CoverSutra
CoverSutra
3.3.1
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CoverSutra free download for Mac

CoverSutra for Mac3.3.1

11 February 2012

Attractive way to interface with and control iTunes.

What is CoverSutra for Mac

CoverSutra gives music lovers a handy and attractive way to control iTunes without having to leave the currently active application. CoverSutra features a powerful music search feature along with global keyboard shortcuts and informative bezels that provide users with song and album details in an unobtrusive way. In addition, CoverSutra has integrated support for Last.fm, the popular social music recommendation service.

What's new in CoverSutra

Version 3.3.1:
  • Fixed the Launch with iTunes feature
  • Fixed an issue with the Launch on Login setting
  • Fixed a possible crash in the music search menu
  • Fixed an issue when adding shared tracks to iTunes DJ
  • CoverSutra no longer submits extended iTunes Store Previews to Last.fm
  • Removed App Sandboxing
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 17 2013
3.3.1
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
Does NOT work in Lion either.(I had the .dmg file for the Macheist edition saved in my Documents)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 17 2013
3.3.1
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
This app does NOT working Mavericks.I'll try it in Lion.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 16 2013
3.3.1
5.0
Dec 16 2013
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
Works GREAT in SnowLeopard 10.6.8 in both my iMacs. I really like this app. I got in from MacHeist and I love it! It Never crashes!
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Aug 17 2013
3.3.1
0.0
Aug 17 2013
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
What happened with CoverSutra? Taken off the AppStore suddenly and not listed anymore on the developer's website.
Steve K
Steve K
May 26 2013
3.3.1
4.0
May 26 2013
4.0
Version: 3.3.1
Version 3.3.1 is no longer working with iTunes 11.0.3. Well, the progress bar doesn't work and I'm getting some iTunes crashes and if there's one app that never crashes on me, it's iTunes. I contacted the developer and Sophia replied a few hours later saying she's now working on a fix for third-party code that seems to be causing the problem(s).
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
May 21 2013
3.3.1
0.0
May 21 2013
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
FYI, 2.2.2 can still be downloaded here: http://sophiestication.s3.amazonaws.com/coversutra/CoverSutra_2.2.2.dmg
Billalpinewalker
Billalpinewalker
Feb 11 2012
3.3.1
5.0
Feb 11 2012
5.0
Version: 3.3.1
The program just works, looks pretty and is supported. I don't work for free and I don't expect the author does either. CoverSutra lets me define control keys, cover art, and lots more. I'm a happy customer.
Steve K
Steve K
Aug 30 2011
3.2.1
4.0
Aug 30 2011
4.0
Version: 3.2.1
This is the second time I've purchased CoverSutra. I bought it when it first came out, however many years ago. When I figured out I'd have to pay for the upgrade for Lion, I balked at first, like many of you. I tried all the other alternatives and Bowtie was the closest--I loved the thumbing capability. But Bowtie notoriously doesn't show the artwork properly, at least on my machine, 50% of the time. And when you rate a track, the stars don't reflect that immediately. CoverSutra just works. So, give me all the frownie faces you want. This woman is a fantastic graphic designer and CoverSutra is a joy to use.
Agmaster
Agmaster
Aug 26 2011
3.2.1
2.0
Aug 26 2011
2.0
Version: 3.2.1
I have version 2 and tried version 3 out but I think version 2 is much better mostly because when I'm not using iTunes the album cover on my desktop goes away, in version 3 it is always on my desktop plus now the album cover is way to big and there is no way to shrink the size of it. So I paid for something that does the same thing as version 2 but is uglier than version 2.
D-J
D-J
Jul 16 2011
3.2
3.5
Jul 16 2011
3.5
Version: 3.2
I've been happy with this product, and with its evolution. The number of whining comments here is sad. Most seem derived from the Internet expectation of free and cheap, rather than quality and fairness. Being a developer is to be in business. Rent has to be paid. Pricing changes. This is true in the real world, and it is true in the virtual world. Yet far too many expect anything acquired on the Internet to be either free or very cheap. In any world, real or virtual, you get what you pay for. If you find a product that doesn't meet your expectations, be constructive in your comments. Far too many here seem rooted in bitterness or selfishness (or from competitors).
rspeed
rspeed
Jul 1 2011
3.1.1
0.5
Jul 1 2011
0.5
Version: 3.1.1
For those sticking with version 2 who need to download a fresh copy, the file is available here: http://files.sophiestication.com/coversutra/CoverSutra_2.2.2.dmg
rspeed
rspeed
Jul 1 2011
3.1.1
0.5
Jul 1 2011
0.5
Version: 3.1.1
For those sticking with version 2 who need to download a fresh copy, the file is available here: http://files.sophiestication.com/coversutra/CoverSutra_2.2.2.dmg
Chas-m
Chas-m
Mar 30 2011
3.1.1
0.0
Mar 30 2011
0.0
Version: 3.1.1
Most of the people who's comments I've read should be really embarrassed for themselves. I think the developer explained her position thoroughly and fairly -- which is precisely what people always claim they want -- and then her reward for being so up-front is to be libelled (yes, libelled as in "legally actionable," some of you might want to look up the tests and then look in a mirror) on forums. If you don't want to upgrade, don't. Wow, you saved your self FIVE WHOLE BUCKS. Boy you showed HER. Why, you could buy half a Starbucks coffee with your savvy savings! As it happens, I won't be upgrading. Not because of anything Sophie did -- I just don't use the program much, and thus don't care to upgrade (though this "upgrade" is so cheap I consider it a trivial expense). I might come back to it someday, but I just don't spend much time in my iTunes music library as I used to (I've been more focused on video lately). The rest of you -- grow up, or at least interface with the real world of income and expenses a little more often.
Bardosity
Bardosity
Mar 4 2011
3.0.1
5.0
Mar 4 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0.1
Beautiful app! I paid full price for it a long time ago and it has been worth every cent to me. I also paid for the Mac App Store update because I wanted to encourage an independent developer to continue making quality products. At the new, low, price I am encouraging all of my friends to use it as a slicker interface to iTunes. People are saying that there were too few additions to the new versions to make them worth a paid upgrade... Others were financially crippled by the $4.99 upgrade fee that they HAD to pay for the upgrade... If the update is worth it to you, pay the upgrade fee. If it's not worth it to you, don't pay and don't upgrade and you can pretend that none of this ever happened. Either way, $4.99 for a great app is too petty an amount to cry about "broken promises" and switching to an "acceptable compromise".
Spungee
Spungee
Mar 4 2011
3.0.1
0.5
Mar 4 2011
0.5
Version: 3.0.1
you're a fool if you pay 19.99 for this garbage... especially given this particular developer's track record. she had trouble working with the folks at taptaptap, and now she's quickly taking her own company down the drain with her broken promises and hostile attitude toward *paying customers*. but if you simply *must* deal with this hostile developer, don't be dumb and buy it here for 19.99... go to the mac app store and purchase it for 4.99. beware - if you buy it here, you are going to get charged again in the future to upgrade, no matter what she 'promises'. if you're looking for a solid, *free* alternative from a developer who is not openly hostile to their customers (as sophia definitely is), check out bowtie. note: i am not associated with bowtie, but have found it to be an acceptable replacement, especially given the 0.00 price... that shows me this developer is more concerned about software than money!
anonymous-snipe-160
anonymous-snipe-160
Feb 8 2011
2.5
0.5
Feb 8 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
very bad developer. broke promises with paying users after going mac store only. very hostile to her customers too. and now I see she updated version number to 3...in secret and no blog announcent...how bad. not getting any more my money
Sneferu
Sneferu
Jan 23 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 23 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
The Developer is unacceptable Don't buy this, download instead bowtie or tunesart, they are both better and free
Ctyankee
Ctyankee
Jan 22 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 22 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
Launch bar and others can do the same basic stuff. Switched when the developer reneged on the free updates for all version 2.x. Then switched v2.5 to be 3.0 to get out of her deal to make all 2.x updates free. The kicker...she herself said this would be wrong to do, then did it when the only other option was to actually make good and provide an update to 2.5 outside the mac app store. She clearly chose to stick it to customers, go back on her word, and in her own words "lie" and call this v3.
Galileo14
Galileo14
Jan 20 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 20 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
The version number was updated from 2.5 to 3.0, but where are the new features? Where's Growl? This seems more like v2 than v3...
Marumaki
Marumaki
Jan 11 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 11 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
The developers' attitude towards their customers is unacceptable.
rspeed
rspeed
Jan 10 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 10 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
The developers have foolishly removed the download for existing customers. If you have a license and need to reinstall the software, a download is available here: http://www.sophiestication.com/coversutra/get/
Kukkis
Kukkis
Jan 9 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 9 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
I'm extremely disappointed with the developer of CoverSutra. She lied to her customers about "free updates until 3.0 version". When customers complained about it she was VERY HOSTILE towards her clients. This is unbelievable.
Mezz
Mezz
Jan 8 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 8 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
I no longer have "free upgrades until version 3"? I no longer have CoverSutra.
neeklamy
neeklamy
Jan 8 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 8 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
It would have been fairly simple to issue the 2.5 update to all existing owners, but this just goes to show the contempt Sophia holds for her users and supporters. Don't forget Sophia, we helped you get where you are today, no paying users = no bills paid and no career.
Tgphi
Tgphi
Jan 8 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 8 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
"Thanks for registering! CoverSutra has been registered and you have free upgrades until version 3". I won't support a developer who reneges on their agreement. Ask Yazsoft how that worked out for them. You won't be getting any more of my money.
Yrm
Yrm
Jan 7 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 7 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
Breaking promises («Thanks for registering! CoverSutra has been registered and you have free upgrades until version 3.») is for me a dealbreaker. Paying for a minor update (v2.5 at the AppStore), even it’s not much, is a no-go after the first promise. Other developers do the same (Pixelmator boys) but the wise ones (eg. MarsEdit, Acorn, DaisyDisk) support old and new customers: keeping at least the actual version updated outside the AppStore. Sophiestication, it was a nice time w/ CoverSutra, but now it’s over and I move on to other solutions out there.
Jthurman9673
Jthurman9673
Jan 7 2011
2.5
0.5
Jan 7 2011
0.5
Version: 2.5
You may want to change the platform to Intel only. According to what the developer has communicated, they will no longer provide updates to version 3 as stated in the program itself. Previous users will need to repurchase the program for future ver2 updates.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Jan 7 2011
2.5
0.0
Jan 7 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5
In the new App Store this lists for $4.99. Why does it say $19.99 here? That's a big discrepancy! I used this before I moved to TunesArt. I don't remember this app EVER selling for $19.99. MacUpdate should correct this quickly as this does them disservice by showing a greatly inflated price.
Pneshati
Pneshati
Jan 7 2011
2.2.2
5.0
Jan 7 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
CoverSutra is an essential for anyone who does work, homework, or browsing while listening to music. This small application shows your currently playing song in the dock and looks much more appealing than iTunes. It's basically a very feature-full control for people who don't like the look of iTunes.
Marvelgulp
Marvelgulp
Jan 7 2011
2.2.2
0.0
Jan 7 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
On the newly launched App Store you can buy a new 2.5 version... So, we with a 2.2.2 license stays out in the cold? :-/
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Mar 2 2010
2.2.2
0.0
Mar 2 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Sorry, folks. The post below was in reply to Shock J.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Mar 2 2010
2.2.2
0.0
Mar 2 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Weird. I just tried it again; it's still working fine for me. What keyboard shortcuts are you using in Coversutra? I'm using cmd+5 (or cmd+4, etc). I've left the fields for "increase My Rating" and "decrease My Rating" blank though. Another thing, I'm using iTunes 9.0.2 instead of the current 9.0.3 version. Maybe that has something to do with it?
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Feb 26 2010
2.2.2
0.0
Feb 26 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Sophie is an awesome and talented developer and Coversutra is one of my very favorite apps, but I just wish she would cede to popular demand and offer users the option to display album art without that annoyingly reflective cd cover. A simple small square which displays the album art without any embellishments would be most welcome.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Feb 25 2010
2.2.2
0.0
Feb 25 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Setting a track rating via keyboard shortcut is no longer working for me. Anyone else seeing this?
No-One
No-One
Dec 29 2009
2.2.1
0.0
Dec 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
Sorry, but TunesArt is way better.
Suf
Suf
Oct 20 2009
2.2.1
0.0
Oct 20 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
Fantastic app. The single problem I have is that Growl notifications only appear if you manually click on a track in iTunes or when iTunes automatically changes. If you use the Apple keyboard media keys to skip a song, Growl notifications do not appear on a track change. When this is fixed, it would be a solid piece of software. The memory leaks look to have been cleared up and it's 64 bit. Great interface and invisible until needed, as any good app should be.
Khannibal
Khannibal
Oct 3 2009
2.2.1b1
0.0
Oct 3 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1b1
On Snow Leopard, with the 2.2, it often crashed... Now with the 2.2.1ß, it does not even launch... (10.6.1, Macbook Pro Late 2009)
Superman-S
Superman-S
Sep 23 2009
2.2
0.0
Sep 23 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2
hello, the pockets do not change correctly in the preferences
Wuddel
Wuddel
Sep 10 2009
2.2Beta5
3.0
Sep 10 2009
3.0
Version: 2.2Beta5
I just can't find the perfect iTunes companion. Please ad lyrics fetching (like in Gimme some Tune) and iPod Scrobbling like in the original Last.fm player. Considering these are Freeware ......
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Sep 8 2009
2.2Beta5
0.0
Sep 8 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2Beta5
I have a lot of playlists in iTunes. Please tell me that this version fixes the limitation of only showing about a third of my playlists. I really want to like CoverSutra, but I can't use it until this problem is fixed.
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Sep 5 2009
2.1.7v217
0.0
Sep 5 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.7v217
Sophie has posted a beta version for Snow Leopard on her blog. Here's the link: http://www.coversutra.com/get/2.2/ Or, navigate there yourself by hitting the MacUpdate link posted above, next to the word "Developer".
Shock-J
Shock-J
Aug 29 2009
2.1.7
0.0
Aug 29 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.7
Please tell me an update is coming ASAP. Just installed Snow Leopard and Cover Sutra has issues. The menu item does not show up at all so if that's how you use it, it's a no go. Desktop cover artwork and key commands still seem to work, but I can't access anything else cause I turned off the dock access. I'd rather not dump all my prefs. Update PLEASE, love this app!
Superman-S
Superman-S
Aug 23 2009
2.1.7
0.0
Aug 23 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.7
hello, More update, why: (?
Sunstars
Sunstars
Aug 8 2009
2.1.7
5.0
Aug 8 2009
5.0
Version: 2.1.7
iTunes controllers are like Twitter clients, there is a new one popping up each and every month. But still, no one beats the style, elegance and ease of use of CoverSutra.
Gary-L-Gray
Gary-L-Gray
Feb 5 2009
2.1.7
0.0
Feb 5 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.7
I've tried them all and CoverSutra is the best iTunes controller there is. I love it!
Nicaland
Nicaland
Jan 27 2009
2.1.7
0.0
Jan 27 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.7
I like that it integrates Lastfm, I'll try it
Mac-Devil
Mac-Devil
Jan 23 2009
2.1.6
0.0
Jan 23 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.6
Perfect... and today for free! :-) Thank you!!!
Tekl
Tekl
Sep 24 2008
2.1.5
3.0
Sep 24 2008
3.0
Version: 2.1.5
A great App, but it sometimes disappears (crashes) or is very laggy when the system is under stress. It also could lag the way that it blocks the computer for some time.
Wuddel
Wuddel
Sep 19 2008
2.1.5
3.0
Sep 19 2008
3.0
Version: 2.1.5
I really like CoverSutra, especially for its menu bar searching. But it is still lacking features. Like launching iTunes with it. I use(d) it manily because of its Last.fm-Support. But it only can scrobble titles. not "loving", no playlists and most notably no radio support! Also its kinda pricey for "just" being a remote to 1-1.5 free programms.
Jellybelly
Jellybelly
Aug 2 2008
2.1.4
0.0
Aug 2 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.4
CoverSutra is a simple app and it works well. However, I recently switched to CoverStream because of 1 preference: choice to Launch and Quit only when iTunes launches and quits. CoverSutra doesn't have this. You have to set it as a login item for it to work every time you open iTunes. But why leave an app you aren't using open? :(
Joshp
Joshp
Jul 10 2008
2.1.2
0.0
Jul 10 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
iTunes 7.7 broke it for me. the pulldown menu cannot start songs anymore.
Xpander
Xpander
Jun 13 2008
2.1.2
0.0
Jun 13 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
I can not get menubar searching to work for the life of me, cleared caches, toggled the library update preference, everything. It worked fine in previous releases.
Verycarla
Verycarla
May 22 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 22 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Why, when I pause or resume play does CoverSutra put up a bezel which says, "No Playlist Selected"? There most definitely IS a playlist selected, and the music starts or stops as expected.
Kohlmannj
Kohlmannj
May 17 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 17 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
@Leo Spill: To get the Heart icon back, type the following in Terminal and relaunch CoverSutra: defaults write com.sophiestication.CoverSutra gender 'female' For a shiny heart, check my mod out: http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16786118 For those lamenting the loss of Growl prefs and/or gawking at CoverSutra's RAM usage, check out the Advanced Preferences by holding Option down while displaying CoverSutra's menu from the search bar or menu icon, as shown below: http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/2483175479/ Disabling "Automatically reload library" may ease your CPU / RAM woes, I'm not quite sure myself as of yet.
Aiden-Yoo
Aiden-Yoo
May 12 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 12 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Not sure how others feel but I would really like the option to get the old notification back + larger album... and where can I download 2.0.1? Can't find it anywhere and I want to downgrade at least for now..
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
May 12 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 12 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Like the app, But please Ms.Developer, why fiddle with the good stuff ? Can we have the heart in the menu bar returned ( as an option in the preferences maybe ) ...and also can the album artwork ( That seems to have shrunk) be put back to it's original proportion. ( ...or again can there be an option to increase it in the preferences) It's far too small now. Thanks for listening Ms.Developer.
Larsen2k4
Larsen2k4
May 11 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 11 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
CoverSutra won't search anymore with the new version (2.1.1 and 2.1.2) ... sometimes it takes 30-60 seconds until the results pop up and the same time again to load the covers. Also it won't show up Growl notifications anymore (only sometimes) - I tried to delete all preferences and caches - but no luck. After installing 2.0.1 again, everything works fine again.
Jobby
Jobby
May 11 2008
2.1.2
0.0
May 11 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Version 2.1.2 was using over 500Mb (on a 2Gb machine!) less than 10 minutes after launch. That's not good at all - it makes it unusable! (I am running stuff as well as iTunes and CoverSutra :) The option to use Growl notifications seems to have vanished, too - please can we have this back? I don't want loads of apps that all use their own notifiers: I want everything to work with Growl…
Moep
Moep
May 11 2008
2.1.1
0.0
May 11 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I personally can't stand the way song-changes are shown in the new version. (right below the menu bar) So far I've found no way to restore the old behavior with the beautiful and unobtrusive bezel-notification in the middle of the screen so I've downgraded to 2.0.1 and don't plan to upgrade.
Minorbug
Minorbug
May 9 2008
2.1
0.0
May 9 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1
just updated to V2.1(210) wonderful service, great progamm! ... but ... I want the heart back in my mac menu!! :-(
Eric-B-
Eric-B-
May 5 2008
2.1b2
4.0
May 5 2008
4.0
Version: 2.1b2
CoverSutra is without any doubt the greatest of all iTunes controllers. Just two minor complaints: 1. The 'players controls' window disappears as soon as you switch to another window while I would like to see the 'players controls' window all the time. I hope CoverSutra's developress will be able to add this feature in a future version. 2. CoverSutra is a little bit pricy with more than 23 USD as of today. Unfortunately, CoverSutra's success destroys all hope for a cut in price.
Verycarla
Verycarla
Mar 1 2008
2.1b2
0.0
Mar 1 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1b2
Since moving to the newest beta, scrobbling has been hit-or-miss. Is this CoverSutra or is there a problem with Last.FM? I have Growl configured to tell me when scrobbling succeeds or fails, and it's giving me no notification when it fails.
Mrk
Mrk
Feb 15 2008
2.0.1
0.0
Feb 15 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Is there any way to set the position of the popup that appears when you change tracks?
Larsen2k4
Larsen2k4
Feb 4 2008
2.0.1
0.0
Feb 4 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
This app is just ... amazing! I love it!
Verycarla
Verycarla
Feb 4 2008
2.0
0.0
Feb 4 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
2.0 is very nice, but I'm stuck with Tiger at the moment. Where can we download 1.2?
Hendo
Hendo
Jan 14 2008
2.0
0.0
Jan 14 2008
0.0
Version: 2.0
Even though I use Play MiTunes (duh I made it :P ) this has got to be one of the most beautiful pieces of software around. Fantastic job sophie
fonsmeesters
fonsmeesters
Jan 13 2008
2.0
5.0
Jan 13 2008
5.0
Version: 2.0
This is by far the best iTunes-controller there is. The interface is the most beautiful one, it has perfect GROWL-support and the new search-function makes iTunes itself noting more then a music-server. I control my music with keyboard-shortcuts only, Coversutra gives more then enough options on that front.
Kukkis
Kukkis
Jan 9 2008
1.2
0.5
Jan 9 2008
0.5
Version: 1.2
THIS REVIEW IS FOR VERSION 2.0 (MacHeist bundle) CoverSutra blows away any other iTunes control etc. software. It works the way it should (2.0 only 10.5 compatible) and has very nice and instant search feature right from Finder menu bar with album art. The over all visual and functional quality is very high. Extremely good playlist integration and yes, its from Finder menu bar!
Macintosh-Sauce
Macintosh-Sauce
Dec 24 2007
1.2
0.0
Dec 24 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I would buy this application right now if it had the ability to play playlists like CoverStream does. This is by far the nicer app, but it needs this addition for me to buy it. I don't want to have to use iTunes at all if I can help it.
sevdestruct
sevdestruct
Dec 9 2007
1.2
4.0
Dec 9 2007
4.0
Version: 1.2
I've been using Synergy Advance for a good long time, and love the Growl integration, and the level of key customization and control, but due to the lack of updates on Wincent's end for Leopard, or in general, I've been looking for something new and so far CoverSutra has my bid. It definitely fits well into the leopard interface. The visual notifiers are great. Only comment for amissing feature I have so far is that it'd be nice to have a hotkey to show/hide the growl display. The current player control window serves this purpose, but a bit bulky when you just want to check what track is playing, etc.
Mark-anderson
Mark-anderson
Nov 19 2007
1.2b
5.0
Nov 19 2007
5.0
Version: 1.2b
Best iTunes controller available, and I've tried them all. Works great, looks great, and contrary to the whiners below about the cost, it's worth paying for great software.
Kedos
Kedos
Nov 18 2007
1.1.8
0.0
Nov 18 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.8
I choose to use Sizzling Keys instead of this for a couple of reasons: The ability to show\hide the album art with a shortcut key. The ability to rate a song 1-2-3-4-4 stars with one shortcut, instead of having to choose "rating up, up, up" I also like the added shortcut keys to sleep\lock the computer The fact that it's mostly free is also nice - but I'd gladly pay for CoverSutra if it integrated those features.
Hendo
Hendo
Sep 13 2007
1.1.7b
0.0
Sep 13 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.7b
ah, ok well I think I figured out how to do it anyway. Just took a while ;) Thanks anyway!
Hendo
Hendo
Sep 12 2007
1.1.7b
0.0
Sep 12 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.7b
To the Developer: I was just wondering if you could show me how to subclass NSLevelIndicator Rating style to customize the rating system the interface builder provides (because it really sucks)
Mjknight
Mjknight
Aug 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Aug 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Agreeing mostly with the previous reviewers, whilst being a great application, the overpricing is probably the worst I've seen to date! You can get a lot more for your money in the Mac Indie software world! Nevertheless, if display preferences for all parts of the software are introduced, along with further Last.fm integration (imagine something that would do Amua and iScrobbler's jobs without being as bloated as Last.fm's product), then one or two more might be convinced to part with the exorbitant cash.
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
Jul 4 2007
1.1.6
3.0
Jul 4 2007
3.0
Version: 1.1.6
This is a good software and one of the nicest looking iTunes controllers out there but before I'm willing to pay for it there are features/issues that I would like to see addressed, which is why it only gets a 3. --------------- Features --------------- • This software could really benefit from the adding of a hot-key to make CoverSutra or the ability to turn hiding on and off. A combination of these would also work and would probably be a better option. • There is currently no support for playlists so you can't keep it open as a stand-alone completely to iTunes, you still need to switch back to switch playlists and the like. --------------- Ease of Use --------------- You install it and... Well that's it. The layout of what features it does have is well done and obvious. The only draw-back is you can't specify it to launch when iTunes does and you have to click on the icon to make it show itself. --------------- Value --------------- Personally I think this program is too feature deprived to yet justify the price, but it does have the potential to be a great app and in fact worth paying for. --------------- Stability --------------- 100% stable. Never an issue with it running or crashing. The only slight flaw is that if you CMD+Tab to it the window remains hidden. Small flaw, probably easy to fix.
Dave-Wakeman
Dave-Wakeman
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I like this app, but it is ridiculously over-priced, considering GimmeSomeTune and others is free. Worth $6-8 at most. And @Last.fm log-in isn't working for me.
Neox
Neox
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
VJL: Thanks Much!
Umijin
Umijin
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Very slick looking app! If it finds the artwork automatically, it would be even better.
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Very nice interface and the window width can set to narrow (unlike iTunes) or stretchable across the horizontal size of the screen if desired. This allows for exact positioning (unlike iTunes in my 2 hours recordings. With the available hotkey functions it is much more userfriendly than any menubar iTunes control I tried.
Jesselperry
Jesselperry
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Will this give me a full registration number, or just something similar to MacHeist?
Jesselperry
Jesselperry
Jun 27 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 27 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Man, I would love to win this one!
Vjl
Vjl
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.5
Jun 26 2007
0.5
Version: 1.1.6
NEOX: CoverScout fetches covers for you, and this program displays them and controls iTunes. I am purchasing it for the last.fm integration. A great deal at 1/2 off too!!
Leo-Spill
Leo-Spill
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
. Why can't you pick a playlist or browse tracks from the player controls ? You should be able to display 'multiple' artist jewel cases on the desktop and enable a user defined playlist from that selection - It would have the feel of a real world scenario - Pick a few CDs and play them. Over-all a very poor application in the heavily contested field of iTunes remotes.
Neox
Neox
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
How does this compare to Cover Scout?
Jesselperry
Jesselperry
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Look great! I love this app as is.
Thomas-W
Thomas-W
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Very nice application at a reasonable price. Cool!
XanderPlooy
XanderPlooy
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Downloaded, tried it, buying it. :-) The perfect iTunes controller app, whether shown or not. Growl integration was exactly what I was after, and more stylish than the others (plus I had a strange thing with iMote where it would reopen iTunes straight after I had quit it). Sophie, you've outdone yourself!
Kaiyraa
Kaiyraa
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Coversutra is a great application, I've been running the trial version for a bit now, along with some other things and I think it is CoverSutra that I finally decided to throw my money down on. It looks great, runs great and is a true Mac App.
Tazpizzazz
Tazpizzazz
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
Geez, my bad, didn't even know there were third party options for music play and visual candy. oh well! This looks like a great add-on to my awareness!
Drdennis
Drdennis
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
One of the great things about Mac OS X is an application such as CoverSutra. Take an excellent media player, iTunes, and add visually sophisticated and functional amenities! Not available elsewhere! A great app!
Neox
Neox
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I must have missed this on MacHeist....
Jeff-boldt
Jeff-boldt
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I've tried a bunch, but the launchers (QuickSilver, LaunchBar, Butler, etc.) do the basics, which is enough for me.
Xpander
Xpander
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I love this app, from the cool Jewel Case, to the Last.fm integration, to the growl notifications, I can consolidate all the apps I use for this stuff into one. Primo.
Fariborz
Fariborz
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I bought this gorgeous application minutes after trying it for the first time. I'm also a registered user of Synergy but have decided to abbandon it in favor of CoverSutra which has a better interface and is more intuitive. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
Modops
Modops
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
I like my YouControl app, but this looks pretty decent.
Harkjohnny
Harkjohnny
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
a very nice app, well integrated with iTunes and has replaced Synergy for me. lacks just a few features but nothing I can't live without
Derek93
Derek93
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
not bad, hard to beat quicksilver though
Vvarp
Vvarp
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
sounds like a good chance to upgrade my MacHeist copy....
Bisley
Bisley
Jun 26 2007
1.1.6
0.0
Jun 26 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.6
im using this since macheist and looks great, only thing i miss is a minicontroller on status bar.
$4.99
2.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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