ByteController
ByteController
0.9

4.8

ByteController free download for Mac

ByteController

0.9
03 August 2012

Control iTunes from your menu bar.

Overview

ByteController is a small user interface utility for controlling iTunes, Spotify and VLC. ByteController gives you three buttons in your menu bar: Previous Song, Next Song and Play/Pause. Holding the Previous Song and Next Song buttons plays, fast forwards, or rewinds. ByteController also features Growl support.

What's new in ByteController

Version 0.9:
  • Added support for Spotify and VLC
  • App is now 64-bit only
  • Removed support for PPC
  • Added support for Retina displays
  • Removed Hot Keys (used Carbon)

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Turim
08 September 2006

Most helpful

Very easy to use, and should be included in Apples next OS, because it´s useful when working in other applications and you don´t want to leave that special application over iTunes to pause/skip a track. I use this with Growl - nice combination!!! And you can´t complain about a pricetag - bacause it´s free :-D Thanx!!!!
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Version 0.8.5
kevinkissack
16 November 2019
Excellent!
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Version 0.9
Ketcheup
09 March 2014
Great work! Simple & efficient. Add the song title in the menu bar option, just will perfect!
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Version 0.9
MackinTush
26 April 2013
Needs a keyboard shortcut to make this fantastic. Still a great software.
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Version 0.9
Mikael-B
11 September 2012
What in the world happened to the keyboard shortcuts? Those were what made this controller great! Without them it's just a menubar clickathon. Please get us the shortcuts back!!!
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Version 0.9
3 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
11 September 2012
I sent that message to the developers at skyfex@gmail.com. If you agree please request they bring back keyboard shortcuts.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
11 September 2012
I'm trying out freeware app Bowtie for now.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
14 September 2012
I just tested a 1.0 build with shortcuts! It's as great as ever.
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chambone
05 February 2012
Great! Works on both my laptops running 10.6.8 and 10.7.2
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Version 0.8.6
Mimiton
19 June 2010
Works fine even in Mac OS X 10.6.4. Thank you!
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Version 0.8.6
Funjoy
23 February 2008
As of today (23 Feb 2008) my main controller, GimmeSomeTune freezes with iTunes 7.6.1, so I started looking for an iTunes menu-controller. This free app does a great job at it.
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Version 0.8.6
Quantum
08 October 2007
Wonderful applet. I've just switched from iTunes to VLC though, and ByteController is the only thing I miss. Doesn't seem to be any way to contact the dev for request. What to do?
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Version 0.8.6
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
08 October 2007
Try this address for the developer.
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Version 0.8.6
HackaN
18 August 2007
This app is a "must-have" for any iTunes user. It's kept in a nice not disturbing way in the menu-bar with the opportunity to only be visible when iTunes is running. A very nice feature is If you choose to have it load at "startup" or any way have it running while iTunes is not and press the hot-key for "play" it will open iTunes and play right away. That was just a key-press and you didn't even have to take your eyes of what you were doing in the first hand. It's very user-friendly, forget "mini-player-mode" or some widget - cause it doesn't get easier or more simple and fast than this. Indeed this app should be built in OS X.
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Version 0.8.6
Ringhorne
10 February 2007
I began using ByteCon .6 and it worked smoothly, as good as I could want. For the longest time, it was one of my startup items, when I was doing a lot of iTunes listening. Version .6 had only minor issues that never hurt the actual function (its buttons were at times inconsistent -- play-pause mode icons reversed). This is an EXCELLENT tool: simple, flexible (can pick from many looks), complements my tasks with ease when I am on two monitors and iTunes is hidden. No iTunes butting in my space, and no getting in the way of other menus!
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Version 0.8.6
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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