FlexTime 1.2b1

December 16th, 2006

An ability to export audio to iTunes has been part of my vision for FlexTime since the very beginning. How cool to be able to design a custom pattern of sound cues, send them to iTunes, then take them with you on your iPod?

I’ve been hard at work on this feature, and I’m nearing completion. Just some fine-tuning and bug-fixes. But I’m not going to be able to find the time to finish up until probably sometime next month. I know many FlexTime users have been waiting patiently for this feature, so as a compromise I’m releasing a beta version with the feature as it exists so far.

Download FlexTime 1.2b1

To use the feature, just select “Send Audio to iTunes” from the Routine menu:

The audio from any “Play Sound” or “Speak Text” cues will be arranged into an audio file the length of your routine, and sent to iTunes. The audio file is meant to sound roughly the same as what you’d hear if you pressed play from the beginning in FlexTime, and allowed the routine to run all the way to the end. I don’t incorporate repeats because I figure you can use iTunes or your iPod to repeat the track as necessary.

Among the known bugs is a problem where “Speak Text” cues do not show up in the exported audio on the first try. Just export again and they should be in there.

Let me know if you run into any issues, or have any last-minute suggestions for improving the feature.

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