Yes, MacXM is currently the only graphical interface to the XM PCR for the Macintosh, but we really think MacXM is the very best XM PCR control program you can get, regardless of platform. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Shares the same basic layout as the stock XM PCR software, but does so without reinventing the UI. MacXM looks and works just like any other Mac OS X application.
- Built-in help, just a keystroke (command-?) away.
- Integration with the iTunes music store.
- Integration with Google.
- Integration with XM radio's own web site.
- If you activate online, you can copy your radio ID to the clipboard rather than type it in.
- "Smart" mute lets you mute the audio until the current song (or ad) ends.
- Rate songs as you listen to them. The ratings will eventually go directly into XM to provide feedback to the DJs
- AppleScript support lets you automate tasks - make your own XM radio alarm clock
- Scan functions to let you surf through channels
- Search functions alert you when your favorite artists and/or songs are played. Fuzzy logic is used to make up for misspelled or truncated data
- The main channel grid is keyboard navagable
- A Status Icon can be added to the menu bar (to the left of the clock). The menu that hangs off the icon can be used to do just about everything you can do in the compact view, meaning you can use MacXM without even having the window visible
- It's free!