TunesArt
TunesArt
1.9.7
4.7
0.0
TunesArt free download for Mac

TunesArt for Mac1.9.7

05 December 2020

Display iTunes track info and cover art on your desktop.

What is TunesArt for Mac

TunesArt is a great companion for iTunes and Spotify:

  • Display album cover on your desktop (8 themes included)
  • Customizable notifications on track change
  • Last.fm / Twitter integration
  • Display embedded lyrics, in a window or on your desktop
  • Instantly search in your iTunes or Spotify library
  • Global keyboard shortcuts to control iTunes or Spotify
  • Tags manager (iTunes only)
  • Get information about an artist
  • Display track's name and ratings in menubar
  • Many more features to discover...

What's new in TunesArt

Version 1.9.7:
  • Artist info will default back to english if not found for user's language
  • Fixed unexpected opening of the Music app
  • Fixed lyrics window staying opened after music app was closed
  • Fixed flipped artworks in search window
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Jolly-joker
Jolly-joker
Feb 26 2011
1.2.1
5.0
Feb 26 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Great great application! If in future there will be 3 more shortcuts (like "search directly an artist", "track" and "album") it will be really perfect!
donikatz
donikatz
Jan 26 2011
1.2
4.5
Jan 26 2011
4.5
Version: 1.2
My favorite iTunes notifier app. Good hotkeys controls. Last.fm sync. Love how you can use Growl AND also hover over the menubar for built-in notifier pop-up. Only problem I have is occasionally (rarely) it can cause iTunes to stutter when loading a new track. Quitting & relaunching TunesArt resolves that. Haven't taken the time to troubleshoot further, so could just be me.
Burak
Burak
Nov 30 2010
1.2
0.0
Nov 30 2010
0.0
Version: 1.2
The only working lyrics fetcher, but it doesn't save lyrics to tracks automatically or manually. (Mac OS X 10.5.8 PPC, iTunes library on a WD network drive.)
Bobbster
Bobbster
Nov 4 2010
1.0.2
0.0
Nov 4 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
Awesome piece of software, with a lot a functions; really complete. I've tried almost everything out there, and imo this is the best. Thank you to the developer!
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
Oct 27 2010
1.0.2
4.0
Oct 27 2010
4.0
Version: 1.0.2
I agree with the previous review. This is a really cool little companion app for iTunes. I love the layout and interface. I've been using this for a couple of days and the only issue I've noticed so far is that the album cover fetch feature seems a little inconsistent. For example, I'm currently listening to an 11-track album; TunesArt fetched the album cover for the first seven songs and has been unable to do so for songs 8-11. Still, I'm enjoying this app. Good stuff.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Oct 25 2010
1.0.1
5.0
Oct 25 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Love this app. I think this is the best iTunes "companion" app, free or paid. Super easy to setup and use and not bloated with a ton of useless features. I hope this update addresses the scrobbling issues with Last.fm. It felt redundant to be running this and the Last.fm app at the same time (but this one wasn't scrobbling correctly before). Note to developer: You removed the "Lock Cover" feature (or should I say preference) in the latest update(s). Any reason why? I found the feature to be essential. It totally prevents me from accidentally moving the cover. I know the feature is still "active" as my cover was still locked after updating even though the preference was missing. After updating I needed to adjust the cover and had to resort to moving my old prefs file out and letting the app create a new prefs file to do it. After I was done, I did move the LockCover key back to the new prefs file though. :-) I think you should put this pref back into the app. Just my two cents. Keep up the awesome work!
shacklaw
shacklaw
Oct 24 2010
1.0
0.0
Oct 24 2010
0.0
Version: 1.0
Does this support iPod scrobbling? I'm still looking for an app to replace the ancient and awful Last.fm Scrobbler to handle iPod scrobbling (properly) in addition to iTunes scrobbling.
Riseofchaos
Riseofchaos
Oct 23 2010
1.0
5.0
Oct 23 2010
5.0
Version: 1.0
This is the most awesome iTunes Controller / Cover App ever. I love it. Just installed version 1.0. Awesome work. TunesArt now supports Themes, if there would be iPod Scrobbling, Like.fm integration and a Last.fm love button, it would be the perfect app. Nothing more to say. Oh maybe: how could this app be free? :)
Rumineo
Rumineo
Oct 9 2010
0.9.5
5.0
Oct 9 2010
5.0
Version: 0.9.5
Simple, elegant, well thought out. Just what I needed. Thanks bunches!!
Rabati
Rabati
Oct 5 2010
0.9.5
0.0
Oct 5 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9.5
Excellent, in my opinion the best application for Lyrics and Artworks RA
Halle-helmie
Halle-helmie
Jun 23 2010
0.9.5
0.0
Jun 23 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9.5
awh.... thanks bro... you're the best!!!!!
Halle-helmie
Halle-helmie
Jun 11 2010
0.9.5
0.0
Jun 11 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9.5
this application is the best... nevertheless... i made a few mistakes of my own.. HIDE MENUBAR AND DOCK ICON!!! and now i can't access anything from it!! Could anyone help me please... is there any solution to this.. (I know..i know... i'm an idiot)
Shock-J
Shock-J
Apr 7 2010
0.9.5
5.0
Apr 7 2010
5.0
Version: 0.9.5
Just logged into Last.fm (in web browser) and I seem to be missing quite a bit of recently played music. TunesArt doesn't seem to be scrobbling correctly... Or should I say it's scrobbling sporadically. I went to the Last.fm tab in preferences, disabled scrobbling and then re-enabled it and TunesArt couldn't seem to connect to Last.fm. Could the last iTunes update (9.1) have affected scrobbling? Will have to use the real Last.fm app for now until this gets resolved. Still a great app, especially for free!
Eggshell
Eggshell
Feb 10 2010
0.9.5
0.0
Feb 10 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9.5
pretty decent free soft , very pleased with the auto artwork and lyrics fetcher couple of suggestions: - better menu bar icon - more and better cover art choices ( check the ones made for bowtie )
Riseofchaos
Riseofchaos
Jan 22 2010
0.9.1
5.0
Jan 22 2010
5.0
Version: 0.9.1
Thanks for the german translation!
Soulslave
Soulslave
Jan 17 2010
0.9
0.0
Jan 17 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9
this app is awesome!! i just would love to see more skins
Pablito
Pablito
Jan 17 2010
0.9
5.0
Jan 17 2010
5.0
Version: 0.9
I like it. Works perfectly, smoothly, low memory, easy to use. It's perfect. And free!! voila!!!! thanks a lot.
rs9020
rs9020
Jan 16 2010
0.9
0.0
Jan 16 2010
0.0
Version: 0.9
Laurent! You sound like someone who has been out of tech world for decades! What copying are you talking about? The option to use keyboard shortcuts? The option to display lyrics? The option to display coverart? The option to download artwork/lyrics? The option to use a similar coding language to create apps? The option to have an icon in the Menubar? The option to rate tracks? The option to display rating stars on the Menubar? The option to even create an iTunes plugin!? The option to have a search field to find songs? The option to have a matte-black background for windows? If these are your reasons Laurent, then, Webjib (developer of this app), you are guilty my friend! You are guilty of putting together such commonly found application functions in a simple, yet useful and appealing interface, and that too for free! You are guilty of not abiding by Laurent's illogical, senseless and baseless banter! You are guilty of even putting up your app on MacUpdate (coz CoverSutra had done that before you)! Laurent, if you dislike this app or the developer's style, do not use it! If you want to criticize it, please do, but with some facts or valid arguments. But I guess your arguments are the ones I mentioned above!
Foyan
Foyan
Jan 12 2010
0.8.3
0.0
Jan 12 2010
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
Hey ! Great ! This application is now Universal Binary compiled. So TunesArt runs fine on PPC processors also !
Mikeymike28
Mikeymike28
Jan 5 2010
0.8.3
0.0
Jan 5 2010
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
I've been a huge advocate of Cover Stream simply because the Album Cover display options, particularly the one where the cover shows the reflection. The best part about this is that when one moves this display, it slants either left or right side depending on where the use chooses to place the album cover on the screen. The downside of Cover Stream is that it takes up so much cpu resources :( along with itunes. TunesArt solves that esthetic issue for me, but it lacks the slant-effect as described above. If TunesArt could implement this in the future, I am definitely sold :) Great program nonetheless.
Avetenebrae
Avetenebrae
Jan 4 2010
0.8.3
0.0
Jan 4 2010
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
Big rip off CoverSutra. Support the original developers instead of supporting copycats.
Hal2007
Hal2007
Jan 3 2010
0.8.3
0.0
Jan 3 2010
0.0
Version: 0.8.3
Has all the features I need! Perfect software. Seems better than CoverSutra right now. Thank you very much for making this free.
Webjib
Webjib
Dec 30 2009
0.8.2
0.0
Dec 30 2009
0.0
Version: 0.8.2
The cover art is staying on the desktop because you paused a song. When there's nothing to play, the cover art is not displayed on desktop. However, I plan to add a setting to hide the cover art after X seconds of pause. Stay tuned for new features.
Zephyris
Zephyris
Dec 27 2009
0.8.1
0.0
Dec 27 2009
0.0
Version: 0.8.1
Is there anyway to not show it when you aren't playing music for example you pause the music. I'd like coverart to only show when I am actively playing something from itunes not 24/7 on my desktop.
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
Dec 8 2009
0.8.1
5.0
Dec 8 2009
5.0
Version: 0.8.1
Excellent! And for free. :) Thanks for the contribution. I happen to think looks are as important as function, and this is one of those rare apps that have both. Nice app icon, nice menu bar icon, good looking notifications and "now playing" desktop art "thingie" (for lack of a better description). I particularly like how it shows the song title of the online radio stations i'm listening too. I've tried others that couldn't do that. It's also nice that i can configure it to behave pretty much exactly like i want it too. You can turn off the menu bar icon, notifications, cover art, bezel notifications and keyboard short cuts individually. So if you like it to be minimalistic, you can set it up to be minimalistic. I can search for music from a HUD display (pallet?), start/stop/forward/back on the "cover art" or menu bar icon, download lyrics, set rating etc etc. I don't know about you, but for me it's absolutely perfect. Don't change a thing! ;)
Vma
Vma
Dec 7 2009
0.8.1
0.0
Dec 7 2009
0.0
Version: 0.8.1
I love this tool! Thanks for writing this cool app and make it free! One problem I found during the few days of trying this: "Automatically Save Downloaded Lyrics in Current Track" option doesn't seem to work. The app did fetch the lyrics and found them (I had the lyrics window open). However, when I played the same same song next time, it would still try to fetch the lyrics again. I manually clicked on "Save into Track" didn't help. I selected "Get Info" from iTunes, and no content in the "Lyrics" tab. I am using iTunes 9.0.2, SL (10.6.2).
rs9020
rs9020
Dec 5 2009
0.8.1
0.0
Dec 5 2009
0.0
Version: 0.8.1
This is one of the best iTunes companion app out there. And it's free! But, Mousqueak app has lured me away from TunesArt for now. Some requests for the developer though. The cover art could be a bit bigger and clearer/sharper. Option to show lyrics window at desktop level. Option to see a small current track info window on mouse-over the TunesArt icon in menubar. Instead of having two icons (Mini-controller and TunesArt icon), why not just have the Mini-Controller (if activated)? Then, you can right-click to see TunesArt menu items (just like in ByteController). The notification window is too small. An option to have something big like that in Mousqueak would be awesome!
pintapass
pintapass
Nov 29 2009
0.8
5.0
Nov 29 2009
5.0
Version: 0.8
If only TunesArt offered reliable iPod scrobbling (á la ScrobblePod), the gaggle of iPod companion apps (e.g., CoverSutra, GimmeSomeTune, Last.fm Scrobbler, ScrobblePod) I ran up until tonight, which is when I discovered this fantastic little app, would be rendered entirely superfluous. This is shaping up to be the iTunes companion app to rule them all, a great mix of aesthetics and functionality. My fingers are crossed for my feature request.
Hal2007
Hal2007
Nov 18 2009
0.7.2
0.0
Nov 18 2009
0.0
Version: 0.7.2
This is just about perfect. I only wish it would offer shortcut keys for Volume Up/Volume Down. Other than that, as said, top notch. Can't be beat concerning the price (free!).
liang-case
liang-case
Nov 12 2009
0.7.1
0.0
Nov 12 2009
0.0
Version: 0.7.1
Hi, Ratting and its shortcut doesn't work for me on 10.6.2. TunesArt cannot actually change the rate of songs in iTunes 9.0.2. Any idea?
Riseofchaos
Riseofchaos
Nov 8 2009
0.7
5.0
Nov 8 2009
5.0
Version: 0.7
Finally Growl and better LastFM Support. Awesome! :)
Abelle
Abelle
Nov 1 2009
0.6
5.0
Nov 1 2009
5.0
Version: 0.6
Very nice work, thank you.
Michael-K
Michael-K
Oct 28 2009
0.5
5.0
Oct 28 2009
5.0
Version: 0.5
I've tried Coversutra and Bowtie; this free app beats them both. It's much more stable than Bowtie (with stable last.fm scrobbling), and it is developing more rapidly than both apps. It also is better than Coversutra (IMO) because it shows rating of the current track and allows you to change the rating from the desktop art. But for me, the killer feature is the fact that it does not stretch or crop coverart that is not square; both Coversutra and Bowtie never handled rectangular artwork properly and would stretch (Bowtie) or crop (Coversutra). It's a small thing, but if I didn't care about these small things I'd be using Windows. Recommended to any user of the above two apps and any iTunes user, really.
Pablito
Pablito
Oct 26 2009
0.5
5.0
Oct 26 2009
5.0
Version: 0.5
I'm in love with this app. The options are great and layout is terrific! It runs smooth. No bugs until now and small memory footprint. I'm using for a couple of days, no regrets at all. One thing that could be easier is the lyrics saving, could be automatic instead of Edit and Save every song. But it's a small detail. Great job! congrats! Thank you so much for providing for free! Fully recommend!
Soulslave
Soulslave
Oct 26 2009
0.5
0.0
Oct 26 2009
0.0
Version: 0.5
im a huge GimmeSomeTune fan...but ill give it a try so far, im missing the "fetch lyrics" and i would like a nicer menubar icon and theme display ill be checking ur following updates, so keep it up cz is getting there ;)
Voreball
Voreball
Oct 26 2009
0.5
0.0
Oct 26 2009
0.0
Version: 0.5
32.80 Mo RAM and 2.96 Go VRAM ? What a ravenous little buddy! (MacPro 2 x 3.2 4Core Intel Xeon - 10.5.8)
Legal-Eagle
Legal-Eagle
Oct 26 2009
0.5
0.0
Oct 26 2009
0.0
Version: 0.5
I would be most grateful if someone would explain to me how to get this application to work. I downloaded and installed it in my Application folder, but double-clicking on its icon does nothing whatsoever. It does not open, or do anything at all. In iTunes I do not see any evidence of its existence anywhere. I have some other art-finding applications which all work fine, so I am mystified as to why TunesArt does not. Particularly as others are giving it great reviews. I am running Mac OSX 10.5.8 on a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac G5. Thanks for any suggestions.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Oct 24 2009
0.4
5.0
Oct 24 2009
5.0
Version: 0.4
Excellent Does exactly what it claims to do!
Superman-S
Superman-S
Oct 24 2009
0.4
5.0
Oct 24 2009
5.0
Version: 0.4
The Best, Perfect
Weasel
Weasel
Oct 18 2009
0.3
0.0
Oct 18 2009
0.0
Version: 0.3
GimmeSomeTune does the same thing, it's universal & also free.
Foyan
Foyan
Oct 17 2009
0.3
0.0
Oct 17 2009
0.0
Version: 0.3
Seems to be a nice app, but Intel only alas. However Bowtie is Universal Binary and works fine on PPC comp. What about TunesArt ? Planned also ?
Hendo
Hendo
Oct 6 2009
0.2
0.0
Oct 6 2009
0.0
Version: 0.2
It's nice that it's free but what does this have that the equally free Bowtie doesn't?
$2.99Buy Now
4.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
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