Snowtape
Snowtape
2.1

3.7

Snowtape free download for Mac

Snowtape

2.1
31 July 2012

Record Internet radio stations.

Overview

Note: development for this application has stopped. You can still download version 2.1 from this listing.

Snowtape records Internet radio stations. Listen to your Favorite Radio stations with its high-performance database, Snowtape is able to store thousands of radio stations for you to choose from. You can search for a particular station or just browse the database. You can also add any radio station to your favorites list to help you quickly find the right station for your current mood.

Instant Recording. Instantly Record the program you are listenting to, it's as simple as one-click. Hit the record button while listening to your favorite station and recording starts instantly. Snowtape is able to cut the recordings at audio track boundaries automatically. Snowtape can identify potential commercials or interludes. With the built-in track editor you can cut out any interfering audio you do not wish to be exported.

1-Click Export to iTunes. Simply click the "Export to iTunes" button and the audio track is encoded to high quality AAC audio and saved right into your iTunes library. Album artwork and track titles are automatically exported as iTunes Audio Tags and get incorporated directly into the audio track during export.

Import Internet Playlists. Snowtape can import .PLS and .M3U Internet playlist files as well as .Webloc URL files. Simply drop your files onto the radio list or choose "Import Files" from the application menu. You can also provide Snowtape playlist or stream URLs. Snowtape checks every URL and only imports those that work.

Drag & Drop iTunes Radio. As a bonus, Snowtape also understands items coming directly from iTunes. This means you can easily import a radio station onto Snowtape by clicking and dragging from the iTunes list. It works with any radio station you previously imported to iTunes as well as with the complete iTunes radio catalogue.

Get Album Artwork. Snowtape partners with Last.fm to give you the bonus of album artwork and additional album metadata. In most cases, Snowtape can download this information automatically for you. Alternatively, a "Get Album Info" button searches and adds any album info and cover artwork available.

What's new in Snowtape

Version 2.1:
  • Now 64-bit only
  • Code-signed for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Removed support for Growl and replaced it with the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Notification Center
  • Now makes use of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's system-wide AirPlay support
  • Improved general performance

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GeogProf
30 April 2009

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I just checked this developer's webpage, where it says they plan to sell this for $29 after the beta period. I agree with others here who think that's wayyyyy too much. Pass.
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Version 0.3
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
19 February 2017
What a shame Snowtape is no more. Along with Radium, the best radio steaming app (both for Mac and for iOS) I know of.
Avie Tevanyan, the father of OS X / macOS. Jon Rubinstein. Steve Jobs. Scott Forstall. Steve Jobs. Palm's webOS. Thousands of very useful desktop and / or mobile apps, some very useful, others sporting delightfully refined UIs (Snowtape, WeightBot, AquaTint and many thousands more) - all gone. Sad.
#nostalgia
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Version 2.1
Bigdave56
19 June 2015
Said to say, just saw a news article that Vemedio, the developer, has gone belly up. Too bad, for despite its quirks, Snow tape was a unique and useful product. In particular are not aware of another radio recording app that detects the stream format and captures it without reformatting and further compression losses. I will continue to use Snowtape until some future OS update breaks it. Wonder if anyone in the developer world would consider buying the source code and doing an updated Snowtape, which they were working on at the time that they packed it in. To the developers, in case you see this, Thanks for Snowtape and hopefully the future holds good things for you. If anyone has any suggestions about a good recording app, I wish you would sound off here.
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Version 2.1
3 answer(s)
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
23 September 2016
Sadly, it would appear that SnowTape is now TOTALLY D.O.A - the online directories no longer load :-(
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timdmackey
timdmackey
24 October 2016
@Pettifogger0712, You can still use Snowtape by manually importing stream urls, which can be found under "File > Import URL". It's not as nice as the built-in database that Snowtape used to have, but it's easy enough to find streams using one of the many online radio databases that are available.
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mr-space
mr-space
02 December 2016
I trashed the "OnlineDirectoryView.nib" inside the app to prevent the continuous connections attempts...
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PSi-AU
16 February 2015
Snowtape is still everything I ever wanted in an internet radio and recording app.
Recording does not currently work on Yosemite. I have filed a bug report and am awaiting a reply from the developer. Will update this when I hear back.
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Version 2.1
2 answer(s)
Molamola
Molamola
24 February 2015
I don't think they ll do more fixes on snowtape after they are now working on a successor to Snowtape, dubbed Snowflake. Looks nice to me, but does not support recording yet. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/53435/snowflake
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TomLoredo
TomLoredo
06 August 2016
Snowtape still records for me on Yosemite (10.10.5). If you are having trouble recording, it might be worth reinstalling, or checking for conflicts with another app or some system setting.
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Enyox
02 October 2014
Snowtape is still the most advanced, most beautiful and easy to use radio recording app out there. Hopefully the developer will decide to bring out a new version soon, both for OS X and iOS. I've been a heavy user of Snowtape since more than 4 years now and almost had no issues with it (last year I had one minor issue, but the developer answered immediately to my email and also solved it quickly). Unfortunately the iPhone app currently is not working any longer under iOS 8 and there seem to be no other apps on the market, which can be compared in any way. Thanks for this great app and please don't give it up!
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Version 2.1
Mhoutman
17 June 2014
Apparently this seems abandon ware. Dev's focus is on Intstacast OS X and iOS. Bummer.
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Molamola
Molamola
22 November 2014
I got an email from the developers a few weeks ago with a survey about snowtape because they think with OSX 10.10. it would be time for a "completely new version". So at least they are evaluating.
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Bigdave56
27 May 2014
Interface pretty but the purpose of various steps not obvious. Says it has access to 'thousands' of radio stations but cannot find the main BBC 320K stream (Shows about 40 BBC stations, none of which is the right one and no way to get any useful guidancefrom the app). Importing the 320K BBC url displays in the app as Win media 56K. All other streaming apps I have tried have no problem with the same url. Multiple support requests using form on developers site have gone unanswered. You'd have a better chance of getting a personal response from the President. Worth having, but support gets zero stars.
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Bigdave56
Bigdave56
27 May 2014
It would have been clearer to say 'workflow' than 'purpose of various steps'.
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Robertcoogan
25 October 2013
Can't import new stations in the demo, or maybe it is just a limitation. I really hope that last one is not the case - it is a really confusing limitation to put on this software. I need to know if it can successfully import stations. I was trying to record Somafm, and it never shows up in the list.
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Version 2.1
Cloudy
11 October 2013
Tested the demo but couldn't find my time shifted recording, not even the first 15 minutes. I don't know if this feature is disabled in the demo version. I tried to contact the support via contact sheet and e-mail and didn't get any response ever since except a confirmation e-mail. I'm waiting over a week now. I would like to buy it but only if I can test the time shift recording. In my opinion the support for this great product is almost non existent. To bad.
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Version 2.1
Molamola
12 May 2013
Version 2.1 works almost flawless for me. One issue remains - on MacBook pro 15" it triggers discrete graphics which is a battery hog and seems stupid for a radio app. Probably snowtape just calls for some libraries like core animation it does not really need. Emailed support about this end of 2012, but they do not seem to care about this issue.
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Bigdave56
Bigdave56
27 May 2014
They don't seem to care about ANY issue. You're on your own with this one.
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Strawmant
13 January 2013
Unlike others here who, it appears, have had poor results with Snowtape, I've had nothing but positive results with the latest version and would recommend the software. I literally use it daily and for long periods and have not had one issue with it. Functionality is great, I really like the system wide hotkey options that let me play/stop or record/stop without having to be in the App. Recommended.
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Version 2.1
$33.00

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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