Having my Mac accompanying my daily life, it would be a miss without the companion of music. And for now, I still adore
iTunes as my music player. However, there are still some limitations to the awesomeness of iTunes, such as hard to rate,
difficult to find lyrics, little information in mini player mode, etc.
In this article, I am going to share with you some of the freewares that can make you experience iTunes like never before.
Hope you enjoy it!
Using You Control: Tunes, you will be able to see song titles of your currently playing track. This will help you keep track of your never-ending songs adding.
Apart from that, You Control: Tunes also helps you browse your iTunes songs without the need to really go inside the big iTunes tab. Though it consumes a bit of your luxury menu bar place, You Control: Tunes should be worth your try.
I Love Stars is a free application that shows the rating of iTunes’ currently playing song in the menu bar. The main idea of getting I Love Stars is to rate your currently played song without the need to go back and forth from iTunes, thus not breaking your workflow.
What I like from I Love Stars is that we can use universal shortcuts to give the rating. And half-star rating also available by double-clicking on the star.
TunesTEXT is a dashboard that displays lyrics of the song currently playing in iTunes. This lyrics data can be filled from the song’s Get Info → Lyrics pane.
If you want to search for lyrics or display song duration on your menu bar then iTunes Current Song Menu will be a suitable choice for you.
These four freewares are complementing each other, from quickly showing song information up to easily giving star-rating, all of these can make you experience iTunes like never before.
But always there is a chance for me missing some of your favorite iTunes applications, it’ll be most appreciated if you can give some inputs in the comment box below.