CoverFlow
CoverFlow
1.2

4.5

CoverFlow free download for Mac

CoverFlow1.2

11 September 2006

Browse your iTunes albums via album artwork.

Overview

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 in CoverFlow

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

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45 Reviews of CoverFlow

5
Jazzyguy
19 November 2013
Version: 1.2

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This is an outstanding app. I have it on my Snow Leopard iMacs and it works in Mavericks with iTunes 11. I love it!
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DennisPorter5125
08 February 2018
Version: 1.2
If you don't mind can you please send me a copy of cover flow to dennisporter1979@gmail.com
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5
jona1111
06 September 2016
Version: 1.2
Download link not active. Just shows an artists pen caption. Registered and signed in after first failed attempts. Firefox, and also tried with updated Chrome browser. Please advise. Using OSX 10.8 without your Macupdate Desktop option. 5 stars for the idea. Please keep cover flow updated so Itunes cover flow banishment has not ruled the rest of the free world :-)
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lucapellegrino29
12 March 2015
Version: 1.2
Non Funziona su 10.10.2 -- Dopo qualche minuto va in CRASH ..
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lucapellegrino29
12 March 2015
Version: 1.2
NON Funziona .. su 10.10.2 Dopo poco va in Crash ....
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5
Jazzyguy
19 November 2013
Version: 1.2
This is an outstanding app. I have it on my Snow Leopard iMacs and it works in Mavericks with iTunes 11. I love it!
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Tekl
06 December 2012
Version: 1.2
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.
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Easer
05 December 2007
Version: RC1.2
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? Thanks
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krokovaym
18 March 2007
Version: RC1.2
Crashes about 75% while running for the first time...what doesn't it like? I have 10.4.9 actually...
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Rampancy
11 January 2007
Version: RC1.2
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? ;)
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Downhereitsrtime
05 October 2006
Version: RC1.2
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.
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Emulaunch
17 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
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.
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Maverick
13 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
CoverFlow looks great in iTunes 7!! I think it's great Apple bought your product!
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Neutralzone
12 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
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.
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Peter-Flaherty
12 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
He sold it to apple,good on him!!!Hope he got alot of cash for it!!
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Bicalho
12 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
JUst look the developer site http://www.steelskies.com/coverflow/ and check if Apple stole something or not.
(0)
4.5
Churry
12 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
I'm going to wonder how I ever lived without this app. It truly brings back the joy of flipping through albums. This new release even grabs covers for me automatically. My current wish is for it to sync the new covers with my iTunes library in both directions.
(0)
Fahjr56
11 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
There's only one word that describes this app, fantastic! If this ever go's shareware I plan to buy a copy, great job keep up the good work.
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4
Sjj-public
11 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
Works great on my MacBook running 10.4.7. At first I thought there was something wonky with its handling of the Apple Remote's menu button because it seemed to cause a random jump to a different letter, and only for the albums in the background, then I realized what it was doing was toggling the sorting between album name and artist name. Cool. On the other hand, using the volume up and down to change tracks instead of volume is weird. I'd rather it worked as follows: The menu button would toggle between controlling iTunes and controlling CoverFlow, preferably with some visual indication of which is in effect (and easily seen from a distance.) A good way to do this would be to have coverflow switch to a different view when you start playback (or pressed menu), one that showed the album art, track info, play time, etc, of the current track, and the remote would control iTunes playback. When the user pressed the menu button it would go back to the library view, and the controls would then control browsing of the library. Pressing menu again would bring up the playback info again. Etc. It would be intuitive and more obvious. It would still be nice to have the ability to control the sorting via the remote, though - is there a way to handle press-and-hold on a remote button? Perhaps then a press-and-hold of the menu button would either change the sorting, or perhaps better, bring up a menu of options, including the sorting options. I realize this is all a rather tall order, though. :)
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3.25
anonymous-orca-3526
11 September 2006
Version: RC1.2
I tried this out for the first time today. It crashes while importing my album artwork. OH well.
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4.25
Jazzaddict
15 May 2006
Version: 1.990
Great .app! Really great GUI! I don't have a huge use for it as I rather use Lauchbar to surf my itunes Library, nevertheless, this is really cool. I would like it if it had the features of Clutter (another great free app) which lets you copy Amazon artwork directly into itunes. Also in Clutter when you use the "Lookup on Amazon" feature it shows the results in the application as opposed to opening up the Amazon page in your web browser (as CoverFlow does). Overall... good and free.
(0)
5
Moofthestoof
23 March 2006
Version: 1.982
Brilliant! http://files.filefront.com/CoverFlowExampletargz/;4895373;;/fileinfo.html I was so impressed I even made a video to show my Windows friends.
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Stongey
02 March 2006
Version: 1.982
Love this app, but would like to see it's functionality converge with Clutter. Things to like about Clutter: - collect your favourites rather than having to scroll through whole list - right click and access individual songs from the album for play (would love to see "copy to iPod" as well...) Would also love to see a cancel button appear in the search textbox, kinda like iTunes does with the little 'x' that shows up on the right hand side. It wasn't intuitive to me to understand how to cancel a search. Would also love to see next and previous arrows on either side of the scroll bar and auto scrolling when I mouse over the edges of the image collection. Would love to see a filter to allow exclusion of individual albums (based on name). Will stop ranting now. Great app all in all. Thanks and keep it up!
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4.75
Softbend
10 February 2006
Version: 1.982
Great. The missing link with my music. Great. Yes, Apple should buy the code, or hire the developer - not just copy this great idea - because it's... Great! Please someone help the developer to make a nice icon that matches the quality of the software! Did I say its' great already?
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4.5
Kingster
07 February 2006
Version: 1.982
Aesthetically this is an amazing little app - The author should be quite pleased with himself! One small critque is that I would like to see Coverflow sort albums chronologically
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Fritz-The-Cat
06 February 2006
Version: 1.982
great app! i was looking for something like this for ages!!! Thanks
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4.5
Nerfgun
28 January 2006
Version: 1.982
This app is really fantastic, and if Apple doesn't buy the guy's code then they are absolutely insane. This thing, integrated into iTunes, would be WILDLY popular. The 3D routine used is very fast, and you can tell the feel of the 'shuffling' animation has been hand-tweaked to perfection. I spent about 10 minutes just rifling back and forth through my collection - once I had gathered all the missing covers in my collection. Anyways, play with it, really lots of fun. If you run CoverFlow with the iTunes controller minimized below its window, you have a whole new way of interacting with your music. APPLE - BUY THIS APPLICATION! Pay the man, he more than deserves it.
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Ca
28 January 2006
Version: 1.982
Superb! Splendid! This needs to be improved but CoverFlow is really really nice :)
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Mcoyle
25 January 2006
Version: 1.98
Jonathan, outstanding little app you've created! I feel bad for you. Why? Because Apple will surely rip this idea off in the next version of iTunes and give you absolutely no credit. ;-) I was just telling someone that iTunes needs a jukebox-like interface for parties. This would allow guests to walk up to a screen with a mouse and page through the album artwork, selecting songs they wish to hear and having them added to a queue. I hope you continue to expand the program and interface and consider making this a goal. I'm sure it would be extremely popular! Thanks for the work. Michael
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Hal2007
25 January 2006
Version: 1.98
Quite impressive app! Needs to be worked out some more, though. Would also be a nice iTunes visual effect or plug-in, possibly even a great screen saver module...
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4.5
Anonymous
07 November 2005
Version: 1.94
I'm absolutely gutted - I tried this program on my work Mac with limited songs and it worked great! I was eager to try this on my home system with nearly 30k songs but sadly it crashes when it gets to the letter 'U'. very saddening, especially as the way the developer words the opening message, it seems unlikely to get an update for some time. However, when it DID work, it was a great experience = I eagerly await the time it can handle my home collection. Great first release!
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George
05 November 2005
Version: 1.94
This thing is VERY cool, but uses a lot of memory (80 MB for me).
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Anonymous
05 November 2005
Version: 1.94
i downloaded it and it refuses to turn on. it starts up, shows an empty window, then crashes. what's wrong?
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5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 1.94
All I can say is WOW.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 1.94
This app has such a high degree of quality, design and function that I would have thought it was produced by Apple. In fact, Apple's Front Row would benefit from this type of GUI. Anyway, I anxiously look forward to each upgrade, and I would certainly pay for the 1.0 release. (I hope that full screen gets reimplimented. It looks incredible on a 60" Sony!)
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4.25
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 1.94
A small think is missing, we can't choose between an iPod or the internal library :-( At work I have only my iPod, so it's not working.
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Anonymous
18 October 2005
Version: 1.9
First, the idea is just brilliant. However the approach may be not right. It should be like an application like Dashboard or a plugin for iTunes, NOT just another standalone application sitting on my dock. If it can be triggered by a function key ( or any key combination) full screen like Dashboard when I want to change my music, it will be SUPER cool. But obviously not at this time. I will definitely buy it at a reasonable price if it is approched in a nicer way. Good luck.
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1
Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 1.9
Won't do a thing if you're music folder is not in the default iTunes location (~/Music/iTunes...) Sorry, but I have to give 1 star to everything for having looked over such a crucial option, as I'm sure most people change the location. And it's a demo, but I see no price= No value.
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4.5
Anonymous
10 October 2005
Version: 1.9
WHAT IT DID FOR ME: This program is QUALITY. It has changed the way I listen to my music. Do you have a big music collection, but keep going back to the same damn singles that you've heard A BILLION TIMES? I did. This program is soooooooo fun and beautiful that I listen to one album from begining to end now. AND FOR ONCE, SOMETHING I SHOWED MY SISTER IMPRESSED HER! She has NEVER been impressed by any of the crazy/awesome stuff I got going on my iBook G4. Oh, and if you've been lazy and never bothered to go and get coverart for your music, it searches google or amazom (which opens up in your web browser), then you can just drag-and-drop the artwork in and you're set to go. MEMORY INFO: With a collection of 2000 songs (each of which has album art attached to it), CoverFlow is using 38mb of real memory and 160 of virtual memory. So, it isn't too heavy considering how GORGEOUS it is. Not a problem at all. SOMETHING TO CONSIDER: Apparently, this program will expire on NOVEMBER 15th. Why? I believe the creator will release an updated version as shareware, once he is sure there are no bugs (I haven't run into ANY bugs). A MESSAGE TO THE DEVELOPER: I don't know if this is possible, but it would be nice if CoverFlow could play songs without actually opening iTunes. Also, if you do release this as shareware, the most I would pay is $5. If you charge more, serial sharers will be all over this. HOWEVER, I propose that you make it donationware. When people are hit with the initial novelty of this program, they will be generous. They may not be so generous 10 days later. That's all I got. Keep up the good work :)
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5
Squigles
10 October 2005
Version: 1.9
Wow what can I say it works a treat :-) Would love to see this implemented and not just a demo, very well done
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4.5
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: TechDemo185
Brilliant little piece of software, when setup it looks amazing, software is very functional and stable.
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Anonymous
27 September 2005
Version: TechDemo17
WORST SUPPORT!!!!: "coverflow has expired... this technical demo of coverflow has expired. Please check the website for an updated version".... there is no "updated version" available. no, this really sucks!!! don#t try this ware. it´s too nice, but expired its gone. very bad!!!! apple should integrate this applikation into itunes. then nobady will need this one anymore!!!!
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Anonymous
14 August 2005
Version: TechDemo17
Looks like it imports all my coverart, but when scrolling only 20% of my covers are there.
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5
Ivan3
14 August 2005
Version: TechDemo17
JUST downloaded----great.Improves on the Clutter app whjch is itself great.Needs to abilkity to flip cover to read track listing like the JEWELCASE plugin does (http://www.opticalalchemy.com/home.html ) seems to work fine with 40GBS of music on a powerbook 1gb
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Anonymous
14 August 2005
Version: TechDemo17
It would be cool to integrate with Delicious Library.
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4
Anonymous
14 August 2005
Version: TechDemo17
Wow this looks good. Not sure it's going to be WORTH anything, but it LOOKS good. It needs to sort albums and artists beginning with "the" but the second word. Also iTunes integration would be keen. It needs to scale non-standard album art correctly, such as 4x3 or 16x9. Additionally, it's a huge CPU hog when it wants to be. Finally (I know, I'm a bastard) it would be really cool to have the album art look like an actual CD case. This is a really amazing looking program.
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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