dashboard widget that makes it easy to see what's on TV right now. It offers a beautiful, minimalistic interface.
What's New
Version 3.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, requires a Schedules Direct subscription.



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ver. 3.x:
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KZX72 commented on 20 Oct 2007
Listings no longer free...have to pay 5 bucks for a subscription.
[Version 3.5]


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KatLady reviewed on 07 Sep 2007
There are other TV listing sites/services they could have chosen that offer FREE TV listings. Why did they opt for a service that you need to pay for? titantv is the first free service to come to mind, they should have gone with that.
I don't think I will ever pay for a TV listing widget or TV listing service - there will always be a free alternative.
[Version 3.5]


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GrendelKhan reviewed on 07 Sep 2007
This used to be my favorite widget but it's no longer really free. Through no fault of the developer, the (previously free) source for the TV listings went under (labs.zap2it.com). So now you have to pay a subscription to a third party to get the same information we used to get for free. Particularly annoying to those of us with, for instance, TiVo, who are already paying for the information.

Still a great widget but not really "free" anymore.

Would have rated Version 3.0 as a 4 (uses a lot of RAM and crashed - but useful none-the-less) but, because of the (what I consider) excessive charge, I rate 3.5 as a 2. The charge is not a one-time cost either - it's a subscription charge.
[Version 3.5]


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everyday software commented on 18 Jul 2007
As someone else mentioned, not having the titles rollover in 3.0 is a bit of a pain. However, the main problem is it leaks/uses massive amounts of memory. After running it for a couple days it was using 400+ MB of physical memory vs 2.0 which only uses 15 MB. Back to 2.0 until 3.0 gets the kinks worked out.
[Version 3.0]


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chagrins reviewed on 24 Apr 2007
I kind of like version 2 better (while it worked). The main addition is resizing, but it works really slowly (sort of like resizing a window on OS X 10.1) - also, sometimes show titles get stuck outside the viewing area. Also, scrolling is pretty choppy (and not helped by the "smooth scrolling" animation). Still, it's a pretty slick widget, and hopefully version 3 will improve.
[Version 3.0]


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Frostymoon tipped on 24 Apr 2007
Careful with the new version (3.0), it ignores channels with minor channel numbers. This means broadcast HDTV listings with channel numbers such as 5-1, 5-2.
[Version 3.0]


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smtips commented on 27 Jul 2006
Okay last comment...

Don't bother telling the authors, they ignore their emails. Free app or not, that's just stupid to ignore your users.
[Version 2.0b2]


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smtips reviewed on 08 Jul 2006
I agree, it takes FAR too long to update, and often won't update at all, and often won't even let you choose the dropdown menu to UPDATE NOW. At this moment at 7 pm, TV Tracker is STUCK at 9 am this morning and refuses to let me do a thing.

It wasn't quite as bad until the 10.4.7 update to OS X. Now it's such a pain in the ass it's gonna get dumped off my system til they get a decent update to it and update their servers to handle the traffic.

It's really VERY cool when it works, and I especially like being able to select only the channels I watch.

The other thing is, they COULD make the scrolling work with a mousewheel scroll, but it doesn't right now.
[Version 2.0b2]


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yunfat commented on 05 Jul 2006
I can confirm after numerous weeks of testing that this widget does not work. While at times the server appears to upload the information necessary for the widget to perform, the sheer percentage of time this widget is "offline" makes it unuseable in its current incarnation.
[Version 2.0b2]


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Jeff-H. commented on 15 Mar 2006
Takes 4 EVER to load...other than that, if/when it loads, it's great.
[Version 2.0b2]


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Macaddct1984 had trouble on 28 Aug 2005
On the Monkey Business Labs site:

•TV Tracker is currently broken due to a problem with our listings provider.
•Good news- We are working on a fix..
[Version 1.5.2]


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Version Downloads:7,748
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:18 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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