LineIn for Mac

LineIn for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    26,800
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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LineIn for Mac enables those with good speakers on their Mac systems to play audio from external devices. While some operational glitches exist, this application adds some functionality to Mac systems, but ultimately not enough to recommend it for most users.

The program's small size allowed for a quick download and installation. LineIn for Mac is free, which is readily apparent in its basic interface. There are few graphics to guide users and the lack of a tutorial is noticeable. The menu has a line for input and another for the output. Once the appropriate option is selected, an additional button activates the program. Unfortunately, the default options were problematic on the test computer. When initiating the application, the Mac's microphone immediately began creating an unpleasant feedback. Once the input was properly adjusted to the correct settings, the program worked as intended. The output sound generally matched that of sounds coming from the testing computer, itself. There were no other options, which made the program less useful than it could have been had there been even basic ones, such as finer audio adjustments.

LineIn for Mac's lack of any advanced features limits its usefulness, but for those who need this type of functionality, it works fairly well with some user input.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"simply works"

January 03, 2012  |  By eidorb

 |  Version: LineIn 2.1

Pros

I have been using this for years and appreciate the reliability and that it is free and the long term commitment of rogue amoeba

Cons

Didnt notify me of availble upgrade

Summary

gret

Updated on Jan 3, 2012

"Great" is what this should read. (It seems I got away with 4 characters)

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5 stars

"Very useful, if basic"

February 08, 2010  |  By bawkbawkboo1

 |  Version: LineIn 2.0.3

Pros

Works fine in 10.6.2 on my Intel Mac Mini for passthrough of analog audio signals.

Cons

Takes up about 8 megabytes of real memory while in use and, on a 2007 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Mini, about 3% of one CPU core.

Summary

This is an application that does exactly what it says it does. This isn't really a con of the applications, but you should note that obviously the quality of any audio played through the Mac is going to be dependent on the quality of your sound card, whether internal or external.

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4 stars

"Great product - one complaint"

May 03, 2006  |  By drupa--2008

 |  Version: LineIn 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For some reason, you cannot minimize LineIn window with the candy buttons. The yellow minimize button which would normally put the window into the dock simply doesn't work. To put the LineIn window away, you have to select Hide Line In from the menu. A small but annoying aspect of an otherwise helpfull application.

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5 stars

"Simple and Solid"

September 12, 2004

 |  Version: LineIn 1.2

Summary

LineIn is a simple, solid program in the long tradition of simple, solid programs for Unix-based systems. This is a very nice utility to have.

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5 stars

"Perfect"

September 11, 2004  |  By robeden

 |  Version: LineIn 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Exactly what I was looking for and the price is right! Thanks!

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5 stars

"Perfect"

August 17, 2004

 |  Version: LineIn 1.2

Summary

It delivers what it advertises: Simple functionality.

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5 stars

"Just what the Dr. ordered"

December 05, 2003  |  By MacHead

 |  Version: LineIn 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Perfect and works with Panther.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3
A long-standing issue with latency in LineIn has finally been cured! We've also added a menu item for toggling play-thru.
General
Publisher Rogue Amoeba Software
Publisher web site http://www.rogueamoeba.com
Release Date September 10, 2014
Date Added September 10, 2014
Version 2.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.03MB
File Name LineIn.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,800
Downloads Last Week 102
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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