Snowtape
Snowtape
2.1
3.7
0.0
Snowtape free download for Mac

Snowtape

Version 2.1

Record Internet radio stations.

Snowtape 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 version 2.1

Updated on Jul 31 2012

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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    Id-Ego-SuperEgo
    Id-Ego-SuperEgo
    Feb 19 2017
    2.1
    5.0
    Feb 19 2017
    5.0
    Version: 2.1
    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
    Bigdave56
    Bigdave56
    Jun 19 2015
    2.1
    2.5
    Jun 19 2015
    2.5
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    PSi-AU
    PSi-AU
    Feb 16 2015
    2.1
    4.0
    Feb 16 2015
    4.0
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    Enyox
    Enyox
    Oct 2 2014
    2.1
    5.0
    Oct 2 2014
    5.0
    Version: 2.1
    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!
    Mhoutman
    Mhoutman
    Jun 17 2014
    2.1
    0.0
    Jun 17 2014
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    Apparently this seems abandon ware. Dev's focus is on Intstacast OS X and iOS. Bummer.
    Bigdave56
    Bigdave56
    May 27 2014
    2.1
    2.5
    May 27 2014
    2.5
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    Robertcoogan
    Robertcoogan
    Oct 25 2013
    2.1
    0.0
    Oct 25 2013
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    Cloudy
    Cloudy
    Oct 11 2013
    2.1
    0.0
    Oct 11 2013
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    Molamola
    Molamola
    May 12 2013
    2.1
    4.0
    May 12 2013
    4.0
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    Strawmant
    Strawmant
    Jan 13 2013
    2.1
    4.5
    Jan 13 2013
    4.5
    Version: 2.1
    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.
    mark-lewis73
    mark-lewis73
    Dec 9 2012
    2.1
    1.0
    Dec 9 2012
    1.0
    Version: 2.1
    Crashes constantly while recording, Not ready for Mountain Lion. Avoid this product. For the price I was expecting a sophisticated, stable and well planned product. Many stations you would expect to be in the database - similar to Reciva Radio or Tunein Radio are missing. This was a costly mistake on my part.
    Stephend1
    Stephend1
    Oct 27 2012
    2.1
    4.5
    Oct 27 2012
    4.5
    Version: 2.1
    It is the best yet for music i have in my colection.
    neartheredrocks
    neartheredrocks
    Sep 28 2012
    2.1
    0.0
    Sep 28 2012
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    Unfortunately Snowtape 2.1 is always crashing after a couple of minutes on my Intel iMac with OS X 10.8.2. This seems to be the case for many users. Is there any response from the developer for this?
    durango88
    durango88
    Aug 10 2012
    2.1
    1.0
    Aug 10 2012
    1.0
    Version: 2.1
    crashes on open, do not buy
    Slabby
    Slabby
    Aug 10 2012
    2.1
    5.0
    Aug 10 2012
    5.0
    Version: 2.1
    Ich möchte meinen Kommentar von vorhin revidieren. Mit der Version 2.0.15 (1065) läuft dann alles! Zum Program kann man nur Top sagen und es die einzige Alternative zum ehemaligen Radio Gaga (wird nicht mehr weiterentwickelt). Hier werden wohl auch die Radiosender besser gepflegt! ( Ich habe noch keinen gefunden der nicht funktioniert) Bin begeistert und kann es nur jedem empfehlen der Musik aus dem Internet aufnehmen möchte.
    808-space
    808-space
    Aug 10 2012
    2.1
    0.5
    Aug 10 2012
    0.5
    Version: 2.1
    To everything crash, crash, crash...(sung to the tune of the Byrds song turn,turn,turn..)
    Blamanche
    Blamanche
    Aug 10 2012
    2.1
    0.5
    Aug 10 2012
    0.5
    Version: 2.1
    Should be 0 stars. Crashes on open. Tunein's lousy iPhone app does not allow you to use the recordings you make. I found snowtape for the iOS platform but the directory was pretty lame. So I've been looking for an alternative in the mac os platform. Was hoping to see if Snowtape has a better directory on OSX; but it is non-functioning in 10.7.4. Was hoping that it could replace RadioShift which uses tunein radio's directory. Btw, FStream runs great and is super stable but does not have a directory...oh, well
    RogerKatz
    RogerKatz
    Aug 10 2012
    2.1
    0.0
    Aug 10 2012
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    MacUpdate provides v2.1, which crashes when I open it (in Snow Leopard). Both the developers website and the updater built within the application itself say that v2.0.15 is the current version. Version 2.0.15 seems fine.
    Helmo-Hass
    Helmo-Hass
    Aug 1 2012
    2.1
    0.0
    Aug 1 2012
    0.0
    Version: 2.1
    REQUIREMENTS Intel Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later 64-bit processor on crapmountain it launches ok, But why it just crashes on snow ..? taken away old libs and preferences, but NOTHING just crashes, so since montaincrap will be really faraway from me.. i'll say bye to this too.. apple paranoical attitutde will kill you all. DEVs please STOP doing this mess you just make our life more painfull if apple wants to deal with their stolen copyrights, F.....'em, but this codesigning thingy is going to lead (me for sure) to migrate to other System who still care about the USER and not just about their asses, anyway Piracy will ALWAYS be there and you cant do anything to stop it.. Not too relevant post about this app i know,, but just geting bored about all these bu****ts. I pay for my soft and system and I hate having to deal with applesecurityparanoidbullshits FULLSTOP
    carolusmagnus
    carolusmagnus
    Feb 10 2012
    2.0.13
    1.0
    Feb 10 2012
    1.0
    Version: 2.0.13
    snowtape makes a nice first impression - but it doesn't last long! first of all, it has a strange way of buffering music and recordings. while you can specify an own folder, nothing is saved there until you "export" something. instead, an endless buffer file is used. i remember an option in an earlier version of the program, to limit the total size of that buffer, so that your harddrive won't fill up. however, this "fifo"-feature is not available anymore which can end up in a total system crash due to a clogged start-up volume. why not directly write all recorded music to the disk? secondly, snowtape is very, very buggy and unstable. streams often start stuttering after a few hours of continuous playing. when you stop and restart, the problem is gone. the application also randomly locks up, e.g. after i woke up my mac from sleep. while browsing my recordings, i permanently get a beach ball when i select the next entry, resulting in a force-quit, often resulting in a total loss of all recorded music. last, but not least, the program features a questionable usability. why do i have a "directory" of radio stations, next to "imported stations", "last imported", and "favorites"? what is the difference between "collection", "last recorded", and "edited"? and why doesn't the application tell me time and date of a recording? i recommend trying the program thoroughfully, before investing any money.
    $33.00
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