X-Tunes
X-Tunes
2.0

5.0

X-Tunes free download for Mac

X-Tunes

2.0
18 June 2008

Unique utility to control iTunes.

Overview

Note: X-Tunes is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

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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Bertobox
20 February 2010

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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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Version 2.0
MacUpdate-Lon
25 August 2011
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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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
25 August 2011
Works a charm on 10.7.1... Yesssssss! What a developer. Thanks man.
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
13 September 2013
This gem just won't die... works great with OS X 10.8.5!
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Bertobox
20 February 2010
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?
Like (1)
Version 2.0
MacUpdate-Lon
18 June 2008
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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Version 2.0
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Euskir
Euskir
18 June 2008
Yes, one of the best iTunes controllers from all times...
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Version 2.0
Klktrk
19 September 2006
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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Version 1.2.6
3 answer(s)
Klktrk
Klktrk
19 September 2006
Ack! I forgot to HTML-proof the plist. Let's try this again. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>enabled</key> <true/> <key>fadeDelay</key> <real>1.0499999523162842</real> <key>keyCharacter</key> <string> </string> <key>keyCode</key> <integer>49</integer> <key>keyModifiers</key> <integer>768</integer> <key>opacity</key> <real>0.27112668752670288</real> <key>version</key> <integer>256</integer> </dict> </plist>
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Version 1.2.6
Klktrk
Klktrk
02 October 2006
Well, now it no longer works. I don't know how it ever did, but I was in heaven for a few weeks, and now I can't get x-tunes to work on my Intel Mac anymore. What a pity.
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Version 1.2.6
Klktrk
Klktrk
02 October 2006
Well, now it no longer works. I don't know how it ever did, but I was in heaven for a few weeks, and now I can't get x-tunes to work on my Intel Mac anymore. What a pity.
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Version 1.2.6
Xiebob
08 July 2006
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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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
24 May 2005
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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Version 1.2.6
MacUpdate-Lon
14 May 2005
This is my favorite iTunes utility, I hope it is updated to work with 10.4
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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
14 May 2005
love it, but doesn't seem to work with tiger, i couldn't install it.
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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
02 March 2005
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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Version 1.2.6
Anonymous
17 January 2005
Exactly what I wanted with no problems so far. All the features you need with no extra. Quick.
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Version 1.2.6
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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