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Stars free download for Mac

Stars

Version 5.1.2

Rate iTunes songs from the menubar.

4.3
Based on 27 user ratesRead reviews & comments

Stars overview

Stars lets you rate the currently playing song in iTunes from your menu bar with a single click of the mouse. After enough songs are rated, you can use the data to create smart playlists that contains your most favorite music in iTunes.

Features
  • You can see the current song's rating with a quick glance at the menu bar
  • Stars notifies you to rate a song if it's unrated when you're 3/4th of the way through the song
  • Play/pause, next, and previous buttons to control iTunes. Option clicking the previous/next buttons skips and rewinds by 10 seconds. Holding down on the buttons will fast-forward and rewind
  • View album cover art while rating the current track
  • You can setup keyboard shortcuts to change the rating with
  • Correctly shows album ratings and half-star ratings
  • It takes up room to show the stars in the menubar only when iTunes is playing

What’s new in version 5.1.2

Updated on Dec 16 2017

Version 5.1.2:
  • Minor fixes

Information

License

Commercial

Size

1.8 MB

Downloads

9665

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Nov 28 2019
5.1.2
2.0
Nov 28 2019
2.0
Version: 5.1.2
Used to work great. No longer displays the rating in stars at the top nor lets you "Rate songs with a single click" on the current macOS. Support does not respond.
MisterE
MisterE
Jun 9 2013
4.3
0.0
Jun 9 2013
0.0
Version: 4.3
It's a pretty nice idea but, for me it uses up too much precious menu bar space. You can rate songs, as they're playing, using keyboard shortcuts and do a whole lot more for free with the awesome app Quicksilver. I use it for almost everything from launching apps to moving files, searching my computer, etc.
MackinTush
MackinTush
Apr 26 2013
4.2.1
5.0
Apr 26 2013
5.0
Version: 4.2.1
Great little gem. This little great program makes Apple computing so much more fun.
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
Jun 6 2012
4.1.1
0.0
Jun 6 2012
0.0
Version: 4.1.1
I've tried ILS and indeed it does what is says. But no matter how much I would like to use start rating the thing that keeps me from it is the fact that (at least to my knowledge) there is no way to save and export the star ratings for your music library. Of course this has nothing to do with I Love Stars but all with Apple, and I've given up hope that Apple will ever save the star ratings hard coded in at least AAC and Apple Lossless file formats (as tag information).
dwp-1
dwp-1
Mar 29 2012
3.6.2
5.0
Mar 29 2012
5.0
Version: 3.6.2
I Love Stars does just what it claims to do and very simply. It's perfect!
big-rod
big-rod
Dec 6 2011
3.6
0.0
Dec 6 2011
0.0
Version: 3.6
MacApp-store only, means it's basically unusable for me since I don't use the MAS. The earlier versions worked fine, it does what it does - just get an older version. Don't encourage the developer by buying this on MAS and give Apple 30% and your personal info for free.
Giovanni-Marcucci
Giovanni-Marcucci
Jun 17 2011
3.5.4
5.0
Jun 17 2011
5.0
Version: 3.5.4
It's perfect!
Mart°n
Mart°n
Jun 16 2011
3.5.4
4.5
Jun 16 2011
4.5
Version: 3.5.4
I really like I Love Stars and have used it for several months, even before it switched to the Mac App Store. It works very well, and is the first app that really brought me to apply a star rating to most of my songs. The subtle blinking and the sound are a great “reminder“ to apply your rating now. I would have preferred an non MAS-version as I dont’t like to wait for an Apple approved version if a new or bugfix version is to be released. But I have paid for it anyway simply to support the developer. It never crashed on my Mac and makes me a happy camper. It would be a full 5 star rating but I have to cut a half star off because of the Mac App Store only approach.
xati-ba
xati-ba
Mar 3 2011
3.5.2
5.0
Mar 3 2011
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
Excellent app! I especially like the shortcut functions. If you could add one for 0 stars (unrated) it would be perfect. It would have been nice to have this app for free but $1 is quite reasonable, the people would complain about the price and the app store have probably wasted about the same amount of money in terms of lost productivity simply by expressing their views on Macupdate.
Mette
Mette
Jan 16 2011
3.5.1
4.5
Jan 16 2011
4.5
Version: 3.5.1
I have really enjoyed the free version of this app, and currently have version 3.4.1 on my Mac. I see no mention anywhere that this version does not work on OS X 10.6.6, but that must be the case, as it no longer launches. The developer's website no longer mentions the app at all, so perhaps he will respond on this site with information on version compatibility.
consumerx
consumerx
Jan 10 2011
3.5.1
4.0
Jan 10 2011
4.0
Version: 3.5.1
Review is for 3.2 version... Firstly, I am disappointed that I discovered this application too late. And by that, of course I mean the newly initiated App Store requirement. I have no issue with paying a few bucks for the app, 'tis just that I am still running that ever so old 10.5 OS X version. However, I discovered the freeware 3.2 version still hosted on that other software website .... softronic . (At least until the dev reads this review, I suppose. ;-P ) **************** In short, this application does exactly as described. I discovered accidently that holding down the command key provides 1/2 star rating. A pleasant surprise! On a slight aside, my Mac Mini is tethered to an Apple Bluetooth Aluminum Keyboard that has the multimedia keys. If there was some way to remap the useless brightness keys (no compatibility with non-Apple monitors) to interface with I Love Stars (or iTunes) as rating keys, I would be super pleased. My searching on remapping the special multimedia keys has been unsuccessful. Any ideas people?
Ikir
Ikir
Jan 9 2011
3.5.1
4.5
Jan 9 2011
4.5
Version: 3.5.1
Simple but handy, you can set to show stars only when iTunes i open
MisterE
MisterE
Jan 8 2011
3.5.1
0.0
Jan 8 2011
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
This looks like a very interesting app as it might actually motivate me to listen to more than 5% of my 200GB iTunes library so I can rate it. I would love to try it but I won't be forced to go to the Mac AppStore as the sole outlet for the app. Can you even download a demo from the app store or do I have to buy before I try? I want choices and I don't want Apple to be the bottleneck between me and software because in the big picture it gives them too much power. I don't care if it's easier for all involved, sometimes (often times I'd say) what looks like the easy path today turns out to be a nightmare in the long run. I would think that developers would want to retain as much control and choice as possible too. What if one day Apple changes the rules of the game and removes this app because, for example, "it reproduces functionality already available" or "insert other subjective reason here"? Never put all your eggs in 1 basket! I'm not willing to allow Apple to come between my computer and what I want on it and I hope all Mac developers will not allow Apple to become the sole distributor for their software because the long-term implications of them getting a monopoly on distribution are unacceptable to me. If that happens it will finally be time to learn how to use Linux.
Damian Weiss
Damian Weiss
Jan 8 2011
3.5.1
3.0
Jan 8 2011
3.0
Version: 3.5.1
To make it short: I loved "I love stars" because it's really easy to use and does what I want. I accept that the developper wants to earn money with his app. But I can't accept that I have to buy it in the Mac App Store. I won't use it, and I won't take account of any apps that are solely offered in the Mac App Store. That's why I give "I love stars" a low overall rating.
Algos
Algos
Jan 7 2011
3.5.1
0.0
Jan 7 2011
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
It seems the previous version (3.4.1) has disappeared completely. While I can understand that they're not keeping it around, as it will probably hurt sales, it's a shame for Leopard and PPC users who now won't be able to use it any more.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Jan 7 2011
3.5.1
2.5
Jan 7 2011
2.5
Version: 3.5.1
From the developer's website: "I Love Stars is now available exclusively at the Mac App Store for the price of $1." Boo! How about this, dev? I'll pay twice as much if you don't force me to install the stupid App Store just to download your app. If this is the way things are going, I guess I'll be saving a lot of money this year NOT buying software.
Coolapic
Coolapic
May 10 2010
3.4
5.0
May 10 2010
5.0
Version: 3.4
Fantastic little app, I could not live without no that I'm got used to it ! Only request (not very important !): Is there a way, or would it be possible to add a pref, to force I Love Stars to load as last item (when auto loading at startup) as I'd like to have it on the extreme left of my menulets.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
May 9 2010
3.4
2.5
May 9 2010
2.5
Version: 3.4
I Love Stars is, imho, the best iTunes song rating app around. Nothing fancy, just a pleasant, simple interface that's easy to use and doesn't distract you with bells and whistles, allowing you to effortlessly rate songs and stay in The Zone while working. Can't ask for more than that. Thanks again for a fantastic app (and the addition of half star ratings)!
zx
zx
Dec 15 2009
3.3
5.0
Dec 15 2009
5.0
Version: 3.3
thanks:)
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Sep 24 2009
3.2.2
2.5
Sep 24 2009
2.5
Version: 3.2.2
Thanks for another great update. I wasn't having any issues, but I appreciate your efforts and generosity! This is a great little app. Thanks for keeping it free :)
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