TunesArt

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.6.1 | Release Date: 2013-06-26 | Download

What's New in Version 1.6.1

- Optimized for iTunes 11
- TunesArt now works when iTunes library is outside Music folder
- Updated some themes elements for better quality
- Brazilian Portuguese localization updated
- FIX: Notification font color can be customized again
- FIX: Lyrics font size was not applied properly
- FIX: Shortcut for hiding Lyrics window was not working
- FIX: Growl notifications were not working
- FIX: Fixed other small issues

Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2012-11-13 | Download

- TunesArt is now sandboxed
- Optimized for Mountain Lion and Retina display
- Support for OS X notification center (10.8 only)
- Last.fm authorization can now be removed
- New shortcut to open / close iTunes
- New Love/Ban buttons on desktop artwork for faster access
- New localization ‘Brazilian Portuguese’
- Controls on hovering desktop artwork now shows a little bit slower
- More discrete scrolling title background
- Search on LyricWiki now opens search results instead of homepage
- Revamped search window
- Only almost-square artworks are now returned when fetching
- FIX: Sending Tweet was not working anymore
- FIX: Missing artworks are now only fetched from same album
- FIX: Fixed broken Amazon artworks fetching
- FIX: Fixed incorrect color of lyrics when user chose custom color
- FIX: Fixed many other issues
- Note: removed iPod scrobbling due to Sandbox policy

Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2011-08-07 | Download

- Now compatible with Lion and iTunes 10.4+
- Added Tags manager
- Added Twitter support
- Added new theme “Minimalist”
- Previous/Next buttons can now rewind/fast forward when held down
- Added optional ratings in menu bar
- Added a time progress bar to desktop cover controls
- Revamped controls on desktop cover
- Lyrics can be now pasted from Clipboard and saved with one-click
- Search window now returns Playlists too
- FIX: Fixed improper height of search window in particular situations
- FIX: Fixed impossible drop of artworks on cover with iTunes 10.2+
- FIX: Fixed some other small bugs

Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2011-04-11 | Download

- FIX: Fixed a bug preventing artworks to be saved with iTunes 10.2.x
- FIX: Fixed a bug causing default artwork to be sometimes flipped

Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2011-02-20 | Download

- Can now search for 'Gracenote' version of lyrics on LyricWiki
- Incomplete lyrics from LyricWiki are not displayed anymore
- FIX: Fixed incomplete localizations
- FIX: Fixed some glitches

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2010-11-29 | Download

- Revamped Last.FM scrobbler, now supporting Love & Ban features
- Added a basic "Exclusions" feature for Last.fm scrobbler
- New feature to display track's name in menu bar
- Now looks for album artwork too, if a track has no artwork
- Search window is now organized by album and shows track number
- Added a panel showing artist's information from Last.fm
- Added a Last.fm submenu
- Growl will now use an unique notification window
- FIX: Fixed a display bug related to desktop cover's title
- FIX: Radio tracks, podcasts and audiobooks are no longer scrobbled to Last.fm
- FIX: Fixed some bugs
- FIX: Search window position is now saved between launches

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-11-16 | Download

- New iPod scrobbling feature for Last.fm
- Add customization settings for lyrics window (font color & family)
- 7 new keyboard shortcuts (toggle album cover, directly set rating 0 to 5)
- Improved readability of notification’s rating element
- New optional notification when track is submitted to Last.fm
- Some improvements made to the Preferences window
- Current track is now marked in album list (right click on album cover)
- Ratings now match iTunes behavior when an album is rated
- Added Traditional Chinese localization thanks to Rex
- Added Simplified Chinese localization thanks to Luo Dan
- Added Turkish localization thanks to Barış Özdağ
- TunesArt is now code-signed (to avoid asking form Last.fm password access at each update)
- FIX: Fixed a bug that may cause a crash if current theme is deleted when TunesArt is opened
- FIX: Lyrics & Search windows couldn’t be moved everywhere on secondary display
- FIX: Mini-controller is now displayed only if iTunes is opened
- FIX: Fixed some small bugs

Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2010-10-27 | Download

- Themes now support opacity setting
- Keyboard shortcut for reshowing notification will now use Growl if selected mechanism
- Added russian localization thanks to Roman Aysin
- Added dutch localization thanks to Tantali
- Added slovak localization thanks to Andrej Mrázik
- FIX: reduced memory usage
- FIX: fixed ugly antialiasing on album cover strings
- FIX: fixed improper refresh of title when listening to radio stations
- FIX: fixed wrong elements in Growl notifications when listening to radio stations
- FIX: fixed a bug with controls on hovering album cover under Leopard 10.5
- FIX: fixed a bug when iTunes is launching
- FIX: the setting 'Show information when hovering icon' was not saved
- FIX: fixed heavy processor usage when displaying about box
- FIX: fixed a bug causing improper deletion when installing a theme

Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2010-10-24 | Download

- Added italian localization thanks to VinBoiSoft
- New setting to disable the search feature
- New hidden setting to hide icon from Dock and Menu bar (see FAQ on jibapps.com)
- Optimization of volume & rating bezels (visual feedback)
- FIX: keyboard shortcut for showing notification was not working
- FIX: some items were not localized
- FIX: album cover can now be moved on a secondary screen
- FIX: fixed some glitches in lyrics window under Leopard 10.5
- FIX: memory leaks fixed

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2010-10-23 | Download
  • New album cover themes added (and others can be downloaded)
  • Desktop album cover reacts to double-clicks (show lyrics or search window)
  • New setting "Ask" before saving downloaded artwork (a little mark appears below the cover)
  • New setting to display desktop cover even if no track is playing
  • Desktop album cover can be set to any size (thanks to a slider)
  • Growl notifications are not displayed anymore if iTunes is the frontmost application
  • Lyrics window is not closed anymore automatically
  • Lyrics can be searched for radio tracks too
  • New option to search lyrics on Bing
  • Notifications and lyrics window appearances are now customizable
  • Notifications items are now customizable (title, artist, album...)
  • Revamped Last.fm scrobbler (should work better)
  • New 'Hybrid' mode for Last.fm scrobbler
  • New about box
  • Reorganized preferences
  • TunesArt is now fully localizable
  • TunesArt could crash under Leopard 10.5
  • Contextual menu for desktop cover was not working under Leopard 10.5
  • Downloaded artwork could be saved into wrong track
  • Some tracks could not be played from the search window
  • Desktop cover cannot be moved outside screen limits
  • TunesArt could hang while searching for a track
  • In rare cases, TunesArt could not be added at login items
  • Many many other bugs fixed
Version 0.9.5 | Release Date: 2010-02-10 | Download

- Player controls (when hovering desktop cover art) a bit redesigned
- FIX : area of inluence for desktop cover art was a bit too large
- FIX : setting track's rating was not working anymore with keyboard shorcuts
- FIX : radio stations' information was not updated anymore

Version 0.9.4 | Release Date: 2010-02-07 | Download

- FIX : memory was not released regularily in previous version
- FIX : improved communication with iTunes

Version 0.9.3 | Release Date: 2010-02-07 | Download

- Rearrangement of preferences window
- FIX : display of player controls on hovering desktop cover art was not working properly under Leopard
- FIX : lyrics and search windows are now visible on all Spaces
- FIX : poor-quality of small artworks in notifications/lyrics under Leopard
- FIX : many UI enhancements and other bugs fixing

Version 0.9.2 | Release Date: 2010-02-02 | Download

- New keyboard shortcuts : shuffle / repeat mode
- German localization improved
- Play/Pause item in mini-controller is updated according to playing state
- An artwork can be added with by dragging/dropping a picture file or web image on the desktop cover art
- FIX : reduced area of inluence for desktop cover art
- FIX : better handling of podcasts
- FIX : enabling Last.fm with no username could crash TunesArt
- FIX : hovering menubar icon was not working when 'Hide if iTunes not running' was selected
- FIX : small adjustments in lyrics fetching (if LyricWiki servers are partially working)
- FIX : small bugs fixes and other enhancements

Version 0.9.1 | Release Date: 2010-01-26 | Download

- German translation added (thanks to Christian Jähnert)
- FIX : 'Enable Last.fm' menu item was not working properly
- FIX : small UI adjustments in lyrics window
- FIX : rating a track played from Genius was impossible
- FIX : solved wrong position of notifications in a multi screens environment

Version 0.9.1 | Release Date: 2010-01-22 | Download
Version 0.9.1 (22.01.2010)
- German translation added (thanks to Christian Jähnert)
- FIX : 'Enable Last.fm' menu item was not working properly
- FIX : small UI adjustments in lyrics window
- FIX : rating a track played from Genius was impossible
- FIX : solved wrong position of notifications in a multi screens environment

Previous 0.9 version added automatic artwork fetching
Version 0.9 | Release Date: 2010-01-15 | Download

- Automatic cover art fetching from Amazon database
- Too long track names are now truncated in contextual menu of desktop cover art
- Tracks not submitted to Last.fm (error…) are now submitted again at next try
- New setting allowing to ask what to do after lyrics download (save or don't save?)
- Improved information/error messages for lyrics window
- New menu item to enable/disable Last.fm scrobbler
- FIX : keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste were not working in Lyrics window
- FIX : in particular cases, no lyric was found despite their availability on LyricWiki website
- FIX : cancelling lyrics edition was not restoring original lyrics
- FIX : desktop cover art was disappearing after selecting a new playlist
- FIX : other small bugs fixes

Version 0.8 | Release Date: 2009-11-29 | Download

- 4 new keyboard shortcuts: increase volume, decrease volume, mute, decrease rating
- Shortcut for 'Modify rating' has been renamed to 'Increase rating'
- Bezel notification for new shortcuts 'volume' and 'mute'
- Better readability for information under desktop cover art
- A right-clic on menubar icon will show information about current track
- Search by title, artist or album, with a new pop-up menu to set up the search
- Display artist name along with track name in search results
- Growl notification gets default artwork if current track has none (instead of TunesArt application icon)
- Display of cover art and artist's name in Lyrics window
- New contextual menu in Lyrics window (Edit, Download, Search in Google)
- FIX : less often rebuild of iTunes Library for the Search feature
- FIX : a Growl notification was displayed when information under desktop cover art was changed from Preferences
- FIX : mirror effect for 3D them is now working under Leopard 10.5
- FIX : smaller memory footprint, particularly under Leopard
- FIX : many small bugs fixed in Lyrics functions
- FIX : some tracks could not be played from search results

Version 0.7.2 | Release Date: 2009-11-13 | Download

- New 'Playlists' submenu to play a particular playlist
- Improved 'Vinyl' theme for desktop cover art
- FIX : track's title was not displayed anymore in TunesArt menu
- FIX : radios was not correctly supported anymore (notifications and displayed information)
- FIX : track's rating under desktop cover was not updated if it was changed in iTunes application (or in another application)
- FIX : 'Hide menubar icon if iTunes is not launched' was not working fine (several menubar icons and wrong position for notifications)
- FIX : no more 'STOP' bezel notification when iTunes is closing
- FIX : mirror effet for 3D theme was truncated in some cases
- FIX : many cosmetic bugs fixed

Version 0.7.2 | Release Date: 2009-11-13 | Download

- New 'Playlists' submenu to play a particular playlist
- Improved 'Vinyl' theme for desktop cover art
- FIX : track's title was not displayed anymore in TunesArt menu
- FIX : radios was not correctly supported anymore (notifications and displayed information)
- FIX : track's rating under desktop cover was not updated if it was changed in iTunes application (or in another application)
- FIX : 'Hide menubar icon if iTunes is not launched' was not working fine (several menubar icons and wrong position for notifications)
- FIX : no more 'STOP' bezel notification when iTunes is closing
- FIX : mirror effet for 3D theme was truncated in some cases
- FIX : many cosmetic bugs fixed

Version 0.5 | Release Date: 2009-10-28 | Download

- Lyrics downloading has been optimized (timeout, progress indicator…)
- A basic notification window (bezel) can be displayed for Play/Pause action
- Fading effect for some windows is now optimized/nicer
- Better appearance for notification window which is now positioned according to TunesArt menubar icon
- FIX : an erronous key could be assigned to new shortcuts that appeared in version 0.4
- FIX : closing of Lyrics window could crash TunesArt in particular cases
- FIX : Intel 32 bits platforms are now fully supported
- FIX : many small bugs fixed