iMote 2.2.1 reviewDownload
iMote is an an amazingly useful tool for controlling basic iTunes functions (like pausing/paying the current track, skipping to the next or previous track, etc.
iMote is an an amazingly useful tool for controlling basic iTunes functions (like pausing/paying the current track, skipping to the next or previous track, etc.) from any other application. Say you're surfing the web with Safari (or doing anything else in any other application - except most games) and you want iTunes to skip to the next track; conventonally you would either have to right-click the iTunes dock menu and choose "Next Track," or, click the iTunes icon in the dock to open the iTunes window, and then click next-track control.
If you're using iMote, however, you have two more options.
First, iMote gives you the option of adding a system .menu item to your menu bar. You can use the menu to perform an assortment of basic actions, setting the current track's rating, change the current playist, and adjust the Shuffle and Repeat settings for the current playlist. The second option iMote gives you over just iTunes, and the option that is intended to be use most often, is its hot keys. For example: If you want to set the currently playing track's rating to 4 stars, just hold the "Apple" + "Option" modifier keys, and tap the "4" number key. This is an extremely quick and easy way to interact with iTunes - you don't even need to touch the mouse. You can also set custom hot keys using iMote's Preferences window.
iMote also includes a floating, transparent window called the "Floater" that displays information about the track iTunes is currently playing. It displays the name of the track, the album, artist, the track's rating, and its album artwork if it has any.
iMote is built to use absolutely as little memory and CPU time as possible, and has just the right assortment of options.
Restored menu extra functionality on Intel machines
Restored Internet Radio track name/artist in floater/Growl
Japanese and Bulgarian localizations
Floater/Growl no longer displays for video files
Floater/Growl no longer displays on "natural" pause
Other improvements and polishing.
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