Breakaway

Breakaway 1.75b

Pause iTunes when you pull out your headphones

Breakaway offers a little feature that you won't find in iTunes: it will automatically pause the media player when the jack of your haedphone is plugged out. View full description

PROS

  • Smart way to control volume

CONS

  • Limited function

Good
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Breakaway offers a little feature that you won't find in iTunes: it will automatically pause the media player when the jack of your haedphone is plugged out.

This will prevent you from embarassing situations, especially if your music is on really loud.

Breakaway only takes a few seconds to set up.

Make sure you check 'headphones mode' to make it work and 'resume play on reinsert' to automatically restart your music once you plug your headphones back in.

You can also set a mute key and have it force open iTunes.

Breakaway is what we like to call a niche application. It those one specific thing, but does it well.

If you find yourself listening to your music with your headphones most of the time and don't want to find yourself in the unpleasant situation of having it blaring out of your Mac when you remove your headphones then this is for you.

Changes

  • Not fully localized until everything is finalized
  • New: Now open source on SourceForge.net
  • New: Now under GPL license
  • New: Plugins added
  • Change: Triggers replaced with Plugins
  • Change: iTunes playpause calls now significantly faster
  • Change: Preferences rearranged

Ever been in the situation where you're listening loudly to your iTunes with your headphones and somebody comes to talk to you? You pull out your headphones to listen to them, and next thing you know, the music is blaring out of your speakers and into the room.

With Breakaway that won't happen anymore. This piece of sofware automatically pauses iTunes whenever you pull the jack of any device which is plugged in your Mac.

Breakaway

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Breakaway 1.75b