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Browse your iTunes albums via album artwork.   Free
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CoverFlow aims to bring that aesthetic appeal to your mp3 collection. It allows you to browse your albums complete with beautiful artwork pulled from any sources it can find, whether that's buried in your song tags, collected via Synergy, or looked up on Amazon.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Removed the tiresome expiry date
  • Fixed image loading from AAC files on intel
  • Added basic support for the Apple Remote
  • Fixed dumb error that prevented the window from reopening once closed
  • Wikipedia search added to the search engine list
  • Updated French & Chinese localizations, added Spanish
  • Added Jasper Hauser's purty icon
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Jazzyguy reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
This is an outstanding app. I have it on my Snow Leopard iMacs and it works in Mavericks with iTunes 11. I love it!
[Version 1.2]


Tekl commented on 06 Dec 2012
As of iTunes 11 it would be nice, to continue the development of this piece of goodness. But it seems that the old version is still working.
[Version 1.2]


easer commented on 05 Dec 2007
I wonder if anyone can help me a problem I'm having. I'm lucky enough to have this copy of CoverFlow, but I find that it only seems to recognize those "professional" albums you buy or download. But I have a lot of my own compilations, many of which were modified using Amadeus. (Don't worry, this is strictly a personal hobby.)

Another way to explain this that when I import songs into iTunes, iTunes will sort "my" songs into their own folders, but it seems to separate the professional songs into their own categories. For instance, lets say I have a folder titled "70s songs." When I import, iTunes will create that same folder name and put all of those songs into that folder. But if one of those tracks is an Elton John song I downloaded from iTunes, the iTunes will not put that song into my "70s Songs" folder but, instead, will put it in an "Artist - Elton John - Greatest Hits" folder.

There has to be something about how that Elton John song was "tagged" that gets iTunes to do this, as compared with my other songs that are not tagged as such. And CoverFlow will recognize the Elton John song and album but not my "70s Songs" album.

I'm assuming that "tagging" is what's going on here, although I am rather clueless about tagging, and while I've tried to do some of this with some songs via iTunes, CoverFlow still does not recognize them.

Do you know what kind of tagging (or other procedure) I'd need to do here?

[Version RC1.2]

Marcell commented on 18 Mar 2007
Crashes about 75% while running for the first time...what doesn't it like?

I have 10.4.9 actually...
[Version RC1.2]


rampancy commented on 10 Jan 2007
Shhhh! Keep quiet! You don't want Apple to know this is still up and force whoever's providing this file to take it down, do you? ;)
[Version RC1.2]

downhereitsrtime commented on 04 Oct 2006
I can't tell you how happy I am that the stand-alone app is still available! I am not a fan of iTunes'integration only because it takes the smoothness (e.g. the hanging and swinging animations) and the fullscreen away.

And the iTunes verion only looks for album artwork on iTunes' library, which is not comprehensive.

The stand-alone builds its own playlist when you select an album (and you can queue other albums by command+enter (or double-click)) so that you can browse through your main library while albums are playing.

Plus it is built for people who like to listen to albums (you can set it to filter out singles and albums under "x" minutes (mine is set to 8 minutes).

The iTunes version just doesn't cut it.
[Version RC1.2]


emulaunch commented on 17 Sep 2006
Nice to see this incorporated into iTunes itself. I wish they would have given the option to use Coverflow as a Visualizer so that when playing iTunes the albums would flip through as the music changed full screen. Right now I use JewelCase for this, but JewelCase only does one album at a time.
[Version RC1.2]


Maverick commented on 13 Sep 2006
CoverFlow looks great in iTunes 7!! I think it's great Apple bought your product!
[Version RC1.2]


neutralzone commented on 12 Sep 2006
Congratulations on selling CoverFlow to Apple!

As long as you are happy with the deal, this is what should happen to small developers who have good ideas. iTunes is the right new home for CoverFlow. Thank god it didn't get sold to Microsoft like a couple other apps I've used.
[Version RC1.2]

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MikeKirby replied on 15 Oct 2006
Why is everybody so busy congratulating the developer, when he has taken a beautiful product and sold it to someone who stripped out almost everything that made it useful? Sure, the developers made their money, and Apple got their product, but we, as users, LOST. And we should not be thanking or congratulating anyone for that. THIS SHOULD HAVE STAYED A THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT.
Peter Flaherty commented on 12 Sep 2006
He sold it to apple,good on him!!!Hope he got alot of cash for it!!
[Version RC1.2]

bengarland had trouble on 11 Sep 2006
I tried this out for the first time today. It crashes while importing my album artwork. OH well.
[Version RC1.2]

Oolong rated on 13 May 2013

[Version 1.2]

Version Downloads:4,395
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
Date:11 Sep 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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CoverFlow aims to bring that aesthetic appeal to your mp3 collection. It allows you to browse your albums complete with beautiful artwork pulled from any sources it can find, whether that's buried in your song tags, collected via Synergy, or looked up on Amazon.

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