By Michael Markert
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Rate | Control | See iTunes Tracks right from the menu bar!
✔ One-click access to keep your music library tidy: Rate iTunes tracks right from the menu bar or the cover panel. With rated songs you can create your own intelligent "best-of" playlists containing only songs you really love. And your iTunes Music Library will love RateMe too!
✔ Control iTunes right from the menu bar or the cover panel: Right-click to access most often used controls like previous, next, loop, show iTunes window - PLUS - select individual tracks from the current playlist or any playlist from your library*
✔ See what you're playing: RateMe not only notifies you about track changes in the menu bar, but also comes with a beautiful Cover Panel to show you the current song's artwork. But that's not all – you can configure the Cover Panel as you like:
➜ Pin it to the desktop and move your icons above it
➜ make it transparent (it has an alpha slider on the left)
➜ let it float on top of all other windows and enable click-through, so you can still click on things below
➜ make it fullscreen! Perfect for your next party - project the album cover onto the wall: no distracting animations, just the artwork with a few track informations.
RateMe has been designed with as few features to keep it simple and fun and as much features to make it useful for your everyday music experience.
Of course, there are also options to autostart it if you like, and to hide RateMe if iTunes isn't running.
And RateMe supports ½ star ratings!**
RateMe has been around since 2008 and has been downloaded from thousands of users. Now available in the AppStore.
* RateMe has only restriced access to the iTunes Library. Nested folders are only supported for the first level. All other playlists are displayed flat.
** RateMe uses ½ star ratings automatically, if this preference is set in iTunes.
I've used this app for years now and love it. I heavily rely on using a rating system for organizing my large iTunes library. Having the ability to rate a song with a single click directly on my menu bar regardless of which application I'm currently using is extremely convenient for me. My only annoyance with the app is the menu doesn't work correctly if iTunes is already open and playing a song when RateMe launches. You have to pause the music for a moment and hit play again shortly after the RateMe menu has loaded. Besides that, it works great!
I have a large collection that I wanted to rate while I work without having to switch windows all the time. This is exactly what I needed.