SizzlingKeys
SizzlingKeys
5.1.4

4.3

SizzlingKeys

SizzlingKeys

5.1.422 October 2014

iTunes controller.

SizzlingKeys
$4.95
22 October 2014

4.3

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SizzlingKeys

SizzlingKeys

5.1.422 October 2014

iTunes controller.

Overview

SizzlingKeys Lets you control iTunes without leaving your current application. Control all aspects of iTunes with hot keys that are fully-customizable via an intuitive user interface.

Note: The Pro version available on the App Store via the 'Buy' link above is a standalone application rather than a preference pane.

What's new in SizzlingKeys

Version 5.1.4:
  • Toggle Shuffle now works correctly with iTunes 12.

Requirements for SizzlingKeys

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

135 Reviews

Rate this app:

09 October 2008

Most helpful

This utility is so great that I registered it without even needing the pro features, just to support the developer.
Like (6)
Version 3.2.6
18 January 2016
Like
Version 5.1.4
16 October 2015
Like
Version 5.1.4
06 July 2015
Does what it says. And does it well.
Like
Version 5.1.4
25 June 2014
i think this thing is indispensable for me in the way I use a computer. You may be different though. For me, I'm most frequently running other programs while also running and listening to iTunes. It's a tricky program that allows you to run a background program with out going to that background program. SizzlingKeys lets me do one thing more frequently instead of two.
Like
Version 5.1.3
18 June 2013
Great program works on Mavericks, though, the banner is sometimes translucent and harder to see. Happens on occasion when using iTunes 11.0.4/Mavericks. Is an update in the works for Mavericks?
Like (1)
Version 5.1
14 May 2013
I’m sure it’s bad form to write a review then follow up with a completely contradicting one, but I can’t figure out how to edit a review I’ve already made. So, this will have to do. SizzingKeys is definitely a 5-star app for me. I’ve tried a bunch of other ones—Synergy, Bowtie, Alfred, etc.—but none of them are as feature-rich as SizzlingKeys. As far as I know, none of he others will let you fast forward incrementally through songs, engage and disable shuffle or loop, plus all the other standard functions the other ones let you do (paid version features). I was complaining about the app in my previous review as it was PAINFULLY sluggish, but the more I thought about the more I realized it was only since I had upgraded to Mountain Lion, and that other apps were sluggish too. THEN I realized that most of the one that had become sluggish around the same time were all set as startup/login items in my system preferences. Suppressing these apps at startup and launching them right after made them as good as new! Including SizzlingKeys! I’ve been using it for almost a week without issue. It’s back to the near-instant responsiveness I remember from when the app was packaged as a preference pane. I love this app again!
Like
Version 5.1
07 May 2013
I used to be a huge fan of this app but I have to take back my “Works perfectly fine…” comment in reply to a earlier review. When it works, it works quite well but it’s been lagging horribly lately. And more often than not. I can press any of the commands a number of times with no reaction from the app. However, when I switch to iTunes to take care of it myself, it will rapid-fire the commands I had previously tapped. @M_Wilke below was right… the preference pane version was way better. Frustrating. FWIW, Alfred is not a great replacement as it only gives you a fraction of the iTunes control that SizzlingKeys does. Giving the Bowtie app a go.
Like
Version 5.1
13 February 2013
Play controls work with iTunes 11 as long as you don't let the track finish. There is a bug that conflicts with the latest Up Next feature that iTunes uses. No workaround yet. Going to check out Alfred in the meantime
Like
Version 5.0.4
1 answer(s)
taja
09 May 2013
submit a bug report to the developer as well!
Like
07 October 2012
Great program! I like being able to see the iTunes pop-up notification on Snow Leopard; though, I have one question, a small program was included called "uninstall"--is that an uninstaller for Sizzlingkeys?
Like (1)
Version 5.0.4
30 March 2012
I liked it a bit better as a preference pane, but it's still a fine app. The only thing I'd change is that I'd like a check box to turn off the quit notification so a shut down can go through without needing attention like what we've been used to in the past.
Like
Version 5.0.2
$4.95

4.3

Category:

Multimedia Design

Audio

Developer Website:
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$4.95

4.3

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Audio

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135 Reviews

Rate this app:

09 October 2008

Most helpful

This utility is so great that I registered it without even needing the pro features, just to support the developer.
Like (6)
Version 3.2.6
18 January 2016
Like
Version 5.1.4
16 October 2015
Like
Version 5.1.4
06 July 2015
Does what it says. And does it well.
Like
Version 5.1.4
25 June 2014
i think this thing is indispensable for me in the way I use a computer. You may be different though. For me, I'm most frequently running other programs while also running and listening to iTunes. It's a tricky program that allows you to run a background program with out going to that background program. SizzlingKeys lets me do one thing more frequently instead of two.
Like
Version 5.1.3
18 June 2013
Great program works on Mavericks, though, the banner is sometimes translucent and harder to see. Happens on occasion when using iTunes 11.0.4/Mavericks. Is an update in the works for Mavericks?
Like (1)
Version 5.1
14 May 2013
I’m sure it’s bad form to write a review then follow up with a completely contradicting one, but I can’t figure out how to edit a review I’ve already made. So, this will have to do. SizzingKeys is definitely a 5-star app for me. I’ve tried a bunch of other ones—Synergy, Bowtie, Alfred, etc.—but none of them are as feature-rich as SizzlingKeys. As far as I know, none of he others will let you fast forward incrementally through songs, engage and disable shuffle or loop, plus all the other standard functions the other ones let you do (paid version features). I was complaining about the app in my previous review as it was PAINFULLY sluggish, but the more I thought about the more I realized it was only since I had upgraded to Mountain Lion, and that other apps were sluggish too. THEN I realized that most of the one that had become sluggish around the same time were all set as startup/login items in my system preferences. Suppressing these apps at startup and launching them right after made them as good as new! Including SizzlingKeys! I’ve been using it for almost a week without issue. It’s back to the near-instant responsiveness I remember from when the app was packaged as a preference pane. I love this app again!
Like
Version 5.1
07 May 2013
I used to be a huge fan of this app but I have to take back my “Works perfectly fine…” comment in reply to a earlier review. When it works, it works quite well but it’s been lagging horribly lately. And more often than not. I can press any of the commands a number of times with no reaction from the app. However, when I switch to iTunes to take care of it myself, it will rapid-fire the commands I had previously tapped. @M_Wilke below was right… the preference pane version was way better. Frustrating. FWIW, Alfred is not a great replacement as it only gives you a fraction of the iTunes control that SizzlingKeys does. Giving the Bowtie app a go.
Like
Version 5.1
13 February 2013
Play controls work with iTunes 11 as long as you don't let the track finish. There is a bug that conflicts with the latest Up Next feature that iTunes uses. No workaround yet. Going to check out Alfred in the meantime
Like
Version 5.0.4
1 answer(s)
taja
09 May 2013
submit a bug report to the developer as well!
Like
07 October 2012
Great program! I like being able to see the iTunes pop-up notification on Snow Leopard; though, I have one question, a small program was included called "uninstall"--is that an uninstaller for Sizzlingkeys?
Like (1)
Version 5.0.4
30 March 2012
I liked it a bit better as a preference pane, but it's still a fine app. The only thing I'd change is that I'd like a check box to turn off the quit notification so a shut down can go through without needing attention like what we've been used to in the past.
Like
Version 5.0.2