Moody 1.0 is out! 




Lots of new stuff. Be sure to watch the new screencasts. And then start twittering about your favorite tracks!

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Moody Shuffle - an interfaceless shuffler 


EDIT - April 27: This is now removed, since it will be included in the next version of Moody (which is finished and soon to be released!)


A possible future Moody feature would be a status bar thingy of some sort. Many have expressed wishes to use Moody in a more transparent way, without the extra window.

So, try this little fella out:
www.moodyapp.com/files/MoodyShuffle.zip

That is a little status menu item that only does one thing only. It stays in the same mood as the last song.

If it's running it checks if the current song playing in iTunes has a Moody tag and if it does the Shuffler jumps to another song in the same mood at the end of the track. If you skip manually or double click another track it does nothing. It only works in the end of songs.

So with this function you can just play a song in iTunes and be in mood play directly.

It's pretty simple still. No app icon (except for the shuffle icon in the menu bar), and no deactivation - Edit: I put up a new version with a "turn on/off shuffle" menu choice, however no indication on the icon whether it's on or off. Think of it as a beta test of the function.

Enjoy!

/ Fredrik

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I saw us on the roadmap 




Yeah, we're totally SDK!

What an awesome presentation, and what an awesome life we all gonna have from june on (first Euro08 soccer championship and then this).

(But wasn't it really lame when he started with talking about "we launched Web applications as a way to build web applications for the iPhone")

/Fredrik

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Moody Online Player 


We're now quietly introducing the Moody Online Player.
It's still in developing, but usable. Try it out here:
www.crayonroom.com/moodyplayer

The player picks songs from the Moody Database, look for them at seeqpod.com and plays the urls that are found.

Pretty nice.

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Piling up 


The total number of downloads is now 56889. That's not at all taking-over-the-world-numbers but still great. Somewhere here and there people actually have had a better music listening experience because of this, and that makes us pretty happy (a dollar per download would not have been bad either though).

Here's to another 56889!

Fredrik / CR

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ooooonline! 


Now there's a new mac version of Moody out with tag download and upload.

We hope that this tag sharing thing is gonna be great. At the moment there aren't that many tags in the database but it surely will grow, so hopefully you'll be able to download tags that works for you soon.

So, welcome to the soc.. uh.. well.. Share on!

Fredrik / CR



If you tried the online feature very early you can continue reading. The first 20 hours might have been a bit shaky, there was a bug in the web app that made Moody seemingly freeze if a song title only consisted of numbers. If you then made a force quit you might have damaged the preferences file. If so, search for a file named com.crayonroom.moody.plist and just delete that and you'll be fine, except for the loss of your settings. Sorry about that.

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Tags go up and down. 


We are now working on a small and neat solution for up- and downloading tags to a database. Actually we're pretty much done, and you can expect a release for the mac users quite soon.

There's no login, no community, no go to a website, just a tiny little button with arrows. Click on it and you'll download and upload tags to and from the selected tracks. Hopefully a kind soul has uploaded the tags you miss and vice versa.

This will of course only work if you use a system for your tags that is reasonably close to the official happy-intense scales, but if you're very personalized you won't need it anyway.

How good this will actually work remains to be seen. If everybody has different opinions on how a track should be tagged it will be like straight shuffle. So while it still may not beat your own homegrown tags, hopefully it will be a good second option.

Fredrik / Crayon Room

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Yeah sure i'd tag my 850+ gigs. 


Some people have talked about Moody and said that they would love to use it, but the idea of going through all their 40k songs isn't that appealing. And although we are discussing ways to share or download tags in a smart manner, we really think you're the best judge. Tagging is so relative to your taste and collection.

I use Moody not only for moodtagging but as a different way into my music. I have around 8500 tracks, and I've tagged about 2000 (which took me 2.5 hours in total). I got a lot of songs that I want to keep, but I don't want them popping up all the time in daily listening. This way Moody just gives me the good stuff.

I'm sure you all have your own approach to your collection (and to Moody). Leave a comment if you wanna share yours. I'm premiering today with a big iTunes library on a network drive with all my stuff in, and a smaller library on my MacBook Pro for new and hot stuff (and podcasts), to sort, tag and listen through before they can come into the big library. It's not perfect though, it would be better if iTunes could sense if removable drives are missing and hide those tracks. With fewer tracks you get much better overview and Cover Flow is more fun to use. And new tracks with bad tags easliy goes MIA in a big library. We'll see how it goes.

Fredrik / CR

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We are up n' runnin' 


Moody for Windows!
New version for Mac!

Could life be sweeter?
Life could not be sweeter!

/ the Cray Boys

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Hang in there! 


Just around the corner now.


- Moody and iTunes for Windows and OSX side by side in Parallels.

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Windows and more features 


We are currently working on user definable colors and tooltips, that's the next set of features.

After that: A hot key / status menu option, for fast in and out tagging of the current track.

The Windows version is far on it's way now and a beta should be out in a couple of weeks or so!

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Filter tip 


A small Moody tip:

If you go to the *Moody playlist and then do a filter search on a genre, say country, you can listen to only the country songs of that mood. Even if you switch mood the filter stays put.

Which can lead to an error.. if you don't have any country songs of a certain mood and try to play that mood. Well well. Expect a fix on that.

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Panther and a bug 


Small update out yesterday, just a bug fix.

There is a working version of Moody for Panther - OS X 3.9 too now.
It can be downloadable from here >
(Edit: It may still got some bugs in it, please report if you use it and experience any problems.)

There are some spam in the comments, so we'll try an antispam thing, see if it has any powers.

Also, just want to make clear that just because we don't answer all the suggestions in the comments doesn't mean we think they suck. Some of the stuff you've suggested here are great features that we're discussing or planning on including in future releases.

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New version - 0.1.1 


There's a new version of Moody out!
To download it, just start Moody and an update window will pop up.

Changes in this version:
- Quicker respons on playback and tagcount.
- The Quicktag Needle Drop now includes half track time.
- Skip track permanently when quicktagging.

Moody now creates a set of playlists in a folder to increase handling speed. The difference is quite huge, especially for big librarys. Hope you'll love it!

Read more in the online help section >

Fredrik / Crayon Room

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Windows version is on it's way! 


Windows users, let go of your frustration. Moody is coming.

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