MonkeyTunes

What is MonkeyTunes?

MonkeyTunes is a Digital Audio Control Protocol (DACP) Server for MediaMonkey to allow remote control of your music anywhere in your house. Digital Audio Control Protocol (DACP) is the protocol used by ITunes, except I don’t use ITunes, I use the wonderful MediaMonkey for my huge music collection of over 70,000 songs. I originally wrote my own iPhone client called iMonkey but it could never stand up to the features of Apple Remote for Itunes. MonkeyTunes now bridges the gap giving the full power and beauty of the Apple Remote with the power of MediaMonkey! Non-Apple users are not left out in the cold as compatible DACP client for Google Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia Symbian are also available.

The purpose of this program is simple: to allow control of your MediaMonkey from your mobile device with the touch of a finger.

Note: MonkeyTunes is commercial software that is available as a 20 use trial version before purchase. The product is fully usable and functional until your trial period expires. You can receive the full uncrippled version by using Paypal or Google Checkout to purchase from our Ordering page.

Why use MonkeyTunes Plugin?

  • Control MediaMonkey from your mobile device.
  • No “line-of-sight” needed to control MediaMonkey which may be stored in a closet or somewhere else out of the way in your house.
  • Browse and play your ENTIRE MediaMonkey library from your mobile device!
  • You have a severe dislike of ITunes.
  • You are already using MediaMonkey so now you can take it to the next level.
  • Hosting a party? DJ it it right from your iPhone/iPod Touch without your partygoers getting their hands on your playlist. Ruining your mojo!

What does it look like?

Below are screenshots from MonkeyTunes on iOS and Android

iOS

Android

First you begin the pairing process from your device to let MonkeyTunes know you want to connect.
MonkeyTunes iOS Pairing MonkeyTunes Android Pairing
In MediaMonkey select your device and enter the pairing code to give your device permission to connect.  
After connecting you now have full player control over MediaMonkey. Play, Pause, Next, Previous, and Volume Control!
You can now browse by artist, album, and genre. You have full access to your library!
Full text search is available so you can quickly find the album or track you were looking for.

iPad

The Apple Remote on the iPad is also supported and supports even more features!

X10 Commander

What is X10 Commander?

The purpose of this program is simple: to allow control of your X10 devices from your iOS/Android mobile device with the touch of a finger.

X10 Commander is an X10 Controller Client for iOS/Android mobile platforms that allows you to control X10 devices anywhere in the world. Ever wanted to close the garage door while lying in your bed? How about turn the outdoor floodlights on but didn’t feel like walking back downstairs to turn them on? Now you can! All you need is an X10 CM11, CM12, CM15, CM17 Firecracker, CM19, or Marmitek CM15Pro device connected to your computer and X10 Commander will allow you to control all your X10 devices.

X10 Commander consists of two pieces…a server piece which runs on your PC/Mac/Linux and the client piece which runs on your iOS/Android device. The PC application is free and available from our Downloads section, the MacOSX support is provided by Thinking Home software from AlwaysThinking.com and the Linux/Unix support is provided by Heyu and a custom shell script.

Why use X10 Commander Mobile Client?

  • Control your X10 devices from your mobile device anywhere in the world!
  • No “line-of-sight” needed to control X10 Devices
  • You are already using X10 Devices and already own a cool mobile so now you can take it to the next level.
  • Costs less than one X10 Home Appliance!

What does it look like?

Below are screenshots from X10 Commander on iOS and Android

iOS

Android

From the mobile device you will see your X10 devices and be able to turn them on or off or dim the lights!
From the Settings application on the device just enter the IP Address and Port of the server you want to connect to.
The info window just gives you some details about X10 Client. Find our Support forums or website.

The desktop application

The desktop application is used to configure X10 devices and just sits in the tray area.

EventPhone

What is EventPhone?

EventPhone is an EventGhost Client for iOS devices that allows you to control your home theatre PC running Windows. Because Apple iOS devices use a network connection it does not need “line-of-sight” like traditional infrared remotes and you can use it anywhere in or out of your house! You already use EventGhost for your home automation needs, now go the extra step and hide your PC in the closet and control everything from your iOS device!

Why use EventPhone?

  • Complete control of all your Windows applications from your iOS device.
  • No “line-of-sight” needed to control your Home Theatre PC which may be stored in a closet or somewhere esle out of the way in your house.
  • You are already using EventGhost to control your home automation such as X10 or high end stereo receiver. Take it to the next level.
  • Virtual Keyboard to give you another 93 possible EventGhost events to respond to.
  • Finally make Apple and Microsoft play nicely together. Can’t we all just get along?

What does it look like?

When the application is running you can control anything on your PC from EventPhone with this 56 button remote including all 48 buttons of the Standard MCE Remote.

You can bring up a virtual keyboard by pressing the keyboard icon at the bottom of the screen and all keyboard keys send unique events to EventGhost to give you 93 more EventGhost events to respond to!

From the Settings application on the iPhone just enter the IP Address and Port of the Windows PC running EventGhost Server you want to connect to. Make sure you do not have a firewall blocking Port 1025. See Connection Issues FAQ

ZeroConf Browser

What is ZeroConf Browser?

ZeroConf Browser is a network browser for ZeroConf/Bonjour/Avahi/Rendezvous services. ZeroConf Browser allows users to browse the network for available Bonjour/Rendezvous/ZeroConf mDNS services, including applications providing network services that register with mDNS. It is a useful tool for debugging ZeroConf problems and to discover what services are visible to your Android device.

The purpose of this program is simple: to browse all available ZeroConf services on your Android device.

What does it look like?

ZeroConf Service List

ZeroConf Service List

ZeroConf About

ZeroConf About

PlacesBar Editor

What is PlacesBar Editor?

PlacesBar Editor is a software program that fills a need Lightswitch Microsoft left behind. Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista and Office dialogs have 5 buttons on the left hand Outlook-style bar known as the PlacesBar. This utility allows you to change them to be any folder you want. Why Microsoft didn’t include a utility like this we will never know….

If you would like to add your own folder to the Places Bar (seen in the File/Open and File/Save or SaveAs dialogs), you can do this by editing the Windows Registry or using PlacesBar Editor. This convenient utility prevents you from accidentally messing up your registry and simultaneously updates all version of Office installed.

Why use PlacesBar Editor?

  • Prevents errors editing the registry
  • Convenient to edit all places in one application rather than digging through the registry
  • Increases productivity allowing you to put often used folders on the places bar
  • Simple user interface allows customization of 5 Windows places and 10 Office places
  • Only one EXE roughly 900K in size
  • Compatible with Vista User Access Control and asks for Administrative permission

What does it look like?

Customize the 5 Windows Dialog places.

PlacesBar Windows Editor

PlacesBar Windows Editor

Customize the 5 extra Office Dialog places.

PlacesBar Office Editor

PlacesBar Office Editor

Now the Office Open-Save As dialog has your new custom places.

Office Open Dialog

Office Open Dialog

Lightswitch

What is Lightswitch?

Lightswitch is a Home Automation Client for iOS/Android that allows you to control your devices anywhere in the world. Ever forget to turn your lights off when you are away from home? How about turn the outdoor floodlights on but didn’t feel like walking back downstairs to turn them on? Now you can! All you need is Lightswitch certified server and the supporting home automation hardware. The purpose of this program is simple: to allow control of your home automation devices from your iOS/Android with the touch of a finger.

How does it work?

Lightswitch consists of TWO pieces:

  • a server application which runs in your house (one listed in System Requirements section on the right)
  • the client application which runs on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad/Android device

Why use Lightswitch Mobile Client?

  • Control your Home Automation devices from your mobile device anywhere in the world
  • No “line-of-sight” needed to control Home Automation devices
  • You are already using Home Automation and own a cool mobile device so now you can take it to the next level
  • Costs less than one Home Automation Appliance

What does it look like?

Below are screenshots from Lightswitch on iOS and Android

iOS

Android

From the mobile device you will see your X10 devices and be able to turn them on or off or dim the lights!
Lightswitch iOS Devices Lightswitch Android Devices
From the Settings application on the device just enter the IP Address and Port of the server you want to connect to.
Lightswitch iOS Settings Lightswitch Android Settings
From the mobile device you will see your zones and be able to turn them on or off.
Lightswitch iOS Zones Lightswitch Android Zones
You will also be able to set your thermostat devices.
Lightswitch iOS Thermostat Lightswitch Android Thermostat
The info window just gives you some details about Lightswitch Client. Find our Support forums or website.
Lightswitch iOS Info Lightswitch Android Info

Intelliremote

What is Intelliremote?

Intelliremote is a software program that gives you complete remote control of your Home Theater PC infrared or radio frequency remote and unlocks its true potential. HTPC makers have an excellent idea bundling an IR or RF remote control with their product…it’s just too bad the software included doesn’t do everything you want your remote to do!

The purpose of this program is simple: to remove any need for any custom software to control your remote, and implement and extend the full functionality of your HTPC remote in a memory efficient manner. Have you ever wanted a remote button to do one function in one application and a completely different function in another application? Now you can! Many flavors of HTPC remote are supported so please check the supported hardware list to see if the remote you own is supported.

Why use Intelliremote?

Have you tried Girder, HIP, EventGhost, or any of the other remote applications and gotten frustrated with how complicated they were to setup and use? Intelliremote take the approach of “keep it simple and stupid” to make using and customizing your remote as easy and painless as possible. Intelliremote aims to provide an experience similar to owning Apple hardware, Sony TVs and luxury German cars; things just work, they feel right and every now and again you get that “oh, it does that too? awesome!” feeling.

Intelliremote is a small executable and it packs the punch of Microsoft’s Intellitype instructions. So any application can be controlled with your remote that “listens” for Intellitype messages such as ITunes, MediaMonkey, Winamp, MediaPortal, Foobar2000, VLC, PowerDVD, JRiver MC, Windows MCE and many more! Each remote key can be assigned to an instruction, a mouse event, application event, or even a windows automation script. If you have an IR Blaster you can control your TV and home theater equipment too!

What does it look like?

Intelliremote sits nicely in the tray awaiting a signal from the remote control

Intelliremote sits nicely in the tray awaiting a signal from the remote control

Intelliremote blinks when a remote signal has been received

Intelliremote blinks when a remote signal has been received

Intelliremote Main Window

Customize any of the remote control keys with this simple user interface. Each remote key can execute either a key event, a mouse event, or run an application. In this screenshot the ‘Select OK’ button on the remote has been mapped to start the Windows Notepad application.

Intelliphone Mobile Application

Intelliphone mobile client is a native iOS/Android application that allows you to control your home theatre PC running Windows. Since the iOS/Android device uses a network connection it does not need “line-of-sight” like traditional infrared remotes and you can use it anywhere in or out of your house! Intelliphone also acts as a wireless keyboard and mouse so you can get rid of those in your living room HTPC setup and just use your iOS/Android device since you always have that on you!

iOS

Android

When the application is running you can control anything on your PC from Intelliremote with this 56 button remote including all 48 buttons of the Standard MCE Remote
Intelliremote iPhone Main Intelliremote Android Main
From the Settings application on the device just enter the IP Address and Port of the server you want to connect to.
Intelliremote iOS Settings Intelliremote Android Settings
Click the keyboard icon to turn your device into a wireless keyboard. Type text and those exact keystrokes will be typed in Windows. Bring up Notepad if you don’t believe me!
Intelliremote iOS Keyboard Intelliremote Android Keyboard
Click the mouse icon to turn your device into a wireless mouse. Slide your finger around on the screen to move the mouse on the PC. Left, Middle, and Right button click and double tapping the screen will trigger a double-click on the PC!
Intelliremote iOS Mouse Intelliremote Android Mouse
The Info window allows you to change Zones quickly or click on our email address to send us an email!
Intelliremote iOS Info Intelliremote Android Info