X-Tunes
X-Tunes
2.0

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X-Tunes free download for Mac

X-Tunes2.0

18 June 2008

Unique utility to control iTunes.

Overview

Note: X-Tunes is no longer under development.

X-Tunes is a free, fast and uninstrusive utility to control iTunes™ playback without bringing the iTunes™ window to the foreground. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later

X-Tunes does not display a window permanently on screen, but only while you press a given key combination (Ctrl+Space by default). This window appears in front of all applications so you can click on its buttons while remaining in the current application.

As soon as you release the key combination, the window disappears smoothly.

What's new in X-Tunes

Version 2.0:
  • Rewritten as a universal binary for Mac OS X Tiger & Leopard

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23 Reviews of X-Tunes

Bertobox
20 February 2010
Version: 2.0

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One of the first utilities I install on any Mac. A must have for me. There is one small caveat I had when upgrading to Snow Leopard. Whenever I invoke X-Tunes without iTunes being previously launched, X-Tunes now pops up its interface and keeps it on the screen even after iTunes has launched and even though I let go of the keys immediately after I invoked them, and only hides the interface until I invoke the command for it again. Are any other users receiving a similar situation?
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MacUpdate-Lon
25 August 2011
Version: 2.0
Haven't tried it on OS X 10.7 or later, yet. But it is the best, period. Works flawlessly on my older MBP running OS X 10.6.8. I'll install it on my new MBP (OS X 10.7.1) and see what happens. I'll report back.
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Bertobox
20 February 2010
Version: 2.0
One of the first utilities I install on any Mac. A must have for me. There is one small caveat I had when upgrading to Snow Leopard. Whenever I invoke X-Tunes without iTunes being previously launched, X-Tunes now pops up its interface and keeps it on the screen even after iTunes has launched and even though I let go of the keys immediately after I invoked them, and only hides the interface until I invoke the command for it again. Are any other users receiving a similar situation?
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MacUpdate-Lon
18 June 2008
Version: 2.0
Wow, I thought this was dead dead dead for sure. Thanks to the dev for reviving it, it was my fave... time to check it out again.
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Klktrk
19 September 2006
Version: 1.2.6
Actually, it appears the x-tunes daemon DOES load and run on an Intel Mac. However, the preference pane cannot be loaded. So if you want to install x-tunes on an Intel Mac, just drop the preference pane into your ~/Library/PreferencePanes folder, then if you don't already have a preference file set up that you can copy, copy the below to a text editor and save it to: ~/Library/Preferences/X-Tunes Preferences.plist You'll have to live with my preferences, I suppose, but it's better than nothing. Here's the text of the preference list: enabled fadeDelay 1.0499999523162842 keyCharacter keyCode 49 keyModifiers 768 opacity 0.27112668752670288 version 256
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Xiebob
08 July 2006
Version: 1.2.6
I always install this app on all of my computers. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work with my new Intel Mac.
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Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 1.2.6
The best iTunes remote i've ever found - lightweight, simple and works from the keyboard without disturbing your workflow. Perfect for those like me who listen to music when they work. Also, to my Joy, it DOES work with Tiger, at least on my machine in 10.4.1 . This is on the very short list of apps i install straight after putting a new system on a machine, in fact I'm so used to it that i try and use the key-combo to stop/play on other people's machines.
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MacUpdate-Lon
14 May 2005
Version: 1.2.6
This is my favorite iTunes utility, I hope it is updated to work with 10.4
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4.5
Anonymous
14 May 2005
Version: 1.2.6
love it, but doesn't seem to work with tiger, i couldn't install it.
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 1.2.6
All the apps I was trying for a long time, noone was so good like this one, free and great app. Works still and always will do, I love it.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 January 2005
Version: 1.2.6
Exactly what I wanted with no problems so far. All the features you need with no extra. Quick.
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4.75
Anonymous
28 October 2004
Version: 1.2.6
I've been using X-Tunes for quite some time, and I just updated to 1.2.6. Since I've updated, though, I can't drag the window around. Overall, this is the best remote for iTunes that I've found -- unintrusive, simple, effective. Great Stuff =] -mark
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4.5
leo prieto
04 September 2004
Version: 1.2.6
"This is a great utility, but when the floating window is active, the trackpad on my Powerbook G3 stops working. Os this maube a bug in the software?" This is your fault. You have your Keyboard set to "ignore Trackpad while typing". X-Tunes is a Hotkey (thus, "typing"). Both are incompatible. You have to turn that off. Yes, Album Artwork would be great.
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Brandon
26 July 2004
Version: 1.2.6
This is a great utility, but when the floating window is active, the trackpad on my Powerbook G3 stops working. Os this maube a bug in the software? Also, would be nice if the album artwork could be displayed in the floating window.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 1.2.6
The best controller I found. 1 wish: fonts and background colors should be customizable.
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4.75
Anonymous
10 June 2004
Version: 1.2.6
After much exploration of possibilities, my final choice: X-Tunes. Fantastic program.
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Anonymous
07 February 2004
Version: 1.2.6
Man! This IS cool... Works just perfectly. Thanks to the developer!
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4.75
Anonymous
09 January 2004
Version: 1.2
Perfect application! I love it!
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Anonymous
14 September 2003
Version: 1.2
i have one suggestion for the developer. There needs to be an option for a delay before the controller even starts to fade away. And then if you press a button the delay fades away, so you don't have to keep holding the button while you are controlling the thing. Umm, i'm not sure what the developers e-mail is.
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Anonymous
14 September 2003
Version: 1.2
AWSOME. The best of its kind.
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vooboodubarub
19 July 2003
Version: 1.2
EXCELLENT app. I suggest you all to see for yourself
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4.25
Anonymous
20 June 2003
Version: 1.2
Sometimes takes a while to come up. Would be nice to have the play icon change to paused when pause is pressed. Yez, and a scrub bar would be super! Works great though and looks cool.
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Anonymous
20 January 2003
Version: 1.2
This is an amazing little way of controlling iTunes. The translucent popup window (much like the volume indicator) is very cool looking, and it's not only good-looking but effective. Adds one more little feature that will make your mac that much better
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Anonymous
13 January 2003
Version: 1.2
This is a wonderful way to control iTunes quickly without bringing it to the front. Big wow factor from non-Mac users when they see this elegant solution. Excellent visual integration with OS X (looks like the eject image)
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