tekkie52
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tekkie52 reviewed on 16 Jul 2012
Regardless of what others say, this is a FREE app! Don't confuse the MOG subscription service itself with this (free) app that provides you with convenient access to your MOG account. This app is simply a stand-alone desktop player that lets you avoid using the browser-based player on the MOG website. If you don't want to pay for a subscription service that allows unlimited streaming of more than 15 million songs, no problem. But don't trash this app just because you don't want to pay for the service. MOG subscriptions start at $4.99/month for unlimited streaming to your computer, which is simple and convenient if you use this desktop player app. Note that the app is available via the App Store or directly from the MOG website. At this writing, the App Store version does not support the use of media keys (play/pause, forward, etc.), but the version downloaded from the MGO website does. I don't work for MOG. I'm just a satisfied $4.99/month subscriber that believes it's worth $5/month to be able to listen to virtually any song or album I can think of -- whenever I want to, and as often as I like.
[Version 1.3.14]


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tekkie52 replied on 16 Jul 2012
To clarify: The "Shareware ($10)" description is confusing, here. Again, the app (desktop player) itself is free, but you will need a MOG subscription to properly use it. Subscriptions start at $4.99/month (not $10), although I realize most people will want to download songs to their iPhone, etc., which will jack the price up to $10/month.
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tekkie52 reviewed on 31 Aug 2011
Easy to use, solid customer support, does what it says and works well.
[Version 1.8.1]



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tekkie52 commented on 03 Mar 2011
I'm not sure how well this paid app works, but a free app that (apparently) does the same thing is available here on MacUpdate and on the Vladstudio website.
[Version 1.0]



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tekkie52 reviewed on 05 Jan 2011
There are plenty of music listening and iTunes controller apps out there, but Ecoute is the best one I've found. For me, the single greatest feature is not having to open iTunes when I listen to music. (Even without iTunes open, this new version of Ecoute can automagically sync play counts, ratings, etc.) I also love the beautiful and intuitively designed interface. Ecoute performs mundane music-listening tasks with more style and flair than any other app I've tried. However, I think I've been most impressed by the developer's responsiveness to questions and suggestions about his product. A few months ago, I emailed him to say it would be nice to see gapless playback in Ecoute. He asked me to send him some songs to demonstrate the issue, and then used those to help him add the new feature to this version (2.0). Along the way, he even sent me a couple progress reports and asked for (additional) feedback. Ecoute does have some extra features that I don't use (sharing, scrobbling, etc.) But others will probably find these quite helpful, and they certainly don't get in my way or bog down this wonderful app. The lyrics feature is also a bit hit-and-miss, but I don't think that's the developer's fault. (It's probably a limitation of the lyric service used for this app.) Overall, this is an exceptionally good app, well worth the $10 license, and I recommend it highly. Folks looking for a free alternative to Ecoute should try Vox, which has a notably different feature set but also allows you to listen to music without having iTunes open.
[Version 2.0.1]


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tekkie52 replied on 25 Feb 2011
Update/correction: Ecoute does not find lyrics for songs, but it does display lyrics that are typed into iTunes. I used Lyrica to find lyrics for (most of) my songs and they display nicely in Ecoute!
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tekkie52 reviewed on 16 Oct 2010
I really like this app. I tried Quicksilver and Butler, but found neither to be a good fit. Quicksilver had a very steep learning curve and required too much set-up time, and Butler felt slow and bloated to me. Alfred, on the other hand, "just works" right out of the box. It's blazing fast, easy to use, and doesn't require a major commitment of time and effort to learn. I've also been extremely impressed with the developer's responsiveness. I purchased the Powerpack (optional features) and have emailed the developer a couple of times with feature requests. Based on his quick, courteous, and positive responses, it looks like this already great launcher has some nice improvements in the works! This app is still in beta and has a couple missing features that I'd like to see, but those features apparently will be added in coming releases. I strongly recommend giving Alfred a try.
[Version 0.7.1 beta]



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tekkie52 reviewed on 26 Jul 2010
The regular price for this app, as listed in the shopping cart on the developer's website, is $29.99. So what's the deal with that MU Promo "discount"?! Those of you considering this app may want to purchase directly from the developer's website. I got Radio Gaga as part of a bundle and used it for quite some time, but have since switched to Radium. Radio Gaga is a nice application, overall, and offers some arguably handy features that Radium doesn't have (e.g., recording capabilities, categorizing stations by genre). But Radium is half the price of Radio Gaga, feels considerably less bloated to me, and (in my opinion) is much easier to use. (I especially like being able to quickly switch stations with Radium, which means I suffer through far fewer "bad songs" when I use Radium.)
[Version 1.0.3]


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tekkie52 replied on 14 Jan 2011
An update to my July 26 review: Radio Gaga is still available from the developer's website for $29.99, so I don't know why it continues to be listed here at $39.99. Also, Radium now sells for $24.95, narrowing the price difference between the two apps to just $5.00. Radium has become a bit bigger and slower over the past few months, but I still prefer it over Radio Gaga.
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