Noi
Noi 1.0.3
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Block out distractions with noise generation (release candidate.   Free
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Noi is a noise generator and nature soundscape player for Mac OS X. Noi resides in the menu bar to instantly block out your surroundings and help you relax. It can generate random white, pink, and brown noise. Free nature sounds can be installed within the app directly from the Internet Archive's public domain Sounds of Nature collection.
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Drag n' drop custom sounds.
  • Improved brownian noise algorithm.
  • Usage tips in the About panel.
  • Soundscape list organizes by visibility and title.
  • Bug fixes, better error handling.
  • Included a relaxing classical music sample.
Version 1.0.1b:
  • Uninstall function now obtains administrator privileges as needed.
  • Minor run-time and GUI bug fixes.Improved error handling.
Version 1.0.3:
  • Drag n' drop custom sounds.
  • Improved brownian noise algorithm.
  • Usage tips in the About panel.
  • Soundscape list organizes by visibility and title.
  • Bug fixes, better error handling.
  • Included a relaxing classical music sample.
Version 1.0.1b:
  • Uninstall function now obtains administrator privileges as needed.
  • Minor more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Noi User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+42

Runty reviewed on 10 Oct 2013
I love this app. Thank you.

Request:
-To layer sounds more easily than having to close the prefs window while preview is playing.
-To remember previously playing audio upon restart.



Noi kept hanging on my mac -- the icon was in the menubar but i could only get the beachball when hovering the pointer over it. I removed the Library/Noi folder and that fixed it. It may have happened because I manually removed some of the mp3s I had previously placed there?
[Version 1.0.3]

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Runty replied on 12 Oct 2013
Well the hanging happened again. Looks like it happens when I run it without an internet connection. It keeps looking for the online sound library maybe.
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Joshr replied on 09 Nov 2013
@Runty- man, really sorry about that! Noi was built to handle being offline. But I was never able to do testing on any OS X > 10.5.8, so there the problem may lie. Can't continue development for various reasons :( But if anybody wants to fire up GDB and do some assembly hacking they have my permission.
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Mikilc commented on 01 Apr 2013
Isn't there enough noise in the world already?
[Version 1.0.3]

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+3

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JRodatus replied on 02 Apr 2013
Too true. But when trying to concentrate, ocean waves can drown Grandma's oldies very nicely :-)
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+244

Monkeyjunkey reviewed on 30 Mar 2013
To even out should JRodatus rating get deleted this is a fantastic app. Flawless, easy to use, does what it says. Works great. Would be great to see this become open source though.
[Version 1.0.1b]


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+3

JRodatus reviewed on 29 Mar 2013
This is the developer. Noi is tested only for Mac OS X 10.5.8. MacUpdate's screenshots suggest it may have bugs for other versions of OS X:

For example, there are 2 soundscapes packaged with the app, but the screenshots do not show them installed. Also, you might have to resize the settings window to make the scrollbar appear :-/

If you do or don't have these problems with your version of OS X, your input is appreciated.
[Version 1.0]

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+378
Lvdoc replied on 30 Mar 2013
I'm on 10.8.3, MBPR. Seems to be working fine.
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+3
JRodatus replied on 30 Mar 2013
Thank you Lvdoc.
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+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 30 Mar 2013
It's not proper for developers to rate their own software.
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+3
JRodatus replied on 30 Mar 2013
No kidding :) For some reason my browser wouldn't let me post a comment unless I gave it some rating... sorry about that. Please remove it if possible.
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+2

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Annie-Walker replied on 30 Mar 2013
On 10.6.8 The program works fine. In fact, I've had it on all day now, testing and using every aspect of it without a single problem. It's a good and useful application; and a lot of fun once you begin testing the various sounds available from the archived link.

My regards and appreciation to the developer!

Thank you, JR ;-)

Annie
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+20
Momijigari had trouble on 01 Apr 2013
I downloaded the very first version of Noi that was posted here and it was great, but since updating to Noi 1.0.3 it no longer remembers which of my sounds I've chosen to not be "Visible". Every time I restart all of them are visible, so I have to set the preferences over and over again.

This error did not occur in the previous versions.
I am using OS X 10.6.5.
[Version 1.0.3]



+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 24 Jun 2013

[Version 1.0.3]


Downloads:852
Version Downloads:508
Type:Entertainment
License:Free
Date:31 Mar 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Noi is a noise generator and nature soundscape player for Mac OS X. Noi resides in the menu bar to instantly block out your surroundings and help you relax. It can generate random white, pink, and brown noise. Free nature sounds can be installed within the app directly from the Internet Archive's public domain Sounds of Nature collection.


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