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Karelia debuts iApp-like media browser

updated 08:15 pm EDT, Tue October 16, 2007

iMedia Browser released

Karelia has debuted a free media browser for Mac OS X called iMedia that acts like the repository that Apple includes in some of its applications, but is accessible from within any application. The tool can be used to access photos, music, videos, and bookmarks, including the iPhoto library, Aperture library, Pictures folder, and other predefined folders; the iTunes library, GarageBand songs, Music folder; bookmarks from Safari, Firefox, OmniWeb, and more. The tool allows you to drag and drop any folder into the source list to add to your library and download plugins such as iDelicious to extend capabilities of the browser. The browser is available from the Dock or the Menu Bar, via application preferences.




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  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Pay at your own risk!

    Sorry karelia, got burn with Watson and I'm not gonna get burned twice. Yes, I'm bitter about it still after all these years. I really stuck behind Watson when Apple updated Sherlock to basically imitate Watson's look and feel, then they got and discontinue the product. Bite me, grr.

  1. broohaha22

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    misplaced scorn?

    slider, methinks you're directing your scorn at the wrong party.

  1. boris_cleto

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Pay?

    It's free. This was a part of Sandvox, a well supported app that is much better than iWeb.

  1. bmn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    crybaby is at it again

    LOL, the veteran "OMG Apple stole my precious idea" crybaby Dan Woods is at it again with his latest "product". My, oh my, what only will he do if Apple includes this feature in the next release of Mac OSuX.

  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: misplaced scorn?

    I think I paid twice, the second time being for an upgraded version, or for a second computer. Both Sherlock and Watson are out of date so it's kinda a moot, but at the time, Watson was a better alternative to the updated Sherlock, and instead of keeping to product alive and continuing to compete and improve their software they just bowed out and sold it. You didn't see omnigroup abandon their pay-for web browser just because Apple came out with Safari, and that's where my scorn comes in. I love Omnigroup and have no problem paying for software, but don't just give it away the next day b/c the going gets tough and stop developing it. Ironically I don't use OmniWeb, but I do use Omni-Graffle, Plan, and Outliner. And to me fair to Apple, Karelia didn't invest the concepts behind Watson, and it was intended to compliment Sherlock, but the issue I had with Apple was that they copied the UI from Watson when they updated Sherlock. I just think Apple should have paid Karelia for Watson. Apple did after all honor Karelia with an Apple design award for Watson so even Apple acknowledged the interface. I was very pleased to see that Apple had outright bought the cover-flow UI, of course I had know idea that they'd incorporation it into everything they make.

  1. eizzumdm

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    part of Leopard

    Not sure if Karelia's implementation is any better, but this feature seems to already be built into Leopard(?).

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html iLife Media Browser in Open Panel Access iLife content from any Mac OS X application. Now the iLife Media Browser is integrated into the Open panel.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Too late Karelia

    Uhm, Karelia, did you not realize that Leopard will come with a media browser function built-in to the open/save dialog box, that will show up in virtually every application? Or at least the ones that don't use their own proprietary open/save dialogs (Quark, anyone?) See: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html#system

    So, while this looks nice, it will mostly be unnecessary for anyone moving to Leopard. This could have been nice like a year ago, but now? Too late methinks.

  1. roberto

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    why knock it?

    it's a free app that's useful and written by a team who know (and are passionate about) what they're doing - what's the problem?

    whilst it would appear that leopard will sport a similar feature, not *everyone* will be upgrading on the 26th

    love and light to all ; )

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