ByteController
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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
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)
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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Ketcheup reviewed on 09 Mar 2014
Great work! Simple & efficient. Add the song title in the menu bar option, just will perfect!
[Version 0.9]


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MackinTush reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
Needs a keyboard shortcut to make this fantastic.
Still a great software.
[Version 0.9]


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Mikael B commented on 11 Sep 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!!!
[Version 0.9]

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Mikael B replied on 11 Sep 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 replied on 11 Sep 2012
I'm trying out freeware app Bowtie for now.
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Mikael B replied on 13 Sep 2012
I just tested a 1.0 build with shortcuts! It's as great as ever.
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chambone reviewed on 05 Feb 2012
Great! Works on both my laptops running 10.6.8 and 10.7.2
[Version 0.8.6]


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Mimiton reviewed on 19 Jun 2010
Works fine even in Mac OS X 10.6.4.
Thank you!
[Version 0.8.6]


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funjoy reviewed on 23 Feb 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.
[Version 0.8.6]


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Quantum commented on 08 Oct 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?
[Version 0.8.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 08 Oct 2007
Try this address for the developer.
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HackaN reviewed on 18 Aug 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.
[Version 0.8.6]


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Ringhorne reviewed on 10 Feb 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!
[Version 0.8.6]


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apple-project.com commented on 06 Dec 2006
Less is almost always more.

I tried Synergy, but found it more than I needed. ByteController is a simple iTunes menu controller, and it does its job in a quiet, elegant manner.

Blogged : http://www.apple-project.com
[Version 0.8.5]


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Palex rated on 09 Mar 2013

[Version 0.9]



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MacUpdate-Nick rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 0.9]



macrex18 rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 0.8.6]


Downloads:41,841
Version Downloads:3,655
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:02 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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