Aurora

Licence: Shareware (14.95 USD)
Version 4.0.13 | Release Date: 2010-03-13 | Download
  • Fixes 24 hour format detection in Snow Leopard
  • Fixed a crash
  • Added support for new-style license codes. Your old license will continue to work, of course!
Version 4.0.11 | Release Date: 2009-09-09 | Download
  • Full Snow Leopard compatibility, fixing some minor issues on 10.6. Aurora now also contains a 64-bit binary for optimal performance.
Version 4.0.10 | Release Date: 2008-05-12 | Download
  • Chinese localization
  • Fixed artwork crash
Version 4.0.9 | Release Date: 2008-03-09 | Download
  • Added german help file
  • Improved EyeTV integration
  • Allow to disable Apple Remote support (defaults write de.metaquark.Aurora EnableAppleRemote -bool false or see the help file)
  • Fade in after snooze also fades the system volume
  • Fix unwanted helper tool launches
Version 4.0.8 | Release Date: 2008-02-22 | Download
  • Support for even more Radio stream types
  • Improved Apple Remote behaviour (will work when FrontRow is still open, etc.)
  • Fix the slide hiccup when an alarm goes off and the playback slide comes in
Version 4.0.5/142 | Release Date: 2008-02-15 | Download
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Version 4.0/139 | Release Date: 2008-02-14 | Download
  • Aurora now supports multiple iTunes libraries: If you have your library on an external drive, just create a smaller one on your main drive (hold option while launching iTunes). Aurora will then see both.
  • Aurora also supports folder playlists, which let you specify any folder containing audio files on your hard disk to play back from, completely independent from iTunes. Create folder playlists through the playlists menu.
Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2008-02-05 | Download

Improved interface, usability and reliability.

Version 3.3.5 | Release Date: 2007-10-25 | Download
  • Fixed Apple Remote support on Leopard
Version 3.3.4 | Release Date: 2007-08-17 | Download
  • Fixed a Quicktime 7.2 compatibility issue (in the Fall Asleep sheet)
Version 3.3.3 | Release Date: 2007-06-02 | Download
  • Added No playlist option that allows you to only start an attached file
  • Fixed iTunes library file precedence
Version 3.3.2 | Release Date: 2007-05-11 | Download
  • The menu bar item has been updated to only use grayscale icons
  • Fixed disappearing EyeTV channels
  • During fade in and fade out it's now possible to re-adjust the volume manually, Aurora will adapt to it and continue towards the target volume instead of skipping back to the old volume
  • Various stability improvements
Version 3.3.1 | Release Date: 2007-04-27 | Download
  • New spanish localization
  • Fixed crash on startup
Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2007-04-22 | Download
  • Added iPod support (requires: disk usage enabled, manual mode)
  • Added notes window with wake from sleep hints
  • Added swedish localization (courtesy of Robert Ilijason)
  • Improved "Tomorrow" button, it's "Today" between midnight and 4am
  • Improved Applescript support (not complete yet)
  • Improved fallback player reliability
  • Improved toolbar icon (the sheep's now officially cuter than Knut, thanks to Louis)
  • Fixed time zone problems (alarms are always in local time now)
  • Fixed fallback player volume bug
  • Fixed iTunes library file name bug
Version 3.2.3 | Release Date: 2007-02-01 | Download
  • A brand-new chinese localization (thanks to Jack M. H. Lin)
  • If your Mac falls asleep while you're snoozing, it will now wake up properly and continue playing music
Version 3.2.2 | Release Date: 2006-12-22 | Download
  • Fixed year end rollover problems when using 'skip next occurrence'
  • Don't fully dim display to black on machines that go all-black
Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2006-12-22 | Download
  • Fixed year end rollover problems when using 'skip next occurrence'
  • Don't fully dim display to black on machines that go all-black
Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2006-12-20 | Download
  • Japanese localization
  • Fixed invisible menu bar icon
Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2006-12-18 | Download
  • A new feature that reduces display brightness on snooze/fall asleep
  • A new feature to attach apps, files or URLs to alarms that will launch when the alarm goes off
  • An option to sleep/shutdown/logout after stopping alarm playback
  • Fixed fade out from "full volume" and other fixes
  • A brand-new Italian localisation (courtesy of Francesco De Francesco)
  • A fully translated german help file
Version 3.1.5 | Release Date: 2006-12-08 | Download

Fixed non-clickable options in Fall Asleep sheet
Improved support for non-consecutive EyeTV channel numbers
Added french localisation

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2006-12-01 | Download

Version 3.1:

* Option to show fullscreen iTunes visualizations on alarm
* Fall asleep after DVD Player or Quicktime movie ended
* Menu bar icon stability improved
* Menu bar icon is now gray when there is no alarm set
* Fixed problem where alarm would not go off after Aurora started
* Wake on alarm is now default for new alarms when already authorized
* Fixed weird date picker behaviour in the hour field
* It's now possible to select multiple alarms again

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2006-11-26 | Download

### same as in 3.0 beta ###

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2006-11-26 | Download

### same as in 3.0 beta ###

Version 3.0 beta | Release Date: 2006-11-24 | Download

Changes:

  • EyeTV support
  • Improved user interface
    * A brand-new application icon (thanks to Taavi Taijala for that)
    * Small countdown notifications for fade in, snooze, fall asleep and stopping alarms
    * Alarm reordering
    * Playlist chooser panel (quite nice if you have lots of playlists)
  • Support for multiple different iTunes playlists with identical names
  • Front Row support
  • Overall stability and usability improvements
Version 2.3 | Release Date: 2006-07-14 | Download
No changes specified