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Radioshift for Mac

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Radioshift is an application for listening to and recording Internet radio, providing a Radio Guide with listings for more than 50,000 stations and programs. The Radio Guide and a slick scheduling interface are the main advantages that Radioshift offers over lower-priced apps with slimmer feature sets. Radioshift makes it very easy to schedule the shows you want to record (whether on a one-time basis or with recurring subscriptions), so you can time-shift your shows to listen whenever you want and fast-forward through commercials.

The Radio Guide also makes it easy--and even entertaining--to explore and find new shows and stations by genre, popularity, geographic region (with a fun world map), and more. Radioshift can play MP3, RealAudio, QuickTime, Windows Media, and AAC and AAC+ streams. Casual users might still find the price tag too formidable for a radio app, but Radioshift delivers well on its core promise, with very useful features in an easy-to-use interface.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Looks good, works well, simple to understand."

    December 18, 2010  |   By musickeman

    Version: Radioshift 1.6.4

    Pros

    Easy to understand, familiar mac interface.

    Cons

    Nothing really. See suggestion below

    Summary

    Suggestion: If we could choose "list view" to view without the icons, that would be great. Would allow many more favourites to be seen in one window. Great job though!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "TiVo for the radio"

    October 9, 2010  |   By tricycle222_dotmac

    Version: Radioshift 1.6.1

    Pros

    Ease of use. Works seamlessly in the background.

    Cons

    Editing subscriptions to customize them is not easy

    Summary

    If you want to record programs from the radio with little effort to listen to at your convenience, then I know of no better solution.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "All radio stations in the world on your computer"

    September 8, 2010  |   By NorCal_Explorer

    Version: Radioshift 1.6

    Pros

    This is a great app., especially since this last upgrade. Much quicker on loading stations. Easily find genres or just browse the the world. Excellent for keeping all your favorite radio stations in one place. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Since the last update, none. Before the 1.6 update it took forever for the station to play, but now in just a second or two I am listing to my favorite radio station.

    Summary

    I have had this app. for about 2 or 3 years now so I can tell you it felt like a beta release for most of that time, but it is now what I had hope it would be. Playing my radio stations here in a place that get poor over the air reception is great and using Airfoil to broadcast the station over my AirPort Express is the best thing since sliced bread. Radioshift has finally made it out of beta and is equivalent to having elgato's eyetv for the radio. I cannot recommend this more for those who love radio.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent!!!"

    February 3, 2010  |   By Razzledazzle

    Version: Radioshift 1.5.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I love all Rogue Amoeba's offerings but this one really shines.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    December 28, 2008  |   By Mark Heyer

    Version: Radioshift 1.1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Version 1.1.2 does exactly what it says - with a fully modern OSX graphic interface, and drop dead excellent ease of use. I tried many if not all of the alternatives, which were mainly ancient software, impossible to figure out and/or generally useless. Radioshift works instantly and intuitively right out of the box. The ability to identify individual programs (as opposed to stations) and subscribe to them without hassling over times and dates is excellent. Recorded programs can be instantly "sent to iTunes" for playing or downloading to an iPod. After using it in trial mode for a few days, I paid the price without hesitation and haven't been disappointed. One note though: The daemon does wake up your computer to record, but the application needs to be running, so you might want to include it in your startup items.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic concept, still buggy"

    March 26, 2008  |   By prenault

    Version: Radioshift 1.0.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This feels like the beta version of a killer app. Great idea. Looks good. Works OK most of the time. But still BUGGY! Too many crashes, lost audio files, recordings that either fail to start or stop.
    Would be well worth the price if they only could make it less buggy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "If you like radio in the car, now you can have it..."

    March 21, 2008  |   By iJak

    Version: Radioshift 1.0.5

    Summary

    ...at home.
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Here is the good, for me. It works without problems and it sounds good for every station I tried, worldwide.
    Here is the bad. The internet does not stream all stations.
    I am lucky, my favorite radio station is streamed. ... I actually think most are streamed now, but just in case yours is not. ... Remember, you can actually expand your horizons. ... There is a great search and find through a map, text, genre, even subsets of a genre. ...

    I bought the family pack and put it on the five computers I have all over the house. ... It is pretty amazing. ... I have even subscribed to some specific programs that a weird friend in another state always listens to and tries to get me to listen to the same program a few days later on my local station. ... Now I can listen to his requests on my time. ... Pretty funny.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Atrocious software and abysmal customer support"

    October 27, 2007  |   By iscah3141

    Version: Radioshift 1.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The idea behind this software is good, and needed by the mac community; however, this piece was released long before it should have been. To charge $32 for this piece of buggy software is a disgrace.

    The customer support is the worst I've ever encountered since using a mac. I have had an ongoing error message with this software and despite several emails and requests, I have not received a response, other than their first of "check you have the latest version": wow, that would not have occurred to me!!! I am also having two other intermittent problems that require me to force quit.

    Read the Radioshift forum and the general consensus is the same. If this new update does not rectify the problems, I will be filing a complaint with my credit card company for a refund.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Much better than 1.0.1"

    October 13, 2007  |   By risc1

    Version: Radioshift 1.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Stability is much better in this release (I've had no crashes, or the app just becoming unresponsive), now that I've found the "Now playing" button which only lists streams that are up and running I like it a lot more (I'm not sure if this was in 1.0.1 but since the app crashed so much I didn't have time to look).

    I finally understand why there are links to radio stations that don't have streams, that would be for the Griffin Radio Shark - DUH!

    Version 1.0.2 is a great update and if you like streaming radio or you have a Giffin Radio Shark I can now recommend purchase of this app.

    Given the fact the app hasn't crashed on me yet, and I finally understand it more time for an upgraded score...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not a Good App"

    October 5, 2007  |   By mabsey

    Version: Radioshift 1.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Like others here, I loved the idea of the app but it is so buggy. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo running 10.4.10 so it can't be the argued that I'm using an old system. Recording doesn't always work. Most stations I were interested in listening to were not available for streaming or recording. $32 is so overpriced for what is basically a beta product.

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