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Usher
Usher
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Usher free download for Mac

Usher

Version 4520

Manage and watch your collection of videos (Beta).

3.3
Based on 24 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$25.00

Usher overview

Note: After many long conversations, we have decided to retire Usher, our media management app: Effective March 1st, 2017, Usher will no longer be available for purchase. We will update it to fix issues that arise, but no further development will occur. If you’ve always wanted to own Usher, you’ve got about two weeks left to make the purchase. (It’s not being abandoned, we’re just retiring it from active development, so you will be supported. However, please read the Q&A before you decide to purchase Usher.) So what does this mean for you as an Usher user? We figure you might have questions, so we’re going to do our best to answer them here. Anything we don’t address, please feel free to bring it up in the comments, or by emailing us directly.

Usher (was yFlicks) is the ultimate tool for managing and watching your collection of videos. View your library in four view modes; watch movies in three ways. You can even use your Apple hardware remote to control playback and choose movies.

Tags and properties let you add metadata, and you can even download cast, director, etc. directly from Amazon.

What’s new in version 4520

Updated on Mar 09 2020

Version 2.0 Beta (4520):

Note: Staying on Usher 1.1.17, or any version older than that, is only an option if you don't plan on upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Those older Ushers are 32-bit apps, and they will not run on macOS 10.15 Catalina.

  • Fixed a bug where smart playlist subdivisions could show duplicate files under rare conditions.
  • Fixed a thumbnail drawing glitch.
  • Added some blurry eye candy, some of which also happens to improve legibility.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

7.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://manytricks.com/usher/

Downloads

20474

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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GeogProf
GeogProf
Jan 24 2014
1.1.8
0.5
Jan 24 2014
0.5
Version: 1.1.8
Switched to OS 10.7 minimum requirements but doesn’t take the time to offer a download link for the last 10.6.8-capable version either here or on their own freakin’ website. Lame, developer. Is my license worth nothing to you? Fine, then I’ll trash your product every chance I get in every forum I can think of.
DanH1826
DanH1826
Dec 5 2013
1.1.7
1.5
Dec 5 2013
1.5
Version: 1.1.7
Seems extremely slow with a large library! I have around 3000 movies on my NAS, and Usher is so slow it's almost unresponsive! Am waiting to hear some feedback from the developer.
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
May 9 2013
1.1.6
0.0
May 9 2013
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Unfortunately even if it seems a very nice and useful application alike all the others similar, it does't have any support for mkv which in my case makes this (and the others too, obviously) useless
snickers2k
snickers2k
Nov 12 2012
1.1.6
0.0
Nov 12 2012
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
my movie collection is on a NAS and for me usher is not working well. it keeps crashing most of the time
GeogProf
GeogProf
Nov 6 2012
1.1.6
0.5
Nov 6 2012
0.5
Version: 1.1.6
Nice, but I can’t find a preference to always open movies in fullscreen — a glaring omission and deal breaker.
glengarry
glengarry
Oct 5 2012
1.1.6
3.0
Oct 5 2012
3.0
Version: 1.1.6
Good app but doesn't appear to watch the folders it imports videos from. Moving a video into a folder in Finder also needs that same video manually adding to Usher. At least I couldn't find a refresh option to automate the process.
rramito
rramito
Apr 20 2012
1.1.4
4.5
Apr 20 2012
4.5
Version: 1.1.4
I am a teacher & use this to organize many short clips I show in class. Works great, highly recommended!
claveman
claveman
Jul 17 2011
1.1.3
0.0
Jul 17 2011
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
New Usher User 1.1.3 from Apple App Store. I was hoping Usher would help me do batch updating to a large directory of video files on a hard drive (NAS) not controlled with iTunes. Usher's work flow seems to be Example.. I have two copies of the movie Faster. The filenames are "Faster (Apple TV)" and "Faster (iPhone)" to note the resolution during Handbrake ripping. 1. Click on a single movie in the Library pane 2. Right click -> Edit Metadata 3. Select Auto-Properties. (Dialog appears with Could not find "Faster (Apple TV)"... 4. Manually remove " (Apple TV)". Hit search. 5. Click on a match (now finds movie since its title is "Faster". Am I asking for a miracle here? Is there a faster/easier way to get metadata?
Arjuna
Arjuna
May 21 2011
1.1.3
4.0
May 21 2011
4.0
Version: 1.1.3
Very good app. The solution to organizing all vids. However still to be worked on. Needs a feature to set up different player (such as Movist or VLC) to groups of files, since its own player doesn't work with many files (due to QuickTime engine problems). And hopefully it gets to work with FFMpeg installed – this would solve all problems with unsupported vids.
glinner
glinner
May 10 2011
1.1.3
5.0
May 10 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.3
The remote control from my really old, first gen MacBook Pro works to start and stop my (downloaded) TV content. This is ace. If any of you download a lot of TV content, as I do, Usher is just an awesome tool/media hub. It remembers the exact playback position in a tv programme, just like TiVo
glinner
glinner
May 10 2011
1.1.3
5.0
May 10 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.3
I see that it's possible to convert 'Web downloads' so they can be played back on the iPhone. Is it Adobe Flash to MOV?
glinner
glinner
May 10 2011
1.1.3
5.0
May 10 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.3
I love Usher. I got the Mac AppStore version. It's ability to rip YouTube videos is a great little bonus. Are there any restrictions? Sometimes I get a message saying the YouTube download failed. I wondered if it might be due to music Copyright, but it seems to work at other times. I like the way it created a recently added playlist/smart folder thing for each playlist. I note that some of my videos have become black and white (in the grid preview mode). Is that because I have deleted them, or because they have been watched or are x-weeks old? I would love the ability to be able to have a hot key to remove all visual distractions, when watching a tv program. I want all other windows to be hidden. I note that ⌘-U invokes Usher-control-window. It would be neat if I could press ⌘-U again to make it disappear. (So it's like a _toggle_ , rather than an 'on' switch)
Takn
Takn
Mar 1 2011
1.1.2
5.0
Mar 1 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
Overall I am quite impressed. Improving the organization of my ever growing movie library has been long overdue. Usher has finally allowed me to seize control and efficiently organize my collection. This is a clear winner in my eyes. I should have done this a long time ago. P.S. Peter/Rob have been very responsive to my questions.
Thethinslice
Thethinslice
Feb 5 2011
1.1.2
5.0
Feb 5 2011
5.0
Version: 1.1.2
I do not typically take the time to review software. It's an extra "to do" I don't have time for. However, I have been an Usher user for a while and when I saw some of the comments on this page, I had to say I have had nothing but an exceedingly positive experience both with Usher and with the support team. I have tried all of the video clip managers out there, and for many reasons Usher is the best. It's library management cannot be matched, and it is -- of course -- the sexiest. My only problem is with large libraries, it can be slower. However, there are ways around that. Most importantly, the support team is unmatched. I have emailed for support and they have given it promptly, professionally, and with enthusiasm. Likewise, I have suggested features that will likely be incorporated. Great software, great company.
Alessandro82
Alessandro82
Dec 3 2010
1.0.4
1.5
Dec 3 2010
1.5
Version: 1.0.4
i m disappointed usher is very slow ,specialli the player when maximizing /unmaximazing windows it uses a lot of cpu and it stalls,it seems like it doesn use the gpu,also i emailed for support never get a reply … be aware!
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
Nov 6 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 6 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Anyone know if Usher can read VIDEO_TS folders too? Blurb on the site doesn't seem that detailed.
Starless
Starless
Nov 2 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 2 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
[Fix] Users with serial numbers (instead of license files) will no longer have upgrade-related licensing issues. Thanks, that was exactly my problem and it has been promptly solved. So far so good, nice to see this program and this company back in action!
Many-Tricks
Many-Tricks
Nov 2 2010
1.0.4
0.0
Nov 2 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
Thanks for the taking another look, and please let me know if you have any qeustions! regards, -rob.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Oct 17 2010
1.0.1
0.0
Oct 17 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
I too feel burned by yFlicks. yFlicks languished to the point of it just quitting all the time, so I moved to iVideo. Now, to have yFlicks/Usher work again, I have to pay $15 for this convenience. No thanks.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Oct 17 2010
1.0.1
5.0
Oct 17 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
To be honest I've been skeptical after my experiences with yFlicks, which I bought some years ago - but the new version of yFlicks, now Usher, impresses me. All of the old issues seem to be solved. And an additional question I had to the Usher team has been answered in only one (!) hour on a Sunday. Perfect support !!
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