starman
starman
1.2.1

2.4

starman free download for Mac

starman

1.2.1
28 May 2005

Widget rates iTunes songs.

Overview

Hate setting your song ratings in iTunes? starman is the answer. See your iTunes rating in natural, graphical form and rate the current song with a single click. Works together with any iTunes widget, including Apple's. Friendly graphics make this a perfect addition to any desktop.

What's new in starman

Version 1.2.1 adds asynchronous system calls for better performance, especially in avoiding inadvertent launching of iTunes

10 starman Reviews

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Anonymous
09 May 2005

Most helpful

Uhm... Creepy.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
13 May 2005
it is pretty bogus that people have go to a different website to hunt out the free version.
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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
13 May 2005
Agreed. And it is even MORE bogus that you give a poor review just because you have to click a few more times. Pfffffft!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
14 May 2005
actually, the review was based on the shareware version. which is even more bogus.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
14 May 2005
Since giving this review I've made a free (and easy to get) iTunes rating widget. In the interest of fairness, my rating here should probably be removed.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
14 May 2005
In all fairness to Stephan at stephan.com. The Developer of Starman took quite a brow beating and then some over his 1st Shareware for $7.00 and then 2nd Freeware and Third Shareware for $3.00. I have to say Kudos to this developer for realizing that people are looking for free widgets and are probably willing to donate and or buy shareware widgets if and when each individual feels it merrits a fee. Thanks to Stephan for realizing this and making a free version as well as an additonal shareware version with more features. Thanks Stephan and best of luck.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
13 May 2005
Really cool! Keep up the good work and thanks for the free version.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
12 May 2005
Thanks to the Developer for also providing a freeware version of this widget. I sure hope other Widget Dev's who are considering making shareware widgets take notice to this developers actions in doing so. Kudos to Starman.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
11 May 2005
i'm too lazy to make one of these, but i hope someone makes one that doesn't look like a hand... also, dont say it is hard to make a widget, as apple says-- if you can make a webpage you can make a widget. all you need to know is javascript, css, and html. and, you are the first to put this function in a *dashboard* widget, but konfabulator had widgets that do this and much more... oh and people never tried to charge folks for their widgets. go figure. tip for dev: you have problems with escaping applescript becuase you take way too many lines to get what you need. both your applescript calls could be done in one line. if you pay me $7 I'll send you those two lines of code. but seriously, just use: "\tell application \"iTunes\" to (((rating of current track) / 20) as integer) as string"; "\tell application \"iTunes\" to set rating of current track to "+(r * 20); best of luck
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Version 1.1
Jimw
10 May 2005
- I think he got the message - for now. - Waste of a great logo - better suited for a product to be named "hitchhiker." Thoughtful to name the product after a reasonably decent movie - at least I liked it (the movie)! However the TV show finally got what it deserved - canceled. So should this product if he tries to charge for it again.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
10 May 2005
It's not named after the semi-decent movie, but after the classic bowie song. Which was running in my head at 7 AM on the way home from a girl's house on my way home to write it. I had to phone someone so I picked on you ho ho Hey, that's far out so you heard him too! o o Switch on the tv we may pick him up on channel two Look out your window I can see his light a ight If we can sparkle he may land tonight a ight Don't tell your poppa or he'll get us locked up in fright
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
10 May 2005
looks ugly, and it costs money, there already isa free version avaiable..
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
10 May 2005
it's free now
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Version 1.1
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
10 May 2005
you win. It's free now.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
10 May 2005
Shareware Widgets are just unacceptable. Sooner or later someone will write a freeware widget for this and you will be remembered not for your widget but because you attempted to charge for it.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
10 May 2005
You win. It's free now.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
10 May 2005
I would have to agree that charging for a widget is over the top and is poor form.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
10 May 2005
I give up. It's free now.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
09 May 2005
i am tempted to make a free widget that does the same. this widget doesn't do anything even remotely complicated. save your money folks if i dont do it for free i am sure 20 other people will.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
09 May 2005
Please do! If someone else had done it, I wouldn't have. But do remember 1) Not everyone can write a widget 2) Some people would rather pay someone else to do it for them. Me, I'd rather pay someone to scrub my toilet than do it myself. 3) You didn't think of it first. I've never seen a program like this, and I wanted one. I didn't make it for anyone else, I made it for myself. You don't like it, don't buy it. 4) The code is pretty simple, though there are some details that are a pain; you won't realize how much of a pain they were, because you'll probably just cut and paste the code from me. Which is theft, but whatever. I'm sure you didn't pay for your copy of Photoshop, either. But I spent time shooting and cleaning up the photographs, and they are the cool part. Do all the photography and coding yourself, and you've just saved yourself $7 for 3-8 hours work. Oooh! Big win!!! You're making $3/hour, max. Hey, tip for if you decide to code it yourself: watch out for the escaped quotes in those calls to Applescript, I spent a couple of hours chasing one down. JSlint is helpful. It only takes one or two lines of code to turn the free version into the paid version. Oh, yeah, and I think the free version is pretty useful by itself. I gave flores away for free, partly because I had to, partly because I wanted to. I didn't have to give coras away, but I did. So, I'd like to end this post with a four letter expletive and a three letter pronoun. There's an iTunes link on the flores site by the Beastie Boys that makes it more clear. Figure it out.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 May 2005
calm down. you certainly aren't the first to think of this type of project, just the first to get it in widget form. like a lot of people, i wrote a small program to control nearly aspect of iTunes in a tiny window a year or two back. the ratings was one of the easiest parts. i doubt it would take more than an hour to get a rough version going, and maybe another hour to make it pretty. i never steal code, i look and learn, but never steal. i have my own style of coding and ways to do things and i prefer those. since it is free now i'll let things be. best of luck with your future ventures.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
09 May 2005
Uhm... Creepy.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Stephan-com
Stephan-com
09 May 2005
Thank you!
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Version 1.0
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2.4

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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