Archive for the ‘Daypart’ Category

August 27 '14 - 10:49 am
Daypart v2.4.0 Available

Daypart v2.4.0 can schedule sets of iTunes playlists to play throughout the day and week.

I’m very pleased with this latest version. I had the extraordinary luck of being able to assemble a great group of hardcore Daypart users as beta-testers. This group included cafe, bar and hostel operators in the US and Europe who were able to put Daypart through some serious paces. (From the German hostel owner: “400 person hostel, daily 7am wake-up program made by kids, scheduled with Daypart, transmitted via Airplay to 3 Airport Express wired to three 100 volt PA systems with speakers in each room of our hostel”. Wow.)

This version fixes issues with day/week localizations, fixes a problem with setting fade seconds, tames some excessive CPU usage, improves memory mangement, and has general performance fixes for increased reliability. All current users are encouraged to update to Daypart v2.4.0.

Additionally, this version drops support for pre-OS X 10.8 operating systems. However, I have prepared a version 2.3.1 with comparable fixes for OS X 10.6-10.8 which can be downloaded from this page. Version 2.3.1 will be the last version of Daypart that runs on pre-OS X 10.8 systems.

May 24 '14 - 11:46 am
Daypart v2.3.0 Released

I posted a revamped Daypart, my app for scheduling iTunes playlists, the other day.

iTunes 11 broke Daypart when Apple dropped AppleScript support for managing an individual playlist’s shuffle and repeat. Not only did controlling shuffle and repeat provide obvious playlist-scheduling options but I also used it to help prevent train wrecks at playlist segues.

Well, I finally worked around all that in Daypart 2.3.0. But you still have to set iTunes shuffle manually.

Additionally, Daypart has been updated to work better in Mavericks, has a redesigned Player window, and has many minor tweaks to keep it chugging along. It’s a free update for registered users (thanks for your patience) and $10 if you’re a new user.

July 16 '12 - 2:56 pm
Daypart v2.2 Now Available

On the day it gets written up as a Macworld Mac Gem, Daypart gets an update.

Daypart is a simple, full-featured Mac application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists when to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

New in v2.2:

  • Compatible with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Fixes serious issue whereby saving a schedule would hang
  • Minor stability fixes and improvements

Daypart v2.2 is a free update for registered users.

November 8 '11 - 7:25 am
Daypart v2.1.0 Released

Daypart is a simple yet full-featured Mac application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists when to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

With Daypart you can:

  • Schedule playlists flexibly, for just a few minutes or several hours
  • Schedule intricate configurations of playlists on a weekly basis
  • Segue between playlists without cutting off songs
  • Automatically shuffle and/or repeat playlists
  • Store and re-use frequently used scheduling criteria
  • See how playlists are scheduled over a period of days
  • Log information about playing tracks
  • Automatically load and engage a schedule at startup

Plus, Daypart features:

  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use interface
  • Scheduling tips
  • Scheduling conflict-awareness
  • Detailed Help book

Updated in version Daypart 2.1:

  • Fixes issues which precluded scheduling the iTunes DJ playlist in previous version; iTunes DJ can now be scheduled
  • Adds preference to create a text log of played tracks (registered only)
  • Adds preference to quit after last scheduled Event action of the current day (registered only)
  • Un-registered versions limited to 90 minute demo period per launch

Daypart is $20. Un-registered versions run in a limited-feature demo mode. This update is free for all registered users.

September 27 '11 - 1:37 pm
Daypart v2.0.0 Released

Daypart is a simple yet full-featured Mac application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists when to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

With Daypart you can:
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February 11 '10 - 10:09 am
Daypart Updated to v1.0.4

Daypart is a simple yet full-featured Mac application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists when to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

Watch the video demonstration.

Updated in v1.0.4:

  • fixes “invalid date and time” errors under Snow Leopard
  • fixes an issue whereby Events starting several days in the future may not have queued correctly
  • fixes problem with windows becoming unresponsive when set to load and engage at startup
  • other minor fixes

Requires Mac OS 10.5 or better. The unregistered demo version of Daypart will save one Schedule with up to three Playlist Events but is otherwise unrestricted. The full version of Daypart costs $20USD. This update is free for registered users.

April 28 '09 - 11:40 am
Daypart v1.0.2 Released

Daypart v1.0.2 is now available.

Updated in v1.0.2:

  • Fixed issue with Calendar View re-display
  • Fixed issue saving schedule/locating .db file
  • Fixed issue with setting fade delay

Daypart is a simple yet full-featured application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

This update is free for registered users.

March 31 '09 - 9:18 am
Daypart v1.0.1 Released

Daypart v1.0.1 has been released. With Daypart you can:

  • Schedule playlists flexibly, for just a few minutes or several hours
  • Schedule intricate configurations of playlists on a weekly basis
  • Segue between playlists without cutting off songs
  • Automatically shuffle and/or repeat playlists
  • Store and re-use frequently used scheduling criteria
  • See how playlists are scheduled over a period of days
  • Automatically load and engage a schedule at startup

Plus, Daypart features:

  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use interface
  • Scheduling tips
  • Scheduling conflict-awareness
  • Customizable windows positioning
  • Ample keyboard shortcuts
  • Detailed Help book

Updated in v1.0.1:

  • Fixed issues related to date/time formatting
  • Fixed “sortedDataRows” error
  • Addressed error issues when adding Event to Schedule
  • Addressed slight delay at startup issue

This update is free for registered users.

Information, Video, Screenshots & Download.

January 12 '09 - 8:31 am
Daypart Released

Daypart is a simple yet full-featured application that allows you to schedule iTunes playlists when to play, giving you an easy way to program varied musical content throughout the week in your home or workplace.

Program your iTunes music when you want, the way you want.

Smart Playlists, Playlist Folders, and Genius Playlists provide some degree of musical variety in iTunes, but you still have to manually select, start, and stop each playlist one at a time whenever you want to switch from one to another. Daypart does all that for you and lets you program every day of the week with different playlists at different times. You can have Daypart play your Party Shuffle playlist in the morning, Most Recently Added around lunch, dance music in the afternoon, Classical for dinner, and audiobooks in the evening. And on the following day schedule something completely different. Plus, you can create more than one schedule to accommodate your many listening habits.

With Daypart you can:

  • Schedule playlists flexibly, for just a few minutes or several hours
  • Schedule intricate configurations of playlists on a weekly basis
  • Segue between playlists without cutting off songs
  • Automatically shuffle and/or repeat playlists
  • Store and re-use frequently used scheduling criteria
  • See how playlists are scheduled over a period of days
  • Automatically load and engage a schedule at startup

Plus, Daypart features:

  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use interface
  • Scheduling tips
  • Scheduling conflict-awareness
  • Customizable windows positioning
  • Ample keyboard shortcuts
  • Detailed Help book

More information, link to video demonstration, and download is here.

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