Menuet
Menuet 1.1b2
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  • Menuet has been discontinued
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    Specere
Menuet is now Charityware. This means that you can download/register Menuet as you like, but will also remember to donate to a charity of your choice in the near future. Click here to find out more.

Menuet is a companion to iTunes that not only offers a variety of fun and efficient alternative control methods, but also extends iTunes with some highly requested features.

Navigate through your music library... Menuet offers several effortless and alternative ways to control your music. whether by hot keys, the built-in control click menu, smart browsing, or the
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Menuet is now licensed as Charityware
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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cottinghamk commented on 29 Dec 2007
When it gets the album art, does it embed it in the file or save it to a folder?
[Version 1.1b2]


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z93e (developer) commented on 31 Jul 2007
http://glennwolsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/menuetinstaller.jpeg

2.0 beta

so many improvements
[Version 1.1b2]

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gryphonent replied on 08 Aug 2007
I''m sorry... but that post dates from 14-Sep-2006!! We've got 2007 by now. Moreover, it's almost one year later with September only few weeks away.

Sorry, but Menuet has gone the way of the Dodo for me.
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Zettt replied on 09 Oct 2007
Looks great - since its just the installer ;)

Will it be charityware, too? Means will i have to spend some money again or will it be free?


Thanks for spending so much time into Menuet
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filipp commented on 28 Mar 2007
For the most part, I like Menuet alot. You can probably find the same functionality in a combination of different freeware bits (or maybe even a single app, I'm probably way behind here by now), but it's the whole package that made me whip out the credit card.

Having said that, it's important that all the different pieces work well and that's not always the case with the current version. last.fm support is extremely shaky with constant complaining about connection timeouts (while the official conduit works just fine).

The conduit also says it will try to re-submit the info but in reality you have to manually re-enable last.fm support for it to do so.

The remote control/shortcut feature is extremely useful, but the Mute function doesn't really mute - it turns the volume to zero and then back to full (!) again. This can cause quite a shock if you normally have the volume at half.

Art Collector is less of a killer feature now that iTunes can fetch all the artwork in the iTS (just change the album name). Nice to see that it has been updated though and it *does* work much faster than before.

There's a button for adding skins but there aren't any skins to be found.

And the reason I'm saying all of this here, is that none of my emails to the developers have been answered (at least not to my knowledge).

Looking forward to v2. Normally I wouldn't expect major number upgrades to be free, but in this case I'm not so sure.
[Version 1.1b2]


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jezdez commented on 10 Feb 2007
I emailed one of the Specere devs and he replied:

"Yes, development is happening, albeit slowly due to some changes in the development team. A version 2.0 should be out very soon."
[Version 1.1b2]


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gryphonent commented on 30 Dec 2006
In beta since June 2006... no replies from developer, forums on site closed. Me thinks this fish is dead in the water. I'm going back to Synergy.
[Version 1.1b2]


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Flounder commented on 12 Jun 2006
I like menuet but I wish it had more visual feedback for actions like a popup that says going to the next song or play/pause or increase the volume. I like to know that when I hit the hot keys something is happening
[Version 1.1b2]

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Bombadil replied on 12 Jun 2006
Just install Growl and then you will see when the song changes.
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Flounder replied on 12 Jun 2006
I have growl so I guess that works for the song changing but i'd still like more response for when the volume changes etc
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theallseer commented on 26 Apr 2006
Looks like someone is taking a page from the Acquisition developer's notes. There's a nag screen that pops up every hour or so if you're running the program as a "trial". I think the dev should revise the text to say "10 day free trial... until we bug you enough to either buy it or uninstall it during those 10 days".

If you're going to have an evaluation period, don't bug your potential buyers with these nag screens. You lost me, and it only took 2 hours.
[Version 1.1b1]

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Exilio replied on 24 Sep 2006
Agreed.

I was thinking about buying this application but decided not to based on principal alone. If you are truly going to give people a demo, don't annoy them. Just turn it off after the demo period.
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AppleCrypt Mods reviewed on 21 Feb 2006
registered for synergy a while back.. good app but now replace with menuet. Incredible stuff + it works with growl too. All round quality with a reduced reg.price for synergy ppl! sneaky but niiice ;)
[Version 1.0.2]

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AppleCrypt Mods commented on 27 Mar 2006
This can sometimes come up with the spinning wheel if your library is quite large. I've a dual G5 with over a couple thousand tunes. Not too many compared to others and a powerful mac too, so disapointing to see the spinning wheel...

But still glad i registered!! :)
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Tobbz commented on 02 Feb 2006
Best $12.95 spend ever.
If you are looking for a iTunes controler, with a stylish look, this is it. The growl support is really great too.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Metfuel commented on 02 Feb 2006
This app is one of those must have niceties just for the effect to wow your windows friends. It's awesome
[Version 1.0.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:12 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Menuet is now Charityware. This means that you can download/register Menuet as you like, but will also remember to donate to a charity of your choice in the near future. Click here to find out more.

Menuet is a companion to iTunes that not only offers a variety of fun and efficient alternative control methods, but also extends iTunes with some highly requested features.

Navigate through your music library... Menuet offers several effortless and alternative ways to control your music. whether by hot keys, the built-in control click menu, smart browsing, or the totally skinnable remote.

Music for your ears... and eyes. We all remember Panic's skinnable but retired Audion with much fondness, which is why we made full skins support a priority. There's over ten diverse skins ranging from the minimal to the sleek, quirky, and outlandish, with many more to come.

Join the social music revolution! Last.fm can keep track of your listening habits through Menuet and offer recommendations, statistics, and even potential friends based on this information. That's right, listening to music through headphones on your Mac is now a social activity!

Not just music, but art?! Album artwork has become an integral part of a digital music collection, and now Menuet offers an easy way to download high-resolution artwork for currently playing tracks and albums with its integrated Artwork Collector.

Had a long night? Music can be the perfect sleep aid... but it doesn't help when you have to get up and turn it off just when you're getting tired. Menuet's sleep timer can not only turn off playing music but also put your computer to sleep right after you fall asleep.

What group is this? Menuet fully supports the Growl framework, which means information can be displayed in bezels when changing tracks. In combination with hot keys, you can now listen to your favorite music and know exactly what it is, without even switching to iTunes.


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