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TotalTunes Control Reviews

2.5.9
08 December 2009

iTunes controller.

Jan13
02 November 2008

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I did spend 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ... This application is crushing and crashing ... !!! I did waste 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...
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Version 2.5.2

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No-One
14 August 2010
Anyone know where I can find the wallpaper?
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Version 2.5.9
Markus-Schaller
09 December 2009
The developer writes the follwoing on his homepage: "I couldn't trash the TotalTunes Control project... that's why I've decided to make TotalTunes Control 3.0, and it will be a free update for old users!"
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Version 2.5.9
Chetiboy
08 December 2009
Now that it's no longer supported by the developer, this was the worst purchase I ever did.
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Version 2.5.9
Twilightscapes
08 December 2009
Very glad to see that you've decided to reverse your decision to kill this app and are moving forward on version 3! I can't wait. I've flipped back and forth between this and CoverSutra which is also very nice, but I just really like the execution of your version. I was very sad to see the original announcement of it's death.
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Version 2.5.9
Teslanaut
18 October 2009
Everyone, please move on to their/his new app: http://ecouteapp.com/
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Version 2.5.8
Walruscp
25 June 2009
This is abandonware. The developer's own site states: "Warning! TotalTunes Control is no longer developed. Please think twice before buying it!" Stay away. I know for a fact that the lyrics importing feature no longer works with iTunes 8.2.
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Version 2.5.5
dajonel
26 March 2009
Does not fully support iTunes 8. Also, the developer's website is as good as dead.
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Version 2.5.5
Jan13
02 November 2008
Developer was very helpful with the issue, and then and refunded me, with out question. Nice Guy !
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Version 2.5.2
Jan13
02 November 2008
I did spend 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ... This application is crushing and crashing ... !!! I did waste 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...
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Version 2.5.2
Fouf
20 August 2008
Great soft, easy to use, awesome, light (you don't need to care about it), well designed ... A (very) little thing : it would be great to have a better lyrics search.
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Version 2.4.7
Jimwick
11 July 2008
There is a "new" version almost every 24 hours. I'm tired of being part of the debugging panel. The developer needs to get a complete and stable app BEFORE putting it out to users.
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Version 2.4.5
5 answer(s)
Pxl
Pxl
11 July 2008
I agree...
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Version 2.4.6
Jimwick
Jimwick
11 July 2008
Young programmers need to learn good programming habits. I was taught that I should never release any code of mine until I had it as perfect and bug-free as I could make it. That meant holding back the release until I had done a proper job on it. I suggest the same for young (and old) programmers.
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Version 2.4.6
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
12 July 2008
@Jimwick : You're right. But I'm very stressed when a user tells me that there is a new problem. Sometimes it comes from a specific Mac. Now it's holydays and I think I'm going to take my time before releasing a new version 8-)
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Version 2.4.6
Twilightscapes
Twilightscapes
04 August 2008
Louka, Don't mind them. If they have a stable release that they're currently using, then fine... they can "choose" to stay put at that version. I for one, like seeing a developer push things out as soon as possible. The amount of development that this app had undergone is phenomenal. I remember this app when it was barely half of what it is today. Keep up the great work, and feel free to push your updates whenever you like. If anything, maybe go to a beta version system - where the latest and greatest go out as a beta designation? Either way, I love seeing apps get updated like yours - it shows that you are motivated and eager to improve your application. This is WAY more than can be said of most applications nowadays.
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Version 2.4.7
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
04 August 2008
Thanks you very much CyberAtomic =) I'm currently searching for a new interface and new features for TotalTunes Control v3.0. It should be much better and faster than the actual one, and free for current users. I'm just searching a way to implement iTunes without lags.
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Version 2.4.7
Serge
29 June 2008
Trois mises à jour en 48 heures. Prends un peu de repos Louka. Aujourd'hui c'est le jour du Seigneur ;-) Et merci pour le rabais, la semaine dernière ! :-)
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Version 2.3.8.2
Ender21
09 June 2008
Nice app. What about ability to pick a CD images on the web and send it directly to iTunes, and as well for lyrics?
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Version 2.3.2
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
10 June 2008
Working on !
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Version 2.3.3
Mrk
06 June 2008
> New notifications : with controls and HUD background. Is there a way to turn this off? I find it really distracting compared to ho wit was previously.
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Version 2.3
4 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
06 June 2008
I knew it ! lol. I will add an option in the next version. Thank you.
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Version 2.3
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
06 June 2008
Feature added :)
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Version 2.3
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
06 June 2008
Ba-da-BOOM. Now that's service!
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Version 2.3.1
Mrk
Mrk
06 June 2008
Damn that's fast!
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Version 2.3.1
Walruscp
03 June 2008
This application looks like it would be terrific: lots of features, decent price, and a nice interface that has some customizability. Problem is, it keeps hanging on me. I think it's due to the fact my iTunes library and music files are hosted on an Air Disk I access via airport, because when I use it for a local music library it works fine. I have emailed the developer several times, and he has offered some minor suggestions to fix the problem with no success. If he can fix this issue in coming versions, this application gets another star. Until then, this is simply an unusable application for me and others who access their iTunes libraries wirelessly.
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Version 2.2.93
12 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
06 June 2008
You are asking something difficult because I've searched how to get Airport libraries and I can't find a way to get them. Also, TotalTunes Control is offering something that no other controllers got : Playlists, TV Shows, and Movies selection. And this is just a feature. You can use it like any other iTunes controller (like CoverSutra). If I can find a way out, be sure I'll implement it.
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Version 2.3
Walruscp
Walruscp
06 June 2008
Actually just downloaded 2.3, and it appears to work now with my library. When I get home I will reboot and double check, but for the five minutes I had to play with it before work it was working.
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Version 2.3
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
06 June 2008
Hoo I understand... previous versions of TTC couln't work properly ? I thought you meant that the "iTunes" popup can't be used. I've removed the "current playlist" display in 2.3 because there were a lot of problem with it. That's maybe why it now works on your computer, even with Shared libraries.
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Version 2.3
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
09 June 2008
I haven't been able to use this either (recently purchased through MacUpdate promo) and my songs are stored on an external hard drive connected via firewire. TTC hangs as well as iTunes unless iTunes is already running prior to launching TTC.
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Version 2.3.3
Walruscp
Walruscp
23 June 2008
This continues to be a problem. It disappeared for a while, but recent versions have reintroduced the hanging problem for those of us accessing music and videos on external drives (over the network for me). CoverSutra, which I got in the MacHeistII Bundle, has no problem accessing my files on my network drive, so I am left thinking that TTC simply tries to do too much in one package. I'll have to stick with CoverSutra for now until the author can finally correct these serious bugs. He has tried to be responsive though, I will grant him that much, so I hold out hope for future versions.
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Version 2.3.5.4
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
23 June 2008
Well, CoverSutra works because it doesn't list shared playlists and other things. Maybe I got to remove shared libraries from TotalTunes Control
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Version 2.3.5.4
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
28 June 2008
Try out the newest version ;)
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Version 2.3.6
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
28 June 2008
Still hangs on launch if iTunes is NOT already running and will also cause iTunes to hang. My music library is on an external FW hard drive.
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Version 2.3.7
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
28 June 2008
Ok I'll put all my music on external disk and test everything.
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Version 2.3.7
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
04 July 2008
I now think the problem may have to do with iTunes communicating with my Apple TV when it launches. I downloaded a competing product with the initials CS and the same problem occurs. In this case, the Console log indicated a "DNSServiceResolveError" followed by the DNS name of my Apple TV. Has to be more than just coincidence, don't you think?
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Version 2.3.8.4
Walruscp
Walruscp
07 July 2008
Stability has improved as have the features. Problem remains that I cannot play videos (movies, video podcasts, TV Shows) from the controller itself from my external hard disk on the network. Otherwise, things have improved nicely.
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Version 2.4.2
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
07 July 2008
Hi, You right, I forgot that ! Be sure I'll correct that for the next version ;-) Stay (i)tuned
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Version 2.4.2
Sixbillships
01 June 2008
v3 Suggestion For a new feature suggestion for version 3, how about being able to directly select a song from a playlist from the Controller window or from the Menu controls. I don't see a way to do that now, but would like to.
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Version 2.2.8
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 June 2008
Yeah, why not. But I was thinking about the ability to not launch iTunes and directly use iTunes library from the file located in ~/Music. It will avoid using more memory and CPU.
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Version 2.2.8
Sajdak70
Sajdak70
03 June 2008
v3 suggestion control of playing music without need to start iTunes. directly from TTC And ability to find covers for music will be great.
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Version 2.2.93
Pmcarrion
01 June 2008
Controller window is too big. Menu items controllers are too big and too spaced. No hot-keys... I bought this program as a Synergy replacement... lags some features when compared to Synergy.
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Version 2.2.8
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 June 2008
No hotkeys oO Take a lot at preferences panel. There is a lot of options. And the controller can be used in smaller sizes
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Version 2.2.8
Mrk
14 May 2008
CPU usage issues appear to be completely resolved with the current version. Nice work.
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Version 2.2.7
Larrys02
10 May 2008
Have OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Just updated my existing TTC to TTC 2.2.6, and the software hangs on opening the program. The controller opens up blank. No response, nothing. Tried to reboot, still the same problem. iTunes opens up fine, but the controller does not. Help!
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Version 2.2.6
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
12 May 2008
Try to erase preferences and re-launch.
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Version 2.2.7
Mrk
09 May 2008
Consistently uses 5% CPU even when nothing is playing in iTunes.
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Version 2.2.6
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
09 May 2008
It comes from last.fm submission. I'll improve it for the next version. Thanks for your report
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Version 2.2.6
Mrk
Mrk
09 May 2008
Good to know. It's my favorite iTunes controller otherwise, and I'll be happy to register it with that fixed.
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Version 2.2.6
Ishadow1
07 May 2008
Very good software, and the developper is updating his soft all the time.
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Version 2.2.6
Djefis
05 May 2008
I do not understand why this software has become shreware. There are softwares much more necessary that they are donationware. It was likeable before now has become useless. It is not necessary to list all the jewels of ours developers. . . . . Only an example : http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html
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Version 2.2.4
Teslanaut
04 May 2008
Custom Covers, YES! Keep up the good work. As for the people below. COME ON. You are angry over $8? Why aren't you angry at CoverSutra's $22 price tag? TotalTunes Control is Awesome.
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Version 2.2.3
1 answer(s)
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
08 May 2008
There's no problem with the pricing, trust is the issue. Making a freeware program payware by an automatic update without any prior notification is just very bad style.
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Version 2.2.6
Aggo
03 May 2008
I'm pretty disappointed as well that this went shareware without warning, even though it's not that much. I kept the last free version (2.1.1) and disabled the update check in the preference so I'll just stick with that.
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Version 2.2.3
1 answer(s)
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
08 May 2008
Would you mind providing the last free version for download? Unfortunately, the developer of TotalTunes Control has not enough class to provide such download.
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Version 2.2.6
Ituner
03 May 2008
TotalTunes Control is a clone of CoverSutra. It was free for a long time, just recently and without any notification to the user, TotalTunes Control was changed from freeware to payware through an automatic upgrade of the software. Users of TotalTunes Control have therefore to fear the worst from this application and I cannot recommend its further use. Go for CoverSutra, the original, which is being developed by a trustworthy and female (!) German developer. CoverSutra is slightly more expensive than its clone, i.e. TotalTunes Control, however, you will get a fancier user interface, extended functionality and can enjoy confidence in the developer.
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Version 2.2.3
14 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
03 May 2008
You're justifying your review by the fact TTC became a shareware.. are you kidding ? It was written and it's still written in the update changelog, the user has the possibility to do not install the update and keep the free version. Maybe CoverSutra looks graphicaly better, but it has not so much features as TotalTunes Control. And as I said before, TotalTunes Control is not a clone, when I released the first v2.0 release, someone told me that it looks like CoverSutra, which I didn't know before ! Look, you're saying that users should switch to CoverSutra because it's graphically better and it is developped by a women ? Do you think it's a good reason ? oO You're just angry because you haven't paid attention about the changelog when you updated TotalTunes Control. I'm also developping TotalTunes Control alone, I've got no graphist to make my interface (CoverSutra developer has one). If CoverSutra is better, then buy it right now. If you already bought it, why do you come here and make a bad review of a program that you are not using ? TotalTunes Control asked and continue asking me a lot of work, that's why I changed it to shareware, and sincerely, what is 8$ ? Nothing...
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Version 2.2.3
Avetenebrae
Avetenebrae
04 May 2008
iTuner: I don't think you know the real story of CoverSutra. I'm the one who had the original concept and did all the design work of the app. Now, she keeps using and sell all my design even if we had allot of troubles and I asked her to remove my (free) work. At least TotalTunes Control's developer haven't steal anything.
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Version 2.2.3
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
04 May 2008
@avetenebrae: Sophia Teutschler tells a different story I'm afraid: 'Since there were no good iTunes extenders I liked I decided to make my own. After about three months of development time I was ready to release CoverSutra 1.0 on January 23th. Thanks to PayPal it was quite easy to sell the licenses online, and people immediately got excited about the app, which in turn helped to spread the word about CoverSutra.' Would you mind elaborating on your claim a little bit further?
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Version 2.2.3
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
04 May 2008
@Eaglelouk: What happened to the comment I wrote this afternoon? I will not re-write my comment. Just the two most importants parts: You betrayed the trust of your users by upgrading their free versions to payware without any prior notice, I therefore do not trust you anymore either. And you removed the last free version of TotalTunes Control from your server. Are you afraid that you users could opt for an older but free version?
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Version 2.2.3
Avetenebrae
Avetenebrae
04 May 2008
@Eric B. : Yeah, I read this interview, and I'm afraid this isn't strictly the truth. She was a bit carefree with the credits in this early interview : http://wordpress.macoholic.de/?p=1176 I have evidences (mockups, emails and iChat transcripts) about the fact I'm the initiator of this app. Please check with her and ask her why she lied. Beside that, I won't talk here anymore because we are commenting TotalTunes control and it's way off-topic. Please contact me at laurentbaumann_at_gmail_dot_com if you really want these proofs.
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Version 2.2.3
Sophiestication
Sophiestication
04 May 2008
I really, really hate to do this but the way Laurent acts here forces me to make things perfectly clear and to show that I'm definitely not a thief. So long story short: I never stolen any interface designs or artworks. It is not a secret, and never was, that I worked with Laurent on CoverSutra. He was one of the beta testers of the very first incarnation of CoverSutra, which was a standalone player back in October 2006. Laurent contacted me right after I quit the first CoverSutra project and said the he totally liked my iTunes Artwork widget I'd made before, and said that it was a great iTunes controller and that I might make a bigger even more powerful app. So one thing lead to another and I ended up making CoverSutra as an iTunes controller. Things changed over time though. Last summer Laurent admitted that he fell in love with me which lead to ... well ... a lot of weirdness. So he quit working on CoverSutra last October. After that he got more and more freaky and today I have no doubt that he is a stalker trying to destroy my business or even me. I could write hours and hours about that, however, I will just quote this email that I received from him this January when he, apparently, was in a sane phase (unlike where he's at now): "Hi Sophie, I've been through allot of introspection this last couple of days. My anger is gone, and it's time for me to apologize for what I've done. It's true, I liked you at first sight, and I contacted you after the CoverSutra 2006 drop, to bring you ideas and concepts that would make you want to work with me. I think I offered you my help to make you owe me something, and unconscientiously, and even partially conscientiously, I wanted you to like me back for that. Days after days, I surrounded me with things belonging to you, and since you were sweet and fun, predictably I felt in love. I guess this is when I declared myself that you understood what I've done. You should have talked to me instead or running away, this is probably what made me the saddest, but I understand how sad it can be to discover such a thing. Now I understand that you hate me, as I hate myself. The only thing I'm proud of, is that I finally helped you to be recognized as the awesome developer you are, and gave you the help you needed for that. But please, remove my credits, cause it will be relieving for you, and for me. Feel free to keep using everything I've done, if you want to, cause you really deserve to keep and use this work, while I don't deserve to keep credits for it. Thank you for helped me reaching this level of quality in graphic design too. I couldn't have done it without you. I've also lost who I considered a friend, Janice, and I hope perhaps one day she'll forgive me. The only thing I'm proud of now, is writing you this letter, cause I still believe this is where the real Laurent is. I'm apologizing again, even if I know I'm unforgivable. Long live CoverSutra and long live Sophiestication. Laurent" So about two weeks ago, Laurent got mad again and tried to blackmail me, threatening me with an, apparently, fake lawsuit. I've told him that I'm in the process of removing all of his artwork anyways, and that it's just a matter of a few weeks. I'm really sad that I need to publish this, but again, I have no choice.
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Version 2.2.3
Avetenebrae
Avetenebrae
04 May 2008
@Sophie: I can guarantee you the lawsuit was not fake. I just didn't had the heart to sue you, because in you emails you seems like you are not rich and I didn't want the hassle of legal procedure to claim my rights. I think I did wrong to be kind now. See, you now agree that I contacted you first, and that I initiated our collaboration. So you obviously lied in the interview. This email was the last desperate answer to all the hate (lies, discredit, etc) you made me suffer. I though you would just stop hating me if I was saying what you wanted to hear. But instead of that, you continued to lie. Please guys, download CoverSutra 1.2.1 and read the About Box. In the light of these new informations, read again the interview. She removed everything that was related to me on her Flickr (credited icons sketches and UI elements), on her Twitter (I assume on some tweets my credit was too obvious), on her blog (the vinyl case post, the only one where I ever been credited), she just "erased me", but kept all my work and my ideas in the app… Isn't it that "trustworthy" ? I worked freely, you promised me allot of things (should I post here all your transcripts too?) and then you "changed your mind" (note the quote). So yes, I had changed my mind since this email too, and no contract forbid me to do so. You wanted to take everything and run? I disagree, and yes, you will hear about me as long as you will try to discredit my work and lie about me. Call that stalking if you want, but I call that "Intellectual propriety's protection against liars and thief's". So again, please remove everything I did in your application "CoverSutra" today, along with everything I did on your website. And do it now. Oh, you want to keep the benefit of all my work, but lie in the interviews to keep all the credit for yourself? Or you keep both, or you get rid of both, you choose, now. Is that clear enough or should I follow the legal way again? Do you really think this email have any contractual value? You will have to share sales revenues, buy me the promised iPod and code me the promised Icon Store if you want to keep the right to use my files. Until then, remove your application download link. Period. PS : I'm really sorry for Louka, this is way off-topic, and I think a moderator should clean up this thread, or move it to the CoverSutra's page, where this public discussion have his place.
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Version 2.2.3
Hendo
Hendo
04 May 2008
Right in the email you sent her, you gave her permission to continue to use your stuff, just because your crying because she didn't fall in love with you doesn't mean you should try and ruin her reputation.
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Version 2.2.3
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
04 May 2008
"I really, really hate to do this but the way Laurent acts here forces me to make things perfectly clear and to show that I'm definitely not a thief." If you "really, really hate" to do this, why did you do that ? oO Sophie, you're currently acting like a child by replying and PUBLISHING a confidential mail. I really don't understand. Even if you have or have not stolen avetenebrae's work, this is not the topic. We started speaking of TotalTunes Control, and iTuner said that it is a clone of CoverSutra. I've just replied that this is not a clone, where do you see stolen interface ? Nowhere. It's just Cocoa and HUD...
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Version 2.2.3
Hendo
Hendo
04 May 2008
She really really hated to because she didn't want to but she felt she HAD to, to save her reputation which he is trying to destroy
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Version 2.2.3
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
04 May 2008
Look, I have NO idea what is going on here, but use of foul language (the "f" word) is NOT acceptable from anyone at anytime in any post here at MacUpdate. The posts in this thread containing foul language have been deleted.
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Version 2.2.3
Avetenebrae
Avetenebrae
05 May 2008
@Hendo : I don't get your argument… This have nothing to do with feelings. Even if I would allow you to use freely my graphic elements, I would never allow you to lie publicly about who did them, disrespect me or claim in the about box it's your design. You say nothing, you write nothing, but you don't take credit for something you only have the RIGHT to use, not the ownership. There is a big big difference between "rights to use" and "intellectual propriety". The intellectual propriety is inalienable, and can't be sold. That's the point.
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Version 2.2.3
Poofighter
Poofighter
05 May 2008
About the About-Box: http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=CEDSOHW8 Someone lied and someone is freaky here. And someone wanted to be removed from the box. It must be difficult for Sophia to meet your requests. How much money you want now? Whatever, i allow you to use my comment for free guys! (Until i redecide and want money for using it) Thats Poooooooo
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Version 2.2.3
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
05 May 2008
@Hendo: What's your role in this conflict?
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Version 2.2.3
Ituner
03 May 2008
It came as an unpleasant surprise to me when TotalTunes Control changed from freeware to payware without any further notice, TotalTunes Control was simply made payware by the automatic upgrade function. I have therefore no more confidence in the developer of TotalTunes Control. What is coming next? A rise to 15 USD? The deactivation of the software? A spyware functionality in the software? It should have be more skeptical from the beginning. It was always apparent that TotalTunes Control was a clone of CoverSutra, however, I did not care as long as TotalTunes Control was free. Looking back, that was a mistake. Louka Desroziers, please show at least some character by providing the last free version for download again!
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Version 2.2.3
Hal0thane
03 May 2008
Wow, talk about "Ask and you shall receive!" On 1 May, I mentioned that I'd like to see more cover art included, and it's already done now with version 2.2.3, along with a slew of other enhancements. I'm very happy to pay my $8 for what TotalTunes Control offers. As a long-time user, I couldn't be happier with its development progress and timely updates, the functionality it provides, and the overall invested in it long before it went shareware. It's an essential tool on my Mac.
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Version 2.2.3
Hal0thane
02 May 2008
I think that $8 USD is a reasonable price to ask for what TTC accomplishes. Obviously its users like it or they (we) wouldn't use it, right? Allowing the developer to profit from his work should not be seen as such a heinous thing but as a way to satisfy both users and the developer, provided the price is reasonable and development doesn't dry up. Having said that, I've been neglectful myself in donating to the developer of TTC (which I think is an outstanding app); the choice to move to a shareware model, however, has reminded me that I actually should have paid for using this software long ago, so pay for it I will. My only hopes are that we see more cover styles and new features as a result of the move to shareware, not fewer and less frequent releases.
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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 May 2008
Don't worry, I'll make awesome updates ;)
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Version 2.2
Hal0thane
Hal0thane
02 May 2008
Thank you. :) TTC is truly an awesome app -- well-coded and very beautiful. When I saw it, the choice to switch from SizzingKeys4iTunes was a 'no brainer'. The ability to set my own keystrokes is what sold me; I've set mine to the same as I grew accustomed to using with SizzlingKeys, so I get more functionality without having to learn new keystrokes.
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Version 2.2
Eaglelouk
01 May 2008
I gave enought free licences right now. I can't be sure that someone who contact me about free licence is really an old user of TotalTunes Control. I closed my eyes on some mails... but now it's finished. Right now, I'm only giving free licence for users who previously donate for TotalTunes Control. If you have not donate and you're an old user, you'll have to pay. I know it's a little bit annoying, but I realized that TotalTunes Control has grown and has a lot of work behind it. And... 8$ is not so expensive...
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
Suleiman-Khan
Suleiman-Khan
01 May 2008
Agreed. I use CoverSutra myself (got it as part of an MUPromo a while back) but before that I was a faithful user of this app, and to be honest the speed of updates leaves CoverSutra in the dust. This is truly a fantastic application, and $8 is two meals at McDonalds folks. Give the guy 2 cents for the hard work he's put into making a fantastic app.
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Version 2.2
Teslanaut
01 May 2008
First of all, I would like to say Thank You so much to the Developer :) As for the, "Moving to Shareware", I could see why. I mean, look at it, ain't it a beauty? It sort of competes with CoverSutra which is, I think, 10 Dollars? Give the man some credit. He's put a lot of work into a great App. Great Job. Keep it up! Some things though: -I would like to see more Cover Skins -Integration into more Social websites like Facebook/Twitter. -Plugins would be nice Other then that, I LOVE it.
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 May 2008
Thanks dude, don't worry it will grow up quickly. And CoverSutra is... 22$ ;)
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Version 2.2
alessandro-cocco
01 May 2008
Shareware? Why?
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Version 2.2
Royboy
01 May 2008
Shareware? No thanks. If I want to pay for an iTunes controller, I'd go Coversutra. It looks/works much better, and as a mac user, aesthetics mean something to me.
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Version 2.2
brightonem
01 May 2008
It was offering so much for a free software but now it is not offering enough for a shareware. I think I will stick to 2.1.1.
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 May 2008
I give free licence for old users only, just contact me...
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Version 2.2
Teslanaut
01 May 2008
What made you decide to move to Shareware? Looks like I'm stickin to 2.1.1.
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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 May 2008
I give free licence for old users only, just contact me...
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Version 2.2
Teslanaut
Teslanaut
01 May 2008
Email Sent Sir. Great App btw :) Strangely Beach Balls sometimes. Like right now, when I mouse over it. I just closed iTunes.
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Version 2.2
Merlik
27 April 2008
It looks pretty cool, but it seems a bit too much like CoverSutra to me. I can appreciate taking good design and applying it to your program, but blatant copying might be going a bit too far.
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Version 2.0.8
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
27 April 2008
I don't know why everyone say that. I've done all the thing with my own hands, excepting Cover boxes which some users gave to me. Preferences icons have been made by a graphist, for free, and for me. Interface looks like HUD style and CoverSutra is not the only one to use that kind of interface. Shortcuts come from an opensource framework... Then please stop saying "It looks like CoverSutra, you cheated !". When TotalTunes Control 2.0beta has been release, and didn't know that CoverSutra exist, until someone like you said "ho my god you tried to copy CoverSutra !". My answer was "What ??" And then I've downloaded CoverSutra. Yes it looks like CoverSutra, but I never stole any graphic. Thank you.
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Version 2.0.9
Hendo
Hendo
28 April 2008
Yeah, I agree, I knew you'd turn this app HUD soon, it wasn't a matter of copying CoverSutra, the gui is nice but please change the playpause icon, it's so ugly! lol
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Version 2.0.9
Garlicbreath
23 April 2008
Tried this newest version on my Intel iMac Core 2 Duo running 10.4.11. Thought it was working fine. After an hour or so, I noticed a high percentage of CPU usage (I have iStat menus running). TotalTunes was using 100% while in the background. Am I the only one with this problem?
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Version 2.0.8
Garlicbreath
06 March 2008
This is the first time I've tried this program. I like it, except there seems to be a problem. CPU usage has grown from around 25% and now is close to 60%. iMac core 2 duo 10.4.11
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Version 2.0.4
Hal0thane
19 February 2008
I used SizzlingKeys4iTunes for the longest time. When TotalTunes Control became available, I thought it was "just another iTunes controller" like all the others, but eventually something about it -- the look of the control window -- made me realize, "Hey, I actually _can_ accomplish everything from here and still have it run transparently in the background." So I installed TotalTunes Control, set the trigger keys to be the same that I had gotten accustomed to with SizzlingKeys (keys that I had customized, incidentally -- both apps allow the user to choose the trigger keys) and haven't looked back. Now I don't have to go into System Preferences to change the settings like I did with SizzlingKeys (which was a Prefpane), and I even get Last.fm support for free -- bye bye, iScrobbler. I couldn't ask for a better iTunes controller than TTC. The developer seems to be very active in updating the app with new features and bug fixes, as well as listening to user feedback. That goes a long way toward loyalty -- and even if it's a free app, loyalty still means something.
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Version 2.0.2
Mgmu
19 February 2008
Love TotalTunes Control. It's the most elegant iTunes controller out there IMHO. One small bug in v.2.0: I can't disable notifications. TT C rechecks the checkbox every time it starts up.
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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
19 February 2008
Thanks for the report, I'm correcting it right now !
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Version 2.0
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
26 February 2008
Just a quick note: If you're get notifications and are using Growl, you can go into Growl and disable them for TotalTunes Controller that way, which might just be where the problem originates from.
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Version 2.0.3
MAchintrucbidule459
04 February 2008
Is it normal it takes 4% processor when not used ? Compared to coversutra wich is often near 0%. By the way this is an excellent freeware. Congrats.
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Version 2.0b21
Doug-S-
13 January 2008
there is a bug that's related to secondary displays in Leopard (might be Tiger as well, I can't test that) where if you have TotalTunes Controller on the secondary display when you disconnect the controller window might be partially off the screen. When this happens, and the top-bar is obscure, it becomes impossible to drag the player fully into view. The only solution I've found for this, when it happens, is to either plug the monitor back in, which isn't always possible, or to close the program, delete it's preferences, and start it up again.
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Version 2.0b21
2 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
13 January 2008
It will be corrected as well as I can
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Version 2.0b21
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
14 January 2008
You could fix it either by: 1. Not logging default positions (or at least making this an option that can be disabled). 2. Detecting display configurations and having a preference for each configuration. 3. Always having the controller appear on the main screen at a certain position. At least that's how I'd do it. Then again I'm a Flash developer, not an app developer.
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Version 2.0b21
Macmania
12 January 2008
Great work! Suggestion: When in the mini mode, only show controls, and title bar on mouse over for a cleaner, minimalist view. That way only the actual CD with art is shown. Cheers!
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Version 2.0b19
dajonel
12 January 2008
Version 2.0b19 crashes on 10.4.11.
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Version 2.0b19
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Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
12 January 2008
Sorry, Tiger is no longer supported.
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Version 2.0b19
dajonel
dajonel
12 January 2008
Rats. Since I downloaded the update via Sparkle, I don't have supported 2.0b18. Can you give me the URL where I can re-download it? If not, does anyone have 2.018 on their computer? If so, can you put the application in a ZIP archive and put it somewhere I can download it?
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Version 2.0b19
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
12 January 2008
To the developer: the latest version you submitted was incorrect in its System Requirements, you submitted that it was compatible with 10.4. Since reading your post here now, I have changed the System Requirements to 10.5 or later.
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Version 2.0b19
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
12 January 2008
Wait wait. I'm building the beta20 which should work on Tiger again. But the search feature will be useless on Tiger.
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Version 2.0b19
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
12 January 2008
OK developer, you released yet another version that supposedly does again work with 10.4 and you did not change the System Requirements back to 10.4 or later. I fixed it again. Please pay attention to details to avoid causing problems for your users and us as well, please!
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Version 2.0b20
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
12 January 2008
Yeah sorry, and thank you for paying attention about this. In fact, that was a bug and i meant that Tiger is not supported on b19. And because I has to correct this bug as quickly as possible, I wrote a short reply with no explanations. When I've updated to b20 which corrected the bug on Tiger, I didn't know that you already changed it to Leopard only.
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Version 2.0b21
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
12 January 2008
Thank you! ;)
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Version 2.0b21
dajonel
dajonel
12 January 2008
That's okay -- I don't need a search tool.
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Version 2.0b21
Twilightscapes
07 January 2008
One word: Awesome Thank you very much - your app makes me very happy.
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Version 2.0b17
Twilightscapes
04 January 2008
I've posted a small review of this application on my site, comparing it between the three apps that I've used to control iTunes: Synergy, CoverSutra and TotalTunes. http://toddlambert.com/edition14/totaltunes/ Keep up the great work - looking forward to LastFM integration!
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Version 2.0b16
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
04 January 2008
Really nice and very structured :D I like it. Thank you.
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Version 2.0b16
Twilightscapes
03 January 2008
Stars seem to work great now - thanks for fixing that. Everything in beta 16 seems to be working nicely for me on 10.5.1 I cannot wait for last.fm integration! The icon is just there teasing me!!! LOL
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Version 2.0b16
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
03 January 2008
Yeah I'm the devil |-) Just wait a little bit more..
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Version 2.0b16
dajonel
02 January 2008
A few issues): 1) The menu bar icon isn't clickable (since 2.0b15) 2) Clicking the "Favorites" preference pane crashes the program (since 2.0b13 or so) 3) The "Skins" preference pane is empty (since added) 4) The "Favorites" preference pane was empty (since added--now it crashes) 5) There may be more that I haven't discovered yet I have Mac OS X 10.4.11
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Version 2.0b15
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Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
Skins are not available yet.. that's why it's empty. However, TotalTunes Control seems to have some problems on Tiger..
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Version 2.0b15
dajonel
dajonel
02 January 2008
Yeah... I haven't tried it on Leopard yet. I'm able to access a Leopard-running computer, but it's in use like all the time...
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Version 2.0b15
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
b16 out and corrects favorite playlists bug (Terminal : Bus Error). It should work fine now :) And about the menubar, I can't reproduce the bug on my iBook running Tiger 10.4.9...
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Version 2.0b15
dajonel
dajonel
02 January 2008
It was a corrupt preferences file.
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Version 2.0b16
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
And does favorites now work on you computer ?
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Version 2.0b16
dajonel
dajonel
02 January 2008
Yes. Thanks!
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Version 2.0b16
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
02 January 2008
I can attest to it working perfectly under 10.5.1 All the issues you listed (sans no artwork but that's been explained) are non-existent in Leopard.
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Version 2.0b16
Doug-S-
02 January 2008
This is the best out of all the mini itunes controllers I've used, if only because it's free and provides 90% of the features the paid versions offer. Features (4): It offers a lot of great features, the only ones I've seen others offer that this doesn't seems to be cover flow and Last.FM support both of which don't matter to me. Ease of Use (4): It's easy to set up and has a lot of options that make easy to use to the point of where you don't have to do anything. Some things aren't always clear right away, but with a little bit of playing they become so. Value (5): It's free. Stability (5): I've not used it a whole lot yet, but so far it seems to be 100% stable for me on my MacBook Pro with Leopard. Pros: Easy to use and customise with great compatibility with OS X combined with the fact that it's free. You really can't ask for much more. Cons: Though there seems to be an option for it, there aren't actually other styles for the album art. Also, though it does have a clean style, things can feel a bit cluttered as there's not much space between the icons and controls so you get no real sense of grouping.
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Version 2.0b15
Legal-Eagle
02 January 2008
I have just upgraded to version 2.0b14 and now my TotalTunes Controller refuses to play any of my Playlists. I have used the "Reload Playlists" option, and tried to play my Playlists both via the Menu Bar and by choosing the relvant option within the Controller itself, but to no avail. It simply plays from "Music" at all times and refuses to open or play the Playlists. Could you look into this ? Otherwise, the application is working very well indeed !!
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Version 2.0b14
4 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
Huho... I don't understand why.. I can't reproduce the bug.. Please open TTC with the terminal and send me what the terminal returns when you choose a playlist.
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Version 2.0b14
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
Hooo I've just understood why ! Let me update to 2.0b15, just 10 minutes
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Version 2.0b14
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
Crap .. I was wrong.. I thought it was caused by Party Shuffle (when it is not enabled) but it's not that.. I'm waiting for the terminal report
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Version 2.0b14
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
02 January 2008
I have removed the playlists from the menubar. Can you please test this version : http://www.eagle-of-liberty.com/totaltunescontrol/TotalTunes%20Control_2.0b14_TEST.zip Thank you.
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Version 2.0b14
Macmania
01 January 2008
This application does a terrific job of providing the missing iTunes "mini cover" view. It is similar to Coversutra, but at infinitely greater value! I'm still trying to figure out how MAC OS X with its millions of lines of complex code, and weighs in at several gigabytes can sell for $120, and little utilities like Coversutra cost more than $20! The developer of TotalTunes is working hard at features, and polish. If he turns it into either donationware, or reasonably priced shareware, I will support him. Suggestions: 1. In the mini view, have a method to hide extraneous info, and frame, leaving only the CD. 2. Lower contrast between gray and black of the CD light effect Cheers!
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Version 2.0b13
1 answer(s)
Eaglelouk
Eaglelouk
01 January 2008
Geat ! Thank you very much, I'll see what I can do about this. However, TotalTunes Control is a freeware and I won't turn it into shareware. Donations are possible but, I don't really care at all ;-)
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Version 2.0b13