June 1, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] When you have thousands of songs, the task of managing and creating playlists can become a daunting one. Thus, the idea for Tangerine! was conjured up when the developer realized that he was spending more time picking out workout songs than actually working out. Frustrated with having to listen to the same songs over and over again in a manually created playlist or skipping and fumbling over mood-ruining songs in a shuffled playlist, he decided to scratch his own itch and develop a software to solve the problem once and for all.
Since its launch, many iPod+Nike users have started using Tangerine! to create the perfect playlist for their runs. The iTunes Store already has a selection of songs suitable for workouts, but runners can now enjoy their own favorite songs during their run by having Tangerine! automatically comb through their music library to pick out songs that will match their own foot speed and routine. Tangerine! also provides five playlist generation patterns that look much like treadmill routines. Using these patterns, runners can easily create playlists for interval training, or hill training.
Even users who are not runners or fitness enthusiasts are finding many uses for Tangerine!. DJs, especially, have begun to use Tangerine! to help sort out the beats per minute of their music while others claim that Tangerine! has drastically changed the way they enjoy their music.
Tangerine! sells for $24.95 and can be downloaded and purchased at www.potionfactory.com/tangerine/. A 15-day demo is available at the site as well.
Potion Factory is a Mac software studio run by Andy Kim, a switcher who fell in love with Mac OS X so much that he decided to make a business out of writing software for it. Since then, Potion Factory has dedicated itself to developing simple and elegant software such as Voice Candy and Tangerine!.