Aeon for Mac

Aeon for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,577
  • Date Added:
    March 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    15.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Aeon for Mac incorporates a new visualizer into some of the most popular media players, including iTunes. Like others of its kind, this premium extension presents you with abstract graphics and animations that react to the tempo of the music that is playing. What sets Aeon apart is the underlying hardware acceleration that improves the performance on slower machines.

Since it integrates with iTunes, Aeon for Mac will ask during installation for your administrative password. The demo version we tried does not come with a standalone app. Instead, it has to be activated via the View menu in iTunes. We tested the visualizer on a MacBook with integrated graphics and saw no distortions or stuttering. The animations are pleasing, but most of the transitions are somewhat abrupt, and each following visualization has little or nothing to do with the previous one, thus breaking the sense of continuity. The extension utterly lacks customizable settings.

If you like watching computer-generated graphics while enjoying your music, you will like Aeon for Mac. The ability of the visualizer to respond to the music's tempo helps to immerse you even more into the whole media experience. Don't expect it to be flawless, though.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Aeon for Mac 3.5.5.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Beautiful, stunning and expensive"

    December 13, 2010   |   By wallstreetsucks

    Version: Aeon 1.0

    Pros

    Overpriced, upgrade system.

    Cons

    Visually stunning, very original.

    Summary

    As with all of SoundSpectrum's visualizers, Aeon is a feast for the eyes. Colorful, smooth, and overall, a pleasing visual experience. But, the folks at SoundSpectrum really need to cut the price of their products, or at least have a much better and cheaper upgrade system. My rating for the visualizer itself: 5 --Rating for the price: 1.
    Hence the 3 star rating overall.

    Updated on Dec 13, 2010

    Oops. I mixed up the pros and cons. :)

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.6
    • Improved stability of fullscreen mode switching.
    • Added thumbnails for the OS X System Preferences screen saver panel.
    • Inserted workaround for ATI driver bug on older Macs that was causing white squares to be displayed in track text animation.
    • Addressed installer permissions and compatibility issues under OS 10.5.
    • All python files now use 4 spaces instead of tabs.
    • Internal python cleanup.
    General
    Publisher SoundSpectrum
    Publisher web site http://soundspectrum.com
    Release Date March 06, 2014
    Date Added March 06, 2014
    Version 3.6
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 15.61MB
    File Name Aeon_360.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,577
    Downloads Last Week 6
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $20

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