Fat Cat Software

PowerTunes 1.0.2 released

A new update to PowerTunes is finally ready today, PowerTunes 1.0.2. I've been wanting to get this out for a while, but Stuff™ (such as preparing to move across the country in about a month) has kept getting in the way. It's mainly a bug fix release, with several updates for working more smoothly with iTunes 8. There were no major bugs with iTunes 8, just a few things that were either cosmetically wrong, or obscure bugs that cropped up with just the right combination of settings (mostly having to do with the new Genius playlist). You can check out the release notes for the full list of changes.One thing that is not in the update, which a few people have asked about, is support for managing iPhone applications using PowerTunes. Unfortunately, this is not a simple matter, because as of iTunes 8.0.2, Apple does not provide any mechanism for accessing the list of iPhone applications that are in a given iTunes library. I've even filed enhancement requests for this, but suffice it to say, I'm not confident that Apple will be adding this functionality anytime in the near future. So for now, managing iPhone applications will have to be done manually, I'm afraid. I will be looking into other ways of assisting with this in upcoming releases though. And feel free to (politely) bug Apple for this functionality for me if you feel like it. :-)