Usher
Usher
1.1.16

3.1

Usher free download for Mac

Usher

1.1.16
14 March 2017

Manage and watch your collection of videos (was yFlicks).

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 Usher

Version 1.1.16:
New Features:
  • Added an option to have thumbnails automatically adjust in size (i.e., scale up), depending on how much room there is. You can control this separately for preview mode and cover mode.
  • Added metadata CSV export - see Usher Help for details.
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
  • Fixed thumbnail preview playback.
  • Improved compatibility with the Photos database.

45 Usher Reviews

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gryphonent
17 August 2008

Most helpful

Very unstable, constant crashed with the latest version 3.3.2.
Like (5)
Version 3.3.2
GeogProf
24 January 2014
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.
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Version 1.1.8
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
02 February 2016
No need to be a dick about it!

Did you contact them about your problem?
Your post doesn't indicate you did.

If you need to bash someone who really deserves it, go bash Koingo!
Like (3)
DanH1826
05 December 2013
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.
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Version 1.1.7
Helmo-Hass
09 May 2013
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
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Version 1.1.6
snickers2k
12 November 2012
my movie collection is on a NAS and for me usher is not working well. it keeps crashing most of the time
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Version 1.1.6
1 answer(s)
GorraTaxef
GorraTaxef
27 December 2012
Try InerziaStudios. It works very well with movies on a network drive (volumes are automatically mounted when needed) and costs much less.
Like (1)
GeogProf
06 November 2012
Nice, but I can’t find a preference to always open movies in fullscreen — a glaring omission and deal breaker.
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Version 1.1.6
glengarry
05 October 2012
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.
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Version 1.1.6
rramito
20 April 2012
I am a teacher & use this to organize many short clips I show in class. Works great, highly recommended!
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Version 1.1.4
claveman
17 July 2011
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?
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Version 1.1.3
Arjuna
21 May 2011
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.
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Version 1.1.3
1 answer(s)
rramito
rramito
20 April 2012
Good suggestions - they will make this VERY FINE app even better!
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glinner
10 May 2011
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
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Version 1.1.3
$25.00

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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