Scrobblin on a Mac with no privileges
December 15, 2009 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Please help me install a scrobbler for iTunes on Mac OSX 10.5.8 without administrator privileges.

I'm a Windows guy, so please keep the explanation simple! This is for my iMac at work, which I've been using for a few months.

I know that you can scrobble iPod tracks, but my iPod is formatted for a PC. And my desk is tiny, so I'd rather not have to bring in an extra set of speakers and hook the iPod up to those. Thanks in advance.
posted by puritycontrol to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Best answer: Use iScrobber. It will sit wherever you like on the hard drive.
posted by mkb at 8:45 AM on December 15, 2009

Response by poster: Cool! I had no idea I didn't have to put it into the Applications folder.
posted by puritycontrol at 9:04 AM on December 15, 2009

Best answer: FYI, most Mac applications can run from anywhere. iScrobbler isn't particularly unique in that regard. Using the Applications folder is just a handy (optional) way of organizing everything in one place. Also, there are at least two Applications folders, one global folder and one in each user account. My understanding is that any apps in ~/Applications/ will only allow that user to execute them. Most applications are not placed there and can run for anyone.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 10:25 AM on December 15, 2009

Best answer: Yup, make an Applications folder in your home folder and store the ap in there. The system recognizes this as a normal thing and is a good place to keep apps your user account only uses.
posted by OwlBoy at 1:20 AM on December 16, 2009

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