Sunday, May 8, 2011

Breakaway - pause/resume iTunes with your headphones

Breakaway is a little useful app that allows you to use mute/volume controls on your headphone.
Hit the mute button, and iTunes pauses. Hit it again, and the music resumes. Pull out your headphones, and iTunes pauses. Plug it back in, and it starts again. A simple application that makes your life that much easier.
Features:
  • Headphone jack observance
  • System mute observance
  • iTunes compatibility
  • Extendible via plugins
  • Auto-updating
  • Growl enabled
  • Open source
  • 100% free

30 comments:

Electric Addict said...

my ipod does this. except for the resuming part when i plug the headphone jack back in

cadexn said...

This is extremely useful since i don't ever use a speaker. Thanks for the share!

princy gupta said...

very useful info....

JaksonHunt said...

This is great!

Alphalpha said...

That's really clever...

CPH said...

That's extremely useful!

taylor said...

I never realized what my life was missing without this- thanks for the tip.

elexerdelex said...

Wait! Does this work on my windows aswell? thats an awesome programm!
Happy mothers day! (or if its not yet in your region) Happy future mothers day!

Lucifer said...

cool app bro

Danny Murphy said...

Cheers mate this looks useful

Dejch said...

it's time to get me an ipod..

Insider33 said...

This is really useful, makes me wonder why this feature isn't available from the get go.

Moobeat said...

very useful

phthalo. said...

I've always loved this feature on my iPod. Very useful for iTunes too.

Colin Biano said...

i don't use headphones because i have a desktop, but that sounds really convenient :D

Salman Ashraf said...

This is really useful! Definitely a good read.

Keep 'em coming!

ed said...

cool and useful

Sam said...

Most iPods 2nd GEN above have this except the resuming the feature :) but it would be helpful for the PC and Itunes altogether..
Thankyou for the post!

Red13 said...

would make running with my ipod a lot easier, since my headphones always end up coming unplugged, and I have to exit out of my playlist to get it playing again

Jlat said...

My headphones already do this :D Sounds like a good program though

The Game Store Guy said...

Well that's kind of spiffy. Cool.

Vav said...

Nice find I was totally looking for this.

Jeremy said...

That's a pretty neat app.

Dubbadeedoo said...

Wow, this a pretty innovative, but seems like things like this these days are making people lazier... it's not that hard taking out your iPod and using the buttons. :p

mac-and-me said...

Its not iPod related at all o.O;

Jessica Thompson said...

Great, it's like an ipod!

cheshire said...

Awesome!

James said...

I've been looking for something like this, thankyou!

pho said...

thats awesome, now my life is getting so easy

Lucky13 said...

Very useful app, if I'm not wrong I think my ipod has the feature that when i pull out the headphones from the jack, it pauses automatically