TunesArt for Mac
Listening to music while working is a quite common practice but it should not stay in the way of your productivity. TunesArt is an iTunes companion application that remains in your status bar and provides tools for controlling the currently playing track without having to access the player’s interface.
However, TunesArt also provides additional functions: it can be used to quickly view the track’s information, artwork or lyrics, to scrobble to Last.fm or post on Twitter what you are currently listening and more.
TunesArt displays the song’s artwork in an album cover controller placed on top of your desktop. The app provides different skins for this window and you can also easily download new TunesArt themes.
Once you launch both the iTunes player and the TunesArt controller, you will be able to see the current song in the menu bar and use the arrow icons or the keyboard shortcuts to pause, skip or go back to a song, adjust the volume, add your own rating, access Last.fm related tools and more.
TunesArt will search for the song's lyrics on Google, Bing or on LyricWiki or you can manually add the text via copy and paste. At the same time, the app will also try to automatically download the artwork for tracks that do not have any.
Moreover, TunesArt displays different notifications when the tracks change: this way you can see the tracks title and the name of the artist with a single glance. Last but not least, TunesArt includes search capabilities that allows you to find a song without going through the iTunes main window.
In conclusion, TunesArt is a beautiful iTunes controller that provides a plethora of interesting tools when it comes to finding song’s metadata or sharing your current playlist with your friends.