This version of CastCount has been developed specifically for the MacAppADay promotion, and will be available for one day only – the 30th December.
It is free, but non upgradeable.
An upgradeable version has also been released over on www.castcount.com which is EXACTLY the same as the free version with the exception that it will be upgradeable. This will cost $5 and all future upgrades will be free.
On the 1st February 2007 there will be a new version released, Version 1.1. This will cost $12. For anybody that has bought the $5 Version 1.0 the upgrade will be free, as will all subsequent upgrades. BUT for anybody that only has the MacAppADay version, Version 1.1 will be available for one month for $8. This price will be available for one month only, so from the 1st March 2007 anybody wanting an upgradeable version will need to purchase Version 1.1 for $12
“CastCount is a simple and effective way to keep track of your favorite Podcasts without having to open up iTunes every time.
At a glance the menu bar will show you the total number of Podcasts in iTunes and how many of them are new. If you want ant to find exactly which they are then select the icon in the menu bar and you will get a list.
Got some favourites that you just need to know when they have downloaded, then use the Dock Icon to see at a glance how many of your favorites are waiting for you.”
CastCount started out as a “I wish I could” but thanks to Tom and Mark it has become a “Now I can”. I was just really fed up with always looking in iTunes and checking to see if my favorite Podcasts had arrived or not.
Stuff You Need to Know:
It is probable that at times you will get a spinning beach ball, and will feel that the application is running slowly. The simple reason for this is your Music Library. Due to the way iTunes stores its Music Library, and consequently all information about your Podcasts the files can end massively big. If you are using a music library upwards of 5000 seconds you may begin to experience occasional hangs as CastCount reindexes your music library. This can be avoided to a certain extent by increasing the interval of how often CastCount checks your music library for changes in the preferences. We are looking into the algorithms necessary to resolve this, but it isn’t easy, and may not be possible. Hopefully this wont distract from your enjoyment of the product. And remember, you must have iTunes open for CastCount to find your new ‘casts.