Breakaway
Breakaway
2.0.1

4.5

Breakaway free download for Mac

Breakaway2.0.1

22 August 2011

Pause/resume iTunes with your headphones.

Overview

Breakaway is a utility that will pause/resume iTunes for you whenever you unplug and/or plug in your headphones. You can now walk away from your computer for a moment without missing a beat of your favorite song, or disturbing anyone with your speakers coming on.

Optionally, you can enable mute button functionality, which makes your mute button act as a pause for iTunes. Need to take a call? Hit mute on your keyboard and talk all you need. As soon as you unmute, iTunes will resume once more.

Note: If you want to use Breakaway solely for mute button functionality, be sure to disable "Headphones mode"

Also, Breakaway now supports Growl notifications, so you can get the status of your jack without the trouble of using a menu item.

What's new in Breakaway

Version 2.0.1:
  • [FIX] Preferences accessible through icon double-click

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14 Reviews of Breakaway

Aljuk
13 January 2010
Version: 1.75b

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This app used to be able to force open itunes, a great feature. For some reason it doesn't do it anymore, but luckily I've found a previous version which does, so I'm going back to that one, and dumping this.
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Daniel-Bazurto
17 June 2010
Version: 1.8
i'd like to know how to use the scrips for this app, i.e. use scrip to run a hotkey (trigger mi insomniaX), since i don't know how to use this, and probably not the only one, it would be cool if there was an easier way of doing this from the app preferences
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Aljuk
13 January 2010
Version: 1.75b
This app used to be able to force open itunes, a great feature. For some reason it doesn't do it anymore, but luckily I've found a previous version which does, so I'm going back to that one, and dumping this.
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Balthamos
28 April 2008
Version: 1.6
There are a few problems with the localizations at the moment, but they are getting resolved as we speak. A small localization/UI release will be coming ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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dajonel
04 March 2008
Version: 1.5
I downloaded Breakaway 1.5, but none of my unarchive utilities could unzip it. I got error messages saying that it could not be unzipped to due to a problem with the compression or something.
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Neko-Chan
13 December 2007
Version: 1.3
this is great. one thing i love about my ipod nano is that it pauses if the headphones get unplugged. thanks to this app, that little detail carries over to my macbook. something like this should've came with leopard.
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4
Hal0thane
15 July 2007
Version: 1.0
I love Breakaway. For the price (i.e., free), it doesn't matter to me whether it pauses VLC or MPlayer. The developer would likely welcome help in coding these, as well, just guessing, even though the source code isn't available at the Breakaway web site.
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5
Aljuk
18 June 2007
Version: 1.0
This is a brilliant little App, and extremely useful. I love it.
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Balthamos
17 June 2007
Version: 0.95
Just would like to keep you updated. I got my new MBP, and I solved the problem. It should be faster, and work on all Apple computers now. Also, the annoying "Less precise mode" will be taken off too (or "Type B" for you who remember it that way). Next release should be out this week.
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Zazzle
02 May 2007
Version: 0.95
would be great if this would also pause VLC and MPlayer
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Ekuzco
30 November 2006
Version: 0.7
Cool app, but..... could you please make it so that breakaway is only active when iTunes is open? Meaning, iTunes is not the only app that I use with my headphones. Sometimes I just want to plug in my headphones and hear the audio from a game, movie, video, etc. What I don't like about Breakaway is that EVERY time I unplug or plug in my headphones, iTunes launches and plays.
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Dom21
26 November 2006
Version: 0.6
Perhaps it's me, but... why not just pause iTunes?
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4.5
Iamaswissguy
26 November 2006
Version: 0.6
This software is excellent. I really am mainly going to use it for the mute function, though. I request that on unmute, I have the option to resume playing. Thanks!
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Cobraclutch
22 November 2006
Version: 0.5
Cool! Like an iPod, except it resumes playing. I like it, but I'm not sure about the menubar item. Could there be an option to turn that part off? Or not make it so big?
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5
schmelding
22 November 2006
Version: 0.5
This is one of the most simple, yet thoughtful, apps I've seen in a while. Works well and meets a need. Needs a new icon though. :)
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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