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Displays CD cover art in iTunes, and more.   Free
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Displays CD cover art in iTunes... has many features:
  • Display art cover and track infos in a floating window
  • Display art cover in the dock
  • Auto hide, minimize or collapse the palette
  • Allows to open images in a graphic application
  • Drag & drop and copy-paste of images
  • Control iTunes player functions
  • Activate or deactivate iTunes shuffle mode
  • Contextual menus (double-click / control-click)
What's New
Added mirror - Cedric passed away earlier this year and his software is no longer hosted on his main server, it's down entirely. But great software like this should not die - we'll permanently host it. Thanks! Jamie Dresser, OWC
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, iTunes 3.0.1 or later








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leftcoastinnyc reviewed on 04 Jun 2006
this program kills it! it's the perfect app for searching for artwork for you. Just listen to your music while you're connected to the internet and you're done!

THANK YOU!
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leftcoastinnyc replied on 05 Jun 2006
I jumped the gun with my last comment. Application frequently closes down with iTunes 6, and, despite presets in preferences, it doesn't automatically share album artwork with iTunes 6. I wish Cedric was still around to troubleshoot.
R.I.P.
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Sep 2005
I was searching for something like that, free and stable. It works fine with iTunes 5.

I'm sad for this great developer. R.I.P. Cedric.
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Aug 2005
Hello Sofa users. I just discovered this fantastic piece of software. I never knew it was here.

My question is: where do you get Themes for Sofa? I googled and only came up with one theme. Any tips?

Many thanks.
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crem replied on 17 Jul 2007
Cedric Menard, the french author of this soft, has passed away on the 13th feb 2005. So I think there won't be any further development.
I regret this because Sofa is a very good app. Now, every new iTunes update may alter the stability of this soft. I use iTunes 6.0.4 on OS X 10.3.9 and Sofa quit unexpectedly with no apparent reason.
Otherwise, it is a very powerfull and fully customizable app.

Thanks 2 Cedric !
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luxuryluke commented on 31 May 2005
Rest In Peace, Cedric. You and your talent will be missed...
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Tolstoy commented on 23 Mar 2005
I've just come back to this page after using Sofa for a year to look for any updates as it has continued to serve me well all this time. I am very sorry to hear that Cedric has passed away. I emailed him a couple of times and always received generous support. I suggested he should be pricing Sofa but it was evidently not his style. Sofa remains my player of choice and now at the very least he lives on through my desktop.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2005
Unfortunately, Cedric Menard, the developer of this app, passed away on February 17th (I just found out about this today). It's unclear why--but he will be missed. May he rest in peace.

From a post (http://www.macplus.net/forum/sutra78225.html), in French, by his sister:
Good evening
  I am Sandrine Menard: sister of Cedric Menard, creator of the software SOFA. He died 13 February (see depeche mac plus
  I am seeking people who had contact with my brother or who used his software, in order to collect their testimony to create a book to honor him....
  To know my brother offered his software to the whole world.
  His intent was from the first to bring his passion to life, and not just to [make money].
  He was a perfectionist!!!! and in his eyes, there was always something to do and to redo to make it better... he worked whole nights to be able to satisfy the users of his software....
  Thanks to all those who would like to respond.
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Anonymous commented on 06 Mar 2005
Sorry, the 13th--what a clumsy error...
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flakaddict replied on 19 Mar 2005
Rest In Peace
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2004
Since it seems to be possible, once again, to grab track names from streaming radio stations (see Butler), Sofa ought to include this capability in its next version.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Mar 2004
Give that man five!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Mar 2004
Great app, but I would love for the next version to allow Sofa to update iTunes art automatically as it played. I was told that this was possible, but it has never worked for me unless I manually right-click on the displayed art and tell Sofa to "Share with iTunes".
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2004
It looks cool and I'd love to try it on my Cube, but it's simply unusably slow.
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Henry ECK had trouble on 13 May 2005
i wish I would !
Impossible to download ...
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License:Free
Date:01 Mar 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Displays CD cover art in iTunes... has many features:
  • Display art cover and track infos in a floating window
  • Display art cover in the dock
  • Auto hide, minimize or collapse the palette
  • Allows to open images in a graphic application
  • Drag & drop and copy-paste of images
  • Control iTunes player functions
  • Activate or deactivate iTunes shuffle mode
  • Contextual menus (double-click / control-click)


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