G-Force for Mac

G-Force for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 158 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    5,809
  • Date Added:
    June 19, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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An iTunes plug-in, G-Force for Mac shows images and shapes moving in rhythm with the music. The software comes free of charge and offers millions of possible visualizations due to its extensive collection of shapes. There are even keyboard shortcuts for quick adjustments while the visualizer is running.

Pros

Easy setup: While a lot of similar plug-ins are notoriously hard to set up, G-Force for Mac features a speedy wizard through which you can effortlessly install it.

Hot key support: While the visualizer is running, you can use keyboard hot keys to skip shapes and adjust the visuals to your liking.

Extensive visuals collection: With its many variables and large number of shapes, colors, and images, this plug-in can produce millions of unique visualizations. Those who like to tinker can edit the plug-in's preference files to narrow down the number of visualizations, so you'll see only what you like.

Cons

Low performance: Due to the sheer number of images and calculations needed, running this visualizer on an older Mac may cause the audio to stutter or crack, or even make iTunes unresponsive.

Bottom Line

G-Force for Mac stands out from the crowd thanks to its ability to be adjusted on the fly as well as to the sheer number of visual possibilities it features. If you have a newer Mac and like watching images synchronized with the audio, this free plug-in is a great way to go.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of G-Force for Mac 5.3.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "Pretty but expensive"

    April 11, 2011   |   By sthomas41

    Version: G-Force 4.2

    Pros

    Looks nice

    Cons

    This is NOT free! It would be worth paying for, I was a registered owner for several years, but got tired of having to repurchase it every other year or so. Its only a visualizer, pretty, but pay for it more than three times!? Forget it!

    Summary

    Nice, but in the end not worth its cost.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great eye candy"

    November 12, 2010   |   By wallstreetsucks

    Version: G-Force 4.1

    Pros

    Visually stunning, smooth, 10.6 compatible

    Cons

    Expensive, Greedy developers. A ridiculous update system that expires annually and
    then costs $15 to upgrade. Not worth that kind of money.

    Summary

    A very pleasing visualizer for iTunes, but way to expensive.
    Would give 5 stars if price was lower.

    Updated on Nov 12, 2010

    A very pleasing visualizer for iTunes, but way too expensive.
    Would give 5 stars if price was lower.

    Updated on Nov 12, 2010

    A very pleasing visualizer for iTunes, but way too expensive.
    Would give 5 stars if price was lower.

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  • 1 stars

    "Major Scam"

    January 26, 2009   |   By rbro

    Version: G-Force 3.9

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Very cool software, but their upgrade policy is a major scam. Developers should be ashamed of themselves.

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  • 3 stars

    "Tremendous ripoff... dev GREED"

    February 05, 2008   |   By uucat

    Version: G-Force 3.7.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I bought this over a year ago, the Gold version, ($35 i think...) Was happy enough with the visuals, though not blown away.User interface clunky and non-intuitve. Many of the graphics were ugly to me, so i didnt use it much.

    But imagine my surprise when one year after I bought it, the update is going to cost me... the full purchase price again! Every f@#$%! year!

    Pissed off and will NEVER support this greedy company again.

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  • 5 stars

    "G-Force is great!"

    September 12, 2007   |   By sweyhrich

    Version: G-Force 3.7.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    To the person who commented that a similar product for a Winamp was far better - sorry, I'm using a Mac, and don't know what the fuss is. G-Force is an excellent product, and worth enough to me that I've subscribed for three years now. I must be foolish to do so, but I enjoy what G-Force displays, and it's worth it to me.

    If there are better products out there, maybe he can port it to Mac OS and iTunes. Until I see something better, I'm going with G-Force!

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  • 3 stars

    "Trash"

    September 12, 2007   |   By it_is_today

    Version: G-Force 3.7.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Slightly better than iTunes != good. This visualizer, like most visualizers for iTunes, sucks. There's no other way of putting it. It comes nowhere near what a good visualizer is supposed to be. To see an example of a real visualizer, check out Milkdrop. It's only for Winamp which only runs on Windows, but it still beats the pants off of this thing. And to think that G-Force has been in development for several years now and still hasn't caught up with Milkdrop which was developed years before this even came out. Just sad.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fixed"

    June 25, 2007   |   By WhiteDog

    Version: G-Force 3.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This update fixed a problem I was having with the screen saver function of G-Force. When it started the G-Force title would display for several minutes before the patterns would start running. During this time, if I tried to escape back to the desktop it would freeze the computer. So I was effectively locked out until G-Force finished loading. This problem was fixed in 3.7 update.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not for me, thanks"

    March 06, 2007   |   By kades--2008

    Version: G-Force 3.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    g-force never worked for me ever since it turned osx. always gives me a letterbox view whatever the resolution. now that i have an imac widescreen i thought i'd try it once more. letterbox again! maybe apple need to invent a ultrarwide screen. this only happens to g-force and no other visual plugin. £20 is not expensive but don't really want to throw money away.

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  • 4 stars

    "2nd upgrade...pretty cool... could be better\"???"

    May 12, 2006   |   By AppleGranz

    Version: G-Force 3.5.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This app just keeps getting better and I have no problem in paying for it. I love what it does. Still, I just have to wonder.... Why do Macs not get as cool visual plugins as Windows users seem to get? I have freinds who have these amazing visualizers that go through 3D tunnels and Over Terrains and Melt and Vortex and do all these amazing things, but all that we Mac users seem to mostly get are squiggly lines with an occasional meltdown that doesn't last... even with a 1.9 GHz G5 Machine!!! This just doesn't seem fair. Still, I'm grateful for what I have and for my Mac as well. Just wish the visualizers were altogether better than they are.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not worth it..."

    May 11, 2006   |   By jrmarcum--2008

    Version: G-Force 3.5.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It's really not cool enough to justify the money I spent on it...if it rendered a much smoother and better set of graphics than the built-in iTunes visualizer (free) does it might be worth $20 or $30. This is WAY overpriced for what it is, and I'm not biting for an 'upgrade' every year, forget it!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.3
    • Enhanced track text animation cuing, takedown, and aesthetics.
    • All config types now loaded through the package (VisPackage) subsystem.
    • Config author attribution now appears under the config's name in the UI.
    • Enhanced track text support when streaming in iTunes and Windows Media Player.
    • Scripting now uses Python, making authoring scripts much easier and open-ended.
    • New WaveShapes from JRM!
    • The 'Meta' field is no longer used in WaveShapes and Particles since the WaveShapes package now handles configs that are both WaveShapes and particles.
    • Improved audio responsiveness.
    • Text Sprites are no longer supported.
    • Fixed Standalone issue that was causing an audio input error on some Windows systems.
    • Addressed compatibility issue under OS 10.5.
    General
    Publisher SoundSpectrum
    Publisher web site http://soundspectrum.com
    Release Date June 19, 2014
    Date Added June 19, 2014
    Version 5.3
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.35MB
    File Name G-Force_530.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,809
    Downloads Last Week 3
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    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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