iTunes Manager
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iTunes Manager is a mini-window to iTunes that performs a number of functions beyond music playback.

The functions include music alarm, playlist-track switching and selection, volume control, key information about the active track, and keyboard shortcuts for playback and other control options.
What's New
Version 2.8.1:
  • Now compatible with Leopard and iTunes 7.6.2
  • fixed the bug that keeps modifying the preferences, especially the alarm settings
  • a slew of minor fixes in the utility tools;
  • still a Universal Build (please test..)
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5.2.
  • iTunes 7.6.2 or later



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iTunes Manager User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Trevorep reviewed on 05 Jan 2010
Didn't work at all. A bunch of dialog boxes popped up and then it started playing some random song in my iTunes library and crashed. When I relaunched it it just crashed again.
[Version 2.8.1]


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www.ipod-vibez.com commented on 01 Aug 2007
Very good program allows you to manage iTunes and features much better allowing advances features and ease of use. For unlimted ipod movies and music you can check out http://www.ipod-vibez.com
[Version 2.4.2]


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Hendo commented on 24 Jul 2007
The features are nice but the UI for the controller is ugly. Work on building attractive interfaces and the rest will come.
[Version 2.4]

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poggi11 (developer) replied on 02 Aug 2007
Hey Hendo,

If you don't like the UI for the controller you can always use the plain window. I am not here to upstage Apple's iTunes I only want to offer a simple way to control it with a minimum of interface clutter and with functions hidden but accessible via hidden buttons.

As they say, beauty is only skin-deep. What I am most interested in is the different utilities that are built into the application.

Ciao.

poggi11
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Hendo replied on 02 Aug 2007
of course, now that you have got the utilities working, why dont you just spend some time improving the UI, you have put all the effort into its awsome utilities, and making it look good will just be the icing on the cake...not necessary...but it always helps =^)
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Igorot commented on 11 Mar 2007
I absolutely appreciate and respect the work that guys like Romeo put up in their free time to give us alternatives to choose from. Those who don't like the app don't need to download or can offer constructive criticism to make it better. But no need to be offensive about this....
[Version 2.1.1]

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poggi11 replied on 12 Mar 2007
Gee, thanks Igorot.

That word sounds familiar to me. Are you from Baguio, Phillippines? I am from the Phils but engaged in seed business in Thailand and other Asian countries.

Appreciate very much your comforting comments. I feel great to know that my little hobby appeals to most people if not all.

Oh well..can't win them all.

Ciao.

Romy
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ronaldjohn reviewed on 23 Jul 2006
I find your little creation quite acceptable and amazingly feature packed when compared to plethora of soutions in this category. One suggestion would be to make a preference so users can choose hiding or showing the buttons enabling your product's features. I find the time spent mousing over areas to find/reveal hidden buttons needlessly time consuming. And don't let the needlessly rude and useless diatribes of people long on time and short on brains discourage you. It's mostly those with little weenies who hide behind the anominity of the internet to vent the humiliation they feel in the their own pathetic little lives. Why else would anyone dis the effort and passion you have obviously put into your little project? I know, it's the price, LOL. It's people like you that makes the Mac experience more enjoyable every day. Thanks and keep up the good work.
[Version 2.0]

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poggi11 replied on 12 Mar 2007
Hi Ron,

Thanks for the encouraging words. For a while, I was truly losing interest on this app because of discouraging reviews here. When I trace its history, most of the intervening versions were in scriptbuilders where i need not read thru those "smarty-alec" type of reviews. that's where this app had "matured" to the current state. i am grateful that i persisted.

I appreciate your suggestion very much. I will consider it in future versions. Meanwhile, perhaps it may help to note that there are some keyboard shortcuts to the hidden buttons. For example, if you press "Return" it can take you quickly to the plain window. That and a few more but I will still check into the Pref settings.

Ciao.

Romy
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Oct 2005
If you want to set iTunes as an alarm, you get this for free and far more elegent:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7676

If you want to other functions suck as current track floater, hot-key control, quick playlist switch, you get these for free and far more elegent:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12576

Why insist stuffing all features into a single, bloated, styleless window ? That's exactly something a newbie programmer would do.
[Version 1.6.9.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Sep 2005
I really don't see the point in this app, most of what it offers is available in iTunes. It should certainly be freeware at any rate. Bad interface too, it should look like iTunes, not some bad looking AppleScript Studio application.
[Version 1.6.7]

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Anonymous commented on 05 Oct 2005
To Developer: Apple would send their lawyers after you if you would follow the design guidelines?

Heck, for 20 years now Apple has even published those guidelines for all developers to follow.

My suggestion to you: buy Mac Inside issues 1 to 6, read through them, then you'll probably understand how a good Macintosh software interface should look like, and that there's a huge difference between just copying something 1:1 or using an interface style that has been propagated by Apple for all to follow.
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Hendo replied on 22 Jul 2006
If you take a lok at my program I made at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22076 (it's an iTunes controller) you will notice how I gave it the kind of iTunes feel, without totally copying iTunes. The background image where the song info and progress is, was a simple grapic drawn in Fireworks. It's quite easy to create a nice looking iTunes-style interface. Mnay people don't realize what it feels like to have a program you worked so hard on shunned be tons of people so I will say nothing against your program. I appreciate the dedication and hardwork anyone puts in to a program. Well I hope this helps!
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Version Downloads:2,343
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:23 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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iTunes Manager is a mini-window to iTunes that performs a number of functions beyond music playback.

The functions include music alarm, playlist-track switching and selection, volume control, key information about the active track, and keyboard shortcuts for playback and other control options.


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