Life is too complicated. We Mac users must band together to find apps to make life easier, more fun, musical, with a little eye candy thrown in for good measure.
Take iTunes. Please. It plays music and movies, but it’s a pain to bounce back and forth between what you’re doing and what you want to hear. How about a Mac app that controls iTunes and displays cover art, track information, and lyrics? Oh, and it’s free.
Playing Only The Hits 24/7
We Mac users love our iTunes. Where else can you go to listen to music, watch movies, search for iPhone apps, buy stuff, waste time, get lost searching for oldies, spend money and still feel good?
Apps like TunesArt make it easy for my eyes and ears to multi-task.
TunesArt is slightly misnamed. Maybe it should be TunesTools.
Hey, based on the feature list, the iTunes Store is misnamed, too. Music, TV shows, movies, music videos, apps, and next year, Mac apps. How about iStuff Store?
Regardless, you’ll like TunesArt. For a free Mac app you get far more than the price of admission, or the sum of the parts.
6 Ways To Love Your TunesArt
First, let me start at the beginning (always a good place). TunesArt does art. Album art. It displays said album art right on your Mac’s desktop. That sounds impressive, but I don’t do much work on my desktop, so the art is really eye candy.
Second, more eye candy. TunesArt plays a visual notification whenever a new music track plays. Track name, artist, album, rating, album art, or some kind of custom notification. Eye candy. Ear candy. Visual distractions.
Third, once your distracted, you’ll want to search from something in iTunes. No need to use iTunes. Use TunesArt to search. Fourth, Mac power users will love the keyboard shortcuts to control iTunes—volume, next track, change rating (when I’m in a bad mood I can take it out on an Elton John song by giving it a lower rating).
Lyrics. More eye candy for you, not so much ear candy for anyone with in earshot.
Why? You sing along with lyrics, right?
TunesArt can display a song’s lyrics or find the lyrics on Lyric Wiki.
Finally, and you know this already, AM is dead. FM is dead. Long live Last.fm. It’s the perfectly 21st century way for 40-million people to scrobble. TunesArt’s got Last.fm built in.
When it comes to digging up perfectly good Mac apps for less in a rough and tumble economy, Mac360’s got your back, Jack. We’ve got your six. TunesArt isn’t cheap. It’s easy. And free.