GimmeSomeTune

GimmeSomeTune 4.0

A status item for your iTunes

Along with CoverFlow, which is now integrated in iTunes, GimmeSomeTune may be the ultimate complement to iTunes. This program automatically shows album covers and track lyrics for your songs playing in iTunes. However, what users will be most impressed with first is the sleek interface. The dark grey window pops up discreetly to let you know what song is playing, revealing essential information like track name, length and rating. Lyrics appear in a similar dark grey pop up window, which you can browse thanks to a sidebar. View full description

PROS

  • Set hotkeys
  • Last.fm support
  • Beautiful interface

CONS

  • Can't resize window
  • Uninstalling

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Along with CoverFlow, which is now integrated in iTunes, GimmeSomeTune may be the ultimate complement to iTunes. This program automatically shows album covers and track lyrics for your songs playing in iTunes. However, what users will be most impressed with first is the sleek interface. The dark grey window pops up discreetly to let you know what song is playing, revealing essential information like track name, length and rating. Lyrics appear in a similar dark grey pop up window, which you can browse thanks to a sidebar.

Not only does GimmeSomeTune work with iTunes, it also supports Last.fm. Everything can be controlled via hotkeys (even iTunes and ratings), which you can fully configure and iTunes can be set up to work using only your mouse. Delving into the preferences lets you customize more sections of GimmeSomeTune. The application can automatically fetch album covers from the sites you select and you can set it up to work with the Mac remote control.

We were a bit taken aback by the fact that you can't resize the GimmeSomeTune info window, but you can style change the fonts and text color. We also found it a bit unclear as to how GimmeSomeTune could be uninstalled.

Overall, GimmeSomeTune is an excellent application to have if you love seeing album covers and lyrics for your songs.

Changes

  • New lyrics fetching sites: lyricwiki.org and lyricsdownload.com
  • Now can fetch high res (up to 1450x1450) cover artwork from the iTunes Music Store
  • last.FM support
  • Remote Control Support
  • Hotkeys without modifiers possible again
  • Album Rating
  • New option for field info: comments
  • Optionally disable the info window
  • Fixed many, many bugs
  • Size of lyrics window text adjustable
  • Window Level of info window now adjustable
  • Leopard compatible

GimmeSomeTune is a utility that works hand in hand with iTunes. It is a status item in the right menu bar and hides itself behind a musical note. Every time a new song starts up in iTunes, GimmeSomeTune pops up in a floating, translucent window with informations about the song for a duration that you specify. After this time, the GimmeSomeTune window disappears again.

You can change the color of the window and of the text, the translucency of your window and the amount of time the window will be displayed. You can set what information you want to show, be it duration, album or CD Count. If there is no cover to show you can select to reveal your own artwork.

GimmeSomeTune

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GimmeSomeTune 4.0