By The Growl Project
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What song just started playing in iTunes? With GrowlTunes you will no longer have to ask yourself that question, you'll just know. GrowlTunes makes it easy to see what track is playing, and gives you even more control, like changing track ratings and the volume of iTunes too. If you have Growl you can even change the way track change notifications look.
GrowlTunes makes using iTunes even more fun. Whether in an office or at a party, GrowlTunes definitely comes in handy when you just need to know.
What's New in Version 3.0
- Adds keyboard Shortcuts for controlling your music.
- You can now run GrowlTunes in the background.
- You can format what fields show up in notifications.
- Note - Artwork icons requires Growl on 10.8. Notification Center does not allow for custom icons.
- Improves memory resource usage by updating the Growl framework.
- Adds support for OS X notification center on 10.8.
This app works as advertised. Nice an unobtrusive. The ability to customize the notifications is a big plus. If I had one quibble it's with the behavior when you click a notification. It now takes you to iTunes which is a plus. The problem is that when you are listening to a song in the PLAYLIST view it always takes you to the most recent view you were in that's NOT the Playlist view. This is really annoying. If the track is available in the current playlist view it should just stay put and select that one. After all, a user will be in that Playlist view for a reason.
EDIT: Unfortunately, GrowlTunes doesn't fully support the new iTunes Radio feature. I won't change my rating because I imagine the developers didn't have access to iTunes Radio to even try to make it work fully. It seems like the notifications are sent to Notification Center and not Growl. Better than nothing … but just pointing it out and hopely a future update will support it with Growl too.
EDIT 2: Turns out track changes I'm seeing for iTunes Radio are because iTunes 11.1 has direct Notification Center support. Word is that with OS X Mavericks that will also include cover art support. If that turns out to be the case then outside of the customized notifications that one can use with Growl, it seems like there will soon no longer be a need for GrowlTunes if one's need are more straightforward.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 16, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 2.0 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Friulian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Welsh
- Seller: The Growl Project, LLC
- © 2011 The Growl Project, LLC
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor