The standard iTunes Mini Player offers basic playback controls in a small window which is handy for computer users who do not have the screen estate to display the iTunes window all the time. It obviously does not offer all the features on the other hand that iTunes offers. Enter iTuner, an advanced third party alternative to iTunes’ Mini Player.
The program is available for the Microsoft Windows operating system and requires iTunes to be running in the background to function at all.
It will automatically pick up the songs that are played in iTunes offering additional controls in its interface. These controls include rating songs, toggling shuffle and displaying lyrics that are pulled from the Internet.
Those features alone would probably convince only a few computer users to give the application a try. But what about global keyboard shortcuts, automated library maintenance and optimization, synchronization of playlists with USB mp3 players, playlist export, conversion of iTunes tracks into other supported music formats, copying of tracks to other locations, import of media files into the iTunes library or notification popups that show information about the track that has just been loaded?
The iTuner application offers many interesting features that are either not provided by iTunes natively or only accessible through several clicks in the iTunes software.
The program uses on the downside lots of computer resources while running (120 Megabytes on our Windows 7 test system). Windows users who want to test the program can download it from its Codeplex website.
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