Jax
Jax 1.0.3
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iTunes/iPod/iPhone/AppleTV utility.   Demo ($49.95)
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Jax... Got an iPod? Use iTunes? Then Jax has something for you! Load YouTube videos into iTunes and watch them on your iPod video or AppleTV... Use Music Map to find a ton of cool info about your favorite artists. Jax will find all your album art and even let you choose from international album covers or drag and drop your own image to create custom album covers. Jax also adds a bunch of new visualizers. Want to find and add the lyrics to your favorite songs? Jax makes that easy too!

Control Your Music - Configurable visualizers. Manage your lyrics and find songs in your library
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Leopard 10.5 Compatible
  • iTunes 7.5 Compatible
  • Added "Filtering by Playlist" to Album Art and Lyrics
  • Updated "BeComposed" and "Musical Gears" visualizers.
  • Lyrics are displayed on BeComposed and Musical Gears.
  • Pressing "r" will stop the visualizers from rotating to help view lyrics.
Requirements
Intel/PPC,
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • iTunes 6.4 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection



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    ver. 1.x:
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    Gordon Bell commented on 28 Jul 2010
    Jax has not been offered on our website for sale for quite some time now.. We still have the informational pages up there, but we have not been actively selling Jax for awhile now..

    Since Jax was introduced, we saw a drastic shift in the market. Most of the "to go" features that were cool and popular years ago were now surpassed by technology of the iPod Touch and iPhone.

    Sales for Jax became almost non-exhistent shortly thereafter and because of this, as a developer we had to reevaluate the product's feasibility.

    I would invite you to contact our support team however, we do have a beta of Jax that has some fixes in place that might interest you (Jax also runs as a stand-alone app, not as an iTunes PlugIn which further helps its stability)...

    As far as the other Joesoft products:

    Klix continues to be sold and updated and continues to win awards for its ease-of-use and powerful abilities.

    Stox continues to be sold and updated and will soon have a new update that adds some more features.

    Hear continues to be sold and we just released a new version yesterday that addresses some of the bugs that we had with Snow Leopard. We are also looking at some other enhancements to Hear in the coming months as well-
    [Version 1.0.3]


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    Stainboy reviewed on 27 Jul 2010
    i am a paid user. this used to be pretty good software when it was Kainjow Software's Pod2Go/Life2Go. JoeSoft (AKA ProSoft Engineering) acquired it and made some significant improvements. i paid for the upgrade. but as is turning out to be typical for "JoeSoft" they have neglected to update the software for several years and support is next to nonexistent. last time there was a Jax update (2007), iTunes was at version 7 (right now it's at 9). lyrics downloading works but using the visualizers with the latest OS/iTunes crashes frequently. performance even on a high-end Mac is extremely sluggish.

    i can't believe ProSoft has the nerve to still keep this on their website and charge $50 for it. i recommend avoiding Jax like the plague (personally i will avoid ALL "JoeSoft" software in the future). a lot of the functionality Jax provides is either now built into iTunes or is done better, faster and with more stability by cheaper or free software created by developers far more committed to their home-user level products.
    [Version 1.0.3]


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    tigersharkbarn commented on 22 Mar 2008
    I bought and used it for more than 3 weeks. I was utterly disappointed because it is not fully supported on the iphone like notes although it was printed on the box that it works with iphone. I have written in to support twice and there was no reply from them. Although it works with other older ipods and it is a ruse to get unsuspecting consumers to buy based on iphone.
    [Version 1.0.3]


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    quatschkopf commented on 29 Nov 2007
    yes, it is not freeware, but it is worth it. for i.e. surf on youtube and with one click download the video to your iPod. Or choose between many covers and lyrics - most of them could be found. My advice - buy it and be happy.
    [Version 1.0.3]


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    theolix commented on 08 Oct 2007
    Using Jax for a month I wouldn't want to go back to the days before Jax. It's a great help when looking for lyrics and album art, which was really tedious before. And I often missed to view the lyrics on my iPod!
    On the down side there's just one point: For users in Europe the ON THE GO isn't of much use. Here is big space for improvement. But since I don't intend to buy an iPhone in the next 12 months this is just a hint to the developer.
    Theolix
    [Version 1.0.2]


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    Gordon Bell (developer) commented on 13 Jul 2007
    Great to hear you're one of the lucky first (ok, million, two or three) that have a new iPhone.. :-)

    Yes, some of the features of Jax are included with the iPhone, however there are other features currently that are not supported solely by the iPhone. Music Map and additional visualizers with scrolling lyrics are just two of the most popular features of Jax that people have been excited about (those features are used in iTunes, not on your iPhone).

    Also, as you know, you can check out YouTube videos "live" on your iPhone as long as you have a signal (the iPhone doesn't currently store them on your phone). That's great for YouTube videos and for when you have a signal.. However, Jax allows you to download AND store many video files onto your iPhone (video iPod, AppleTV or iTunes).

    You can load YouTube videos of course, but Jax also supports Yahoo videos, Ebaumsworld videos, Google videos, MySpace videos, College Humor, Veoh, Uber.com as well as some of the more adult-themed video sites as well (so many people ask, so we do indeed mention it, although not in our official marketing). Jax also allows you to import your own home movies (AVI or QT format) into iTunes which also allows you to send them to your video iPod, Apple TV, and iPhone. You're able to load up many different videos from many different sources, which is something the iPhone doesn't do on its own.

    Jax really does have a lot of features and we'll be adding more as well. One thing to remember about Jax is that it is an open-api app (similar to widgets in theory) and we will be posting the API within the next month so that individuals may post additional features to add.

    cheers~!

    Gordon from Prosoft
    [Version 1.0]


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    D9 commented on 12 Jul 2007
    As a Life2Go (really, iPod2Go) user for a couple of years, it was an awesome add-on for my iPod. It allowed me to use the iPod as a PIM for document storage, backup, music extras, news/podcasts updates, and weather/movie/sports information.

    But now all of that has been trumped...I got an iPhone. Sorry, no need for Jax here.

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    [Version 1.0]


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    Gordon Bell (developer) commented on 01 Jul 2007
    Hi there,

    Gordon from Prosoft here,

    Thanks for posting this and bringing it to our attention. We're looking into this and I welcome your suggestions and ideas for Jax-- Feel free to contact us directly as well if you'd like--

    Cheers

    Gordon

    gbell/at/prosofteng.com
    [Version 1.0]


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    gryphonent reviewed on 01 Jul 2007
    Thanks for posting an upgrade for Life2Go users! I now had a look at your software and I'm seriously disappointed that you didn't take L2G's user comments on board. There used to be a strong discussion in the forums about support for European customers. Looking at Jax all plug-ins still only support US users. Unless this issue is fixed Jax remains a No-Go for me. Sorry.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Gordon Bell commented on 28 Jun 2007
    Gordon from Prosoft here....

    Please notice the Life2Go upgrade offer now posted:

    http://www.joesoft.com/products/jax.php

    Cheers---

    Gordon
    [Version 1.0]


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    Jax... Got an iPod? Use iTunes? Then Jax has something for you! Load YouTube videos into iTunes and watch them on your iPod video or AppleTV... Use Music Map to find a ton of cool info about your favorite artists. Jax will find all your album art and even let you choose from international album covers or drag and drop your own image to create custom album covers. Jax also adds a bunch of new visualizers. Want to find and add the lyrics to your favorite songs? Jax makes that easy too!

    Control Your Music - Configurable visualizers. Manage your lyrics and find songs in your library that contain specific phrases and words. Manage your album art and select alternative images with higher resolution or different and international graphics. Use Music Map to research your favorite songs and bands, their band members, and similar bands.

    Control Your Life - Point-to-point directions, current weather forecasts, your favorite stock quotes, movie listings and local gas prices. Localnews from your favorite news readers, all your latest emails and any of your favorite documents - and oh, have you heard? You can download them into your iPod as text, or as spoken words as tracks in MP3 format. Not good enough? How about being able to directly download YouTube and QuickTime movies directly to your video iPod or AppleTV?

    Control Your Future - This is just the beginning... Jax is upgradable with its plug and play feature set. Dozens of new Jaks are on the way and most will be available as free downloads right from our website.


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