Saturday, August 21, 2004

Netflix Freak 1.2.5 update available

Netflix Freak is a little shareware application that lets you view and edit your Netflix queue on your Mac, rather than using the slow Netflix Web site. Using Netflix Freak, in Mac OS X, I can rearrange the order of titles by dragging and dropping them. I can move groups of them all at once. I can order them by columns (for Mac OS 10.3 and above). I can make individual notes regarding the movies (like the date I received it or returned it, so I can keep track of turnaround times) in Netflix Freak. I can see at a glance all the details of the movie. I can keep all my history (unlike the 90 days Netflix limits you to), so I can tell what all I've seen. Here's the official list of features:

- 6 ways to rearrange your rental queue (drag & drop, swap, shuffle, move to top/bottom, renumber, and cut & paste)
- Fast searching of the Netflix DVD catalog
- Print your rental queue (with and without DVD images)
- Import your entire rental history (not just the last 90 days)
- Add multiple movies to your queue in one action
- Add new movies to the beginning of your queue, the end, or shuffle afterwards
- View and assign star ratings to movies directly from any queue
- Keep track of who rented which movie in your household
- Assign custom categories to your movies
- Simple, one window access to all your queues
- Applescript access to all your movie data
- Jot down notes about individual movies and search them later
- Unlimited undo of queue rearrangements


  1. Any news on what happened to the Windows version of Netflix Freak? It supposedly went into beta testing 6 months ago. In the meantime I've been using a super-low-tech spiral notebook to keep track of my Netflix history. :-/


  2. It's actually not even in Beta yet. It's in Alpha. It's Netflix Addict 0.4.2. I haven't been able to get it to work on Windows XP professional, yet, but others have. You are welcome to try it out.

  3. You are welcome for the wife was a District Manager for Blockbuster yet we love Netflix...........

    Keep up the great blog.

  4. I can't get Netflix addict to work either. :(

  5. There's also a Beta program called WinFlix which I haven't been able to get working: