Aeon for Mac

Aeon for Mac


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

Version:
3.6
File Size:
15.61MB
Date Added:
March 06, 2014
Price:
Free to try; $20.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
1,561
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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