TotalTunes Control
TotalTunes Control
2.5.9

3.8

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TotalTunes Control2.5.9

08 December 2009

iTunes controller.

Overview

Note: TotalTunes Control is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

TotalTunes Control gives you control of iTunes. You'll be able to control everything in iTunes, such as player controls, repeats mods, shuffle mod...

TotalTunes Control gives a lot of customizable shortcuts to control iTunes, search for a song, rate a song...

However, instead of other controllers, TotalTunes Control allows to quickly select a Playlist/Movie/TV Show. It means that you won't need to enlarge iTunes to select a new playlist.

iTunes is too large... close its window and open TotalTunes Control, it makes your life easier than ever.

What's new in TotalTunes Control

Version 2.5.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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71 Reviews of TotalTunes Control

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Jan13
02 November 2008
Version: 2.5.2

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I did spend 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ... This application is crushing and crashing ... !!! I did waste 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...
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No-One
14 August 2010
Version: 2.5.9
Anyone know where I can find the wallpaper?
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Markus-Schaller
09 December 2009
Version: 2.5.9
The developer writes the follwoing on his homepage: "I couldn't trash the TotalTunes Control project... that's why I've decided to make TotalTunes Control 3.0, and it will be a free update for old users!"
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Chetiboy
08 December 2009
Version: 2.5.9
Now that it's no longer supported by the developer, this was the worst purchase I ever did.
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Twilightscapes
08 December 2009
Version: 2.5.9
Very glad to see that you've decided to reverse your decision to kill this app and are moving forward on version 3! I can't wait. I've flipped back and forth between this and CoverSutra which is also very nice, but I just really like the execution of your version. I was very sad to see the original announcement of it's death.
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Teslanaut
18 October 2009
Version: 2.5.8
Everyone, please move on to their/his new app: http://ecouteapp.com/
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Walruscp
25 June 2009
Version: 2.5.5
This is abandonware. The developer's own site states: "Warning! TotalTunes Control is no longer developed. Please think twice before buying it!" Stay away. I know for a fact that the lyrics importing feature no longer works with iTunes 8.2.
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dajonel
26 March 2009
Version: 2.5.5
Does not fully support iTunes 8. Also, the developer's website is as good as dead.
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Jan13
02 November 2008
Version: 2.5.2
Developer was very helpful with the issue, and then and refunded me, with out question. Nice Guy !
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Jan13
02 November 2008
Version: 2.5.2
I did spend 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ... This application is crushing and crashing ... !!! I did waste 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...
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Fouf
20 August 2008
Version: 2.4.7
Great soft, easy to use, awesome, light (you don't need to care about it), well designed ... A (very) little thing : it would be great to have a better lyrics search.
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Jimwick
11 July 2008
Version: 2.4.5
There is a "new" version almost every 24 hours. I'm tired of being part of the debugging panel. The developer needs to get a complete and stable app BEFORE putting it out to users.
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Serge
29 June 2008
Version: 2.3.8.2
Trois mises à jour en 48 heures. Prends un peu de repos Louka. Aujourd'hui c'est le jour du Seigneur ;-) Et merci pour le rabais, la semaine dernière ! :-)
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Ender21
09 June 2008
Version: 2.3.2
Nice app. What about ability to pick a CD images on the web and send it directly to iTunes, and as well for lyrics?
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Mrk
06 June 2008
Version: 2.3
> New notifications : with controls and HUD background. Is there a way to turn this off? I find it really distracting compared to ho wit was previously.
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Walruscp
03 June 2008
Version: 2.2.93
This application looks like it would be terrific: lots of features, decent price, and a nice interface that has some customizability. Problem is, it keeps hanging on me. I think it's due to the fact my iTunes library and music files are hosted on an Air Disk I access via airport, because when I use it for a local music library it works fine. I have emailed the developer several times, and he has offered some minor suggestions to fix the problem with no success. If he can fix this issue in coming versions, this application gets another star. Until then, this is simply an unusable application for me and others who access their iTunes libraries wirelessly.
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Sixbillships
01 June 2008
Version: 2.2.8
v3 Suggestion For a new feature suggestion for version 3, how about being able to directly select a song from a playlist from the Controller window or from the Menu controls. I don't see a way to do that now, but would like to.
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Pmcarrion
01 June 2008
Version: 2.2.8
Controller window is too big. Menu items controllers are too big and too spaced. No hot-keys... I bought this program as a Synergy replacement... lags some features when compared to Synergy.
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Mrk
14 May 2008
Version: 2.2.7
CPU usage issues appear to be completely resolved with the current version. Nice work.
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Larrys02
10 May 2008
Version: 2.2.6
Have OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Just updated my existing TTC to TTC 2.2.6, and the software hangs on opening the program. The controller opens up blank. No response, nothing. Tried to reboot, still the same problem. iTunes opens up fine, but the controller does not. Help!
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Mrk
09 May 2008
Version: 2.2.6
Consistently uses 5% CPU even when nothing is playing in iTunes.
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Ishadow1
07 May 2008
Version: 2.2.6
Very good software, and the developper is updating his soft all the time.
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Djefis
05 May 2008
Version: 2.2.4
I do not understand why this software has become shreware. There are softwares much more necessary that they are donationware. It was likeable before now has become useless. It is not necessary to list all the jewels of ours developers. . . . . Only an example : http://www.macdentro.com/MacDentro/Home.html
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Teslanaut
04 May 2008
Version: 2.2.3
Custom Covers, YES! Keep up the good work. As for the people below. COME ON. You are angry over $8? Why aren't you angry at CoverSutra's $22 price tag? TotalTunes Control is Awesome.
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Aggo
03 May 2008
Version: 2.2.3
I'm pretty disappointed as well that this went shareware without warning, even though it's not that much. I kept the last free version (2.1.1) and disabled the update check in the preference so I'll just stick with that.
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Ituner
03 May 2008
Version: 2.2.3
TotalTunes Control is a clone of CoverSutra. It was free for a long time, just recently and without any notification to the user, TotalTunes Control was changed from freeware to payware through an automatic upgrade of the software. Users of TotalTunes Control have therefore to fear the worst from this application and I cannot recommend its further use. Go for CoverSutra, the original, which is being developed by a trustworthy and female (!) German developer. CoverSutra is slightly more expensive than its clone, i.e. TotalTunes Control, however, you will get a fancier user interface, extended functionality and can enjoy confidence in the developer.
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Ituner
03 May 2008
Version: 2.2.3
It came as an unpleasant surprise to me when TotalTunes Control changed from freeware to payware without any further notice, TotalTunes Control was simply made payware by the automatic upgrade function. I have therefore no more confidence in the developer of TotalTunes Control. What is coming next? A rise to 15 USD? The deactivation of the software? A spyware functionality in the software? It should have be more skeptical from the beginning. It was always apparent that TotalTunes Control was a clone of CoverSutra, however, I did not care as long as TotalTunes Control was free. Looking back, that was a mistake. Louka Desroziers, please show at least some character by providing the last free version for download again!
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Hal0thane
03 May 2008
Version: 2.2.3
Wow, talk about "Ask and you shall receive!" On 1 May, I mentioned that I'd like to see more cover art included, and it's already done now with version 2.2.3, along with a slew of other enhancements. I'm very happy to pay my $8 for what TotalTunes Control offers. As a long-time user, I couldn't be happier with its development progress and timely updates, the functionality it provides, and the overall invested in it long before it went shareware. It's an essential tool on my Mac.
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Hal0thane
02 May 2008
Version: 2.2
I think that $8 USD is a reasonable price to ask for what TTC accomplishes. Obviously its users like it or they (we) wouldn't use it, right? Allowing the developer to profit from his work should not be seen as such a heinous thing but as a way to satisfy both users and the developer, provided the price is reasonable and development doesn't dry up. Having said that, I've been neglectful myself in donating to the developer of TTC (which I think is an outstanding app); the choice to move to a shareware model, however, has reminded me that I actually should have paid for using this software long ago, so pay for it I will. My only hopes are that we see more cover styles and new features as a result of the move to shareware, not fewer and less frequent releases.
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Eaglelouk
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
I gave enought free licences right now. I can't be sure that someone who contact me about free licence is really an old user of TotalTunes Control. I closed my eyes on some mails... but now it's finished. Right now, I'm only giving free licence for users who previously donate for TotalTunes Control. If you have not donate and you're an old user, you'll have to pay. I know it's a little bit annoying, but I realized that TotalTunes Control has grown and has a lot of work behind it. And... 8$ is not so expensive...
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Teslanaut
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
First of all, I would like to say Thank You so much to the Developer :) As for the, "Moving to Shareware", I could see why. I mean, look at it, ain't it a beauty? It sort of competes with CoverSutra which is, I think, 10 Dollars? Give the man some credit. He's put a lot of work into a great App. Great Job. Keep it up! Some things though: -I would like to see more Cover Skins -Integration into more Social websites like Facebook/Twitter. -Plugins would be nice Other then that, I LOVE it.
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alessandro-cocco
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
Shareware? Why?
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Royboy
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
Shareware? No thanks. If I want to pay for an iTunes controller, I'd go Coversutra. It looks/works much better, and as a mac user, aesthetics mean something to me.
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brightonem
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
It was offering so much for a free software but now it is not offering enough for a shareware. I think I will stick to 2.1.1.
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Teslanaut
01 May 2008
Version: 2.2
What made you decide to move to Shareware? Looks like I'm stickin to 2.1.1.
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Merlik
27 April 2008
Version: 2.0.8
It looks pretty cool, but it seems a bit too much like CoverSutra to me. I can appreciate taking good design and applying it to your program, but blatant copying might be going a bit too far.
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Garlicbreath
23 April 2008
Version: 2.0.8
Tried this newest version on my Intel iMac Core 2 Duo running 10.4.11. Thought it was working fine. After an hour or so, I noticed a high percentage of CPU usage (I have iStat menus running). TotalTunes was using 100% while in the background. Am I the only one with this problem?
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Garlicbreath
06 March 2008
Version: 2.0.4
This is the first time I've tried this program. I like it, except there seems to be a problem. CPU usage has grown from around 25% and now is close to 60%. iMac core 2 duo 10.4.11
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Hal0thane
19 February 2008
Version: 2.0.2
I used SizzlingKeys4iTunes for the longest time. When TotalTunes Control became available, I thought it was "just another iTunes controller" like all the others, but eventually something about it -- the look of the control window -- made me realize, "Hey, I actually _can_ accomplish everything from here and still have it run transparently in the background." So I installed TotalTunes Control, set the trigger keys to be the same that I had gotten accustomed to with SizzlingKeys (keys that I had customized, incidentally -- both apps allow the user to choose the trigger keys) and haven't looked back. Now I don't have to go into System Preferences to change the settings like I did with SizzlingKeys (which was a Prefpane), and I even get Last.fm support for free -- bye bye, iScrobbler. I couldn't ask for a better iTunes controller than TTC. The developer seems to be very active in updating the app with new features and bug fixes, as well as listening to user feedback. That goes a long way toward loyalty -- and even if it's a free app, loyalty still means something.
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Mgmu
19 February 2008
Version: 2.0
Love TotalTunes Control. It's the most elegant iTunes controller out there IMHO. One small bug in v.2.0: I can't disable notifications. TT C rechecks the checkbox every time it starts up.
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MAchintrucbidule459
04 February 2008
Version: 2.0b21
Is it normal it takes 4% processor when not used ? Compared to coversutra wich is often near 0%. By the way this is an excellent freeware. Congrats.
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Doug-S-
13 January 2008
Version: 2.0b21
there is a bug that's related to secondary displays in Leopard (might be Tiger as well, I can't test that) where if you have TotalTunes Controller on the secondary display when you disconnect the controller window might be partially off the screen. When this happens, and the top-bar is obscure, it becomes impossible to drag the player fully into view. The only solution I've found for this, when it happens, is to either plug the monitor back in, which isn't always possible, or to close the program, delete it's preferences, and start it up again.
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Macmania
12 January 2008
Version: 2.0b19
Great work! Suggestion: When in the mini mode, only show controls, and title bar on mouse over for a cleaner, minimalist view. That way only the actual CD with art is shown. Cheers!
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dajonel
12 January 2008
Version: 2.0b19
Version 2.0b19 crashes on 10.4.11.
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Twilightscapes
07 January 2008
Version: 2.0b17
One word: Awesome Thank you very much - your app makes me very happy.
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Twilightscapes
04 January 2008
Version: 2.0b16
I've posted a small review of this application on my site, comparing it between the three apps that I've used to control iTunes: Synergy, CoverSutra and TotalTunes. http://toddlambert.com/edition14/totaltunes/ Keep up the great work - looking forward to LastFM integration!
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Twilightscapes
03 January 2008
Version: 2.0b16
Stars seem to work great now - thanks for fixing that. Everything in beta 16 seems to be working nicely for me on 10.5.1 I cannot wait for last.fm integration! The icon is just there teasing me!!! LOL
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dajonel
02 January 2008
Version: 2.0b15
A few issues): 1) The menu bar icon isn't clickable (since 2.0b15) 2) Clicking the "Favorites" preference pane crashes the program (since 2.0b13 or so) 3) The "Skins" preference pane is empty (since added) 4) The "Favorites" preference pane was empty (since added--now it crashes) 5) There may be more that I haven't discovered yet I have Mac OS X 10.4.11
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Doug-S-
02 January 2008
Version: 2.0b15
This is the best out of all the mini itunes controllers I've used, if only because it's free and provides 90% of the features the paid versions offer. Features (4): It offers a lot of great features, the only ones I've seen others offer that this doesn't seems to be cover flow and Last.FM support both of which don't matter to me. Ease of Use (4): It's easy to set up and has a lot of options that make easy to use to the point of where you don't have to do anything. Some things aren't always clear right away, but with a little bit of playing they become so. Value (5): It's free. Stability (5): I've not used it a whole lot yet, but so far it seems to be 100% stable for me on my MacBook Pro with Leopard. Pros: Easy to use and customise with great compatibility with OS X combined with the fact that it's free. You really can't ask for much more. Cons: Though there seems to be an option for it, there aren't actually other styles for the album art. Also, though it does have a clean style, things can feel a bit cluttered as there's not much space between the icons and controls so you get no real sense of grouping.
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Legal-Eagle
02 January 2008
Version: 2.0b14
I have just upgraded to version 2.0b14 and now my TotalTunes Controller refuses to play any of my Playlists. I have used the "Reload Playlists" option, and tried to play my Playlists both via the Menu Bar and by choosing the relvant option within the Controller itself, but to no avail. It simply plays from "Music" at all times and refuses to open or play the Playlists. Could you look into this ? Otherwise, the application is working very well indeed !!
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Macmania
01 January 2008
Version: 2.0b13
This application does a terrific job of providing the missing iTunes "mini cover" view. It is similar to Coversutra, but at infinitely greater value! I'm still trying to figure out how MAC OS X with its millions of lines of complex code, and weighs in at several gigabytes can sell for $120, and little utilities like Coversutra cost more than $20! The developer of TotalTunes is working hard at features, and polish. If he turns it into either donationware, or reasonably priced shareware, I will support him. Suggestions: 1. In the mini view, have a method to hide extraneous info, and frame, leaving only the CD. 2. Lower contrast between gray and black of the CD light effect Cheers!
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Twilightscapes
01 January 2008
Version: 2.0b13
Nice work. Favorites is going to be cool. One suggestion, is to make the "hit area" larger for the stars. I sometimes have to make click twice to get a star to register - I think it's because the hit area is only on the star graphic itself..? Keep up the great work. (ps) you should set up a blog or some other form of correspondence for posting suggestions and feedback, rather than the comments here - it would be easier to follow.
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Twilightscapes
31 December 2007
Version: 2.0b11
Ok, back again, after the earlier snafus. I must say, you're working your butt off, because it is coming along quite nicely. It is just about there for me to use as a replacement of CoverSutra - the only feature missing is to scrobble to last.fm If you could set up a login for last.fm in the prefs to scrobble played tracks to my last.fm account - man, fantastic! Keep up the good work!
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S-P-L-A-T-!
31 December 2007
Version: 2.0b11
many CLAPS to developer dude!! your little "BABY" grows a lot in a couple of days... THANX
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Legal-Eagle
31 December 2007
Version: 2.0b10
Version 2.0b10 IS, indeed and at last, excellent !!!
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Aggo
31 December 2007
Version: 2.0b10
Well, at least he's working on it. Geez there's been several updates in the last couple of days so I for one apperciate the efforts. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Keep up the good work...and please don't go shareware on us. :)
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Akrobat
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b8
".....When you are listening to your music all day long, and when you want to change the current playlist.. what do you do ? You have to enlarge iTunes window, and then select your playlist and click on the play button." Yes! Yes! That's soooo much work! Enlarging that iTunes window is such a pain. I love TotalTunes. It saves me 2 Whole Mouse Clicks!!!
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dajonel
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b7
This latest version of TotalTunes Control includes a few new problems: 1. The icon is now in the dock, and cannot be removed, although the preferences make it seem that it could be. 2. It's menu bar is now visible. It's not quite so much a good iTunes controller that stays out of your way when you want it to. As I recall, it didn't previously paste its menu bar up there when you click on the window. I liked it how it was in the background in previous versions. I love its extremely frequent updates (like 3 today), but this one seems different in a not-so-good way. 2.0b8 would be appreciated...
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Larrys02
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b7
Alright, I have downloaded and tried Version 2.0b7, and there now appears to be this problem: when iTunes opens, the TotalTunes panel disappears and I cannot make it reappear. I can quit the app fine now, and it does appear in the Dock as described, but something else is wrong (and yes, I quit the program without closing the window first this time, and I am using the default shortcut for toggling the window). It may help for you to know that I am using an iMac with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Would that make a difference?
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Larrys02
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b7
Thanks for your reply. For someone who is trying out your software, you assume too much knowledge on the part of the user. It is an odd thing to quit an application from a "Preferences panel." Why you choose this path, which is a path of greater resistance for the user, is unclear. Nevertheless, I will try your remedy when I do this again.
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Macsterdam
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b7
Sorry to read about the previous commenters' problems. I have had no such issues and can only say I really love the software. It runs great, have had my questions answered by the developer very quickly and am very pleased with the software. There's room for improvement, but even with the current features I think it's really good.
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Larrys02
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b6
One final note: restarting your machine will solve the problem of trashing the app, if that is what you wish to do. But it seems to me that the bug is that you should be able to close the panel/window without any problems when you are through, instead of having to leave it up all the time. This is a bug I suggest the software maker should fix. Thanks, though, for this development. I've wanted an app like this for some time now.
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Larrys02
30 December 2007
Version: 2.0b6
An additional note: I tried restarting my computer to see if that would help solve the problem of not being able to reopen the app. I could reopen it after restarting, but when iTunes opens, the panel disappears and I can't get it to show back up (the being unable to trash the app problem still occurs).
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Larrys02
29 December 2007
Version: 2.0b6
An excellent app. Seems to work better for me than Front Row, because I can roam my playlists and do work at the same time, which is not something I can do with Front Row.
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MacUpdaterater
27 December 2007
Version: 2.0b1
Beautiful and wellllll done. This is easily the best iTunes controller app I've used yet. The floating app and keyboard shortcuts are perfect, this baby drives like a Porsche Cayman S on a newly paved road.
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dajonel
27 December 2007
Version: 2.0b1
This program is amazing! I downloaded it thinking that it "might be another loser iTunes controller", but after two songs I was totally hooked. The developer has done an awesome job. No freeware or shareware program that I've used comes close (and I've used quite a few). There may be stability issues (like the previous user said), but I haven't discovered them yet on 10.4.11. I can't believe how well it works! If I need say more, it is also loaded with features...
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Twilightscapes
27 December 2007
Version: 2.0b1
Seems pretty cool - however, it needs a few things before it will replace CoverSutra which I use instead. 1) It is buggy (I know it's a beta) it seems unresponsive and slow. I clicked for the control window with ctr-apple-s, and the window came up.. I then tried to control the song, rate it, etc.. and the controller window stopped working. There was no way to quit the application either. I ended up having to kill the process through the terminal. So much for TotalTunes Controln - heh. 2) It needs to be able to interface with LastFM to scrobble my recent played items. It's a good start, and I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.
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Doug-S-
01 July 2007
Version: 1.1.1
Can someone tell me how to change the access key? I use F2 for expose and I use it in Flash.
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Mark-Everitt
27 June 2007
Version: 1.0.7
I really like this. It doesn't get in my way! The only thing is that I'm a little old fashioned, and I play entire albums at at time so in iTunes I navigate through the library. Would it be possible to add in a library tree in the drop down menu? Thanks for this excellent software!
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Avetenebrae
27 June 2007
Version: 1.0.7
Why do you have an Apple Remote in your icon ?
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Yil2201
26 June 2007
Version: 1.0.5
TTC does what it does really well in a beautiful user interface and is updated frenquently. It does the same job than shareware at 20$ ! The developer is really ready to listen for new features and to implent them quickly in it. Maybe a suggestion : as iTunes now works with videos, maybe TTC could be able to read them by replacing the cover with a preview !
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globetrotterdk
25 June 2007
Version: 1.0
TotalTunes Control looks good, works well, does what it is advertised to do and it is free of charge. What are you waiting for? It will be interesting to see how the app matures. Request: It would be nice with some Last.fm integration for the future.
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$8.00

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  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
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