Volume Control for Mac
By SOME Studio, LLC
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Remotely control the volume of your Macintosh from your iPhone or iPod Touch. No special software needed on your Mac! As simple as that.
What's New in Version 3.0
Updated to work with iOS 7 along with a new interface.
semi-broken for iOS 9; completely broken for broken for El Capitan
I used to love this app. Unfortunately...
1) When used to control volume on a Mac running El Capitan, this app simply no longer works: it crashes as soon as that computer is selected as the volume target. It still works fine for machines running Yosemite.
2) Since the iOS 9 release for the iPhone, even used to control volume on Yosemite Macs, this app has become problematic. After the phone returns to the lock screen, getting back to the point where the volume can be adjusted requires a ridiculous number of steps: swipe to unlock, open the Volume app again (either by touching the icon or choosing it from the open apps screen), choose the appropriate computer, wait a second or two for it to login, and only *then* adjust the volume. Previously, if Volume was the open app when the phone went to the lockscreen, the only action required was swiping to unlock. I realize that this change in workflow isn’t the fault of this app’s developer, but that doesn’t change the fact that it renders Volume Control for Mac far too slow to use as a volume remote (which is really its only reason for existence).
Hopefully these issues can be solved in a future version. If not, this app should be considered dead for anyone running an up-to-date OS on either their iPhone or Mac.
This app does exactly what it says it will do. It leaves me wondering why this isn't built into Apple's Remote app. Apple's Remote app only controls iTunes' volume. Glad to have this app to control the system volume!
This app does exactly what it says it will. If you're in bed and you're too lazy to get up because you're in a Netflix coma and you're Mac is just way too loud, buy this app.
Works with Yosemite.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 25, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 3.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SOME Studio, LLC
- © 2014 SOME Studio
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.