SizzlingKeys4iTunes for Mac

SizzlingKeys4iTunes for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 70 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,613
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"makes iTunes light *& nimble - outstanding quality"

December 28, 2010  |  By bob_loblah

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 4.0.2

Pros

Stable. (I am on v4.x)
Key combinations control iTunes & work everywhere.
Can rate songs on the fly *easily*
Nice looking HUD showing the currently song, album, artist/band, and rating. Shows album artwork too. All looks very smooth and mac-like.

Cons

I just can't think of anything wrong.
Just FYI, it installs as a preference pane, not an app. (not really a con)

Summary

Virtually perfect.

Useful, stable, and fun. Nice Mac level quality & polish.

Candidly, I think the developer could charge for the free version.

Today, I paid for a family Pro license, even though the free features were all I needed. I enjoy this software so much, I decided I had to support this developer.

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4 stars

"Probably not necessary but convenient and cool"

December 27, 2009  |  By oshram11

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 4.0.1

Pros

I don't use the control pane so much, but having the i.d. window pop up is nice, especially when you use shuffle and have a large library; you might not recognize every song off the top of your head. That the pop up displays album art is a cool plus

Cons

None, really, but again I have not used the control pane much.

Summary

Again, it's probably not really necessary, but it's a fun way to see what's playing while keeping iTunes minimized and buried. I've been using various versions for a few years and have always found this a fun addition to iTunes.

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4 stars

"Very good at what it does!"

October 09, 2009  |  By Dave-O-Matic

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.3.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a great app! I work from home and listen to music. I use this app everyday to pause music, etc when taking calls and doing other work tasks. I definite must for me! I'm looking forward for the 64-bit version, buy in the mean time 3.3.6 works fine in Snow Leopard!

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5 stars

"Great convenience!"

September 01, 2009  |  By rcobleigh

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.3.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using SizzlingKeys for the last couple years and I although I love how it lets me control iTunes, I *really* like how it lets me activate the screen saver or put the computer to sleep with just a single key press. I dislike having to use the mouse to do either of those tasks, and I do them both often. SizzlingKeys is a lifesaver.

I often have difficulty upgrading SizzlingKeys at work, because of the system configuration, but once I get it working, I'm happy with its responsiveness, configurability, and user interface.

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5 stars

"Unbelievably good."

June 27, 2009  |  By hlb9

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.3.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used Synergy for a long time, and that was a fine app. SizzlingKeys is even better in terms of design and ease of use, has more features (the ability to search your iTunes library, locate individual tracks, and start playing them without ever leaving the application your working in is sheer genius), and decidedly more unobtrusive. Even if you pay for the pro version, you're still getting an incredible deal.

Since the developer invites feature requests, how about this: a hotkey to control the various Equalizer settings. Is that doable?

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5 stars

"It's about time!!"

May 22, 2009  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Let me tell you, I've gone through a number of itunes controllers over the years (Synergy, iMote, Youcontrol, Bowtie, Quicksilver to name a few). This is by far the best. The fact that it's a preference pane already had me excited. No more app launching, dock icon hiding, menubar displaying apps. Setting up hotkeys on the other apps is easy, but it's even simpler with SizzlingKeys. So I'm enjoying my configuring and exploring the application then BOOM! A hot key for listing your playlists!!!! (In a nice floating window by the way). Then BOOM! A hot key for searching your library!!! Are you friggin kidding me?? WHY AREN'T YOU CHARGING FOR THIS APP??

After testing this for a couple of days for memory leaks and stability, I will be upgrading to the pro version to support this developer.

Excellent!!

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5 stars

"A truly great app..."

June 13, 2008  |  By rmatile

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a wonderful application that does even more than I thought it would when I downloaded it. And itâ??s free! Highly recommended...

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

May 26, 2008  |  By callmeanyway

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
iTunes controller is a question of feeling.
I've try them all and SK is the best for me.

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5 stars

"Great!"

May 16, 2008  |  By viperice

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is THE BEST piece of software I have ever found for my Mac!!!! I rate it 100%!!!!!

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5 stars

"Excellent iTunes controller--replaces Spark for..."

April 12, 2008  |  By lwdesign

 |  Version: SizzlingKeys 3.2.4

Summary

...Leopard
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used to use Spark, an iTunes keyboard shortcut controller that worked in Tiger but sadly hasn't been updated for Leopard. I almost purchased TuneBar, which is a fine controller, but it has more than what I need and gives me onscreen displays I definitely don't want. SizzlingKeys is a total minimalist and is exactly what I've been looking for. Set your keyboard macros for iTunes in the System Prefs panel and forget about it. There's no standalone program to launch and your shortcuts work no matter what program you're in. I use control-command-space for pause/play and control-command-left or right arrow to skip or go back a song in my playlist. It's simple and perfect for listening while I'm working. LOVE IT!!! And it doesn't have a bunch of displays of cover art or a palette that comes up to get in the way of my work.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.2
  • Added check for duplicate key assignment
  • Added hot key to show/hide iTunes
  • Previous Track now behaves like a typical CD player; it rewinds to the beginning of the current track unless the current player position is near the beginning of the track
  • Default hot key modifiers changed from Opt to Cmd-Opt to avoid conflict with OS X editor key bindings
General
Publisher Yellow Mug Software
Publisher web site http://www.yellowmug.com/
Release Date April 01, 2004
Date Added April 01, 2004
Version 1.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Applets & Add-Ins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Download Information
File Size 2.47MB
File Name SizzlingKeys.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,613
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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