heads up 'tunes Version 0.4
When I'm listening to music I like to know what tracks are queued up. Call me a control freak.
One doesn't normally have enough screen space to leave iTunes visible though, so I figured what I wanted was a heads up style panel, floating above all other applications, showing the current and upcoming songs.
That's pretty much what "heads up 'tunes" does: display the current and next two iTunes™ tracks in a "heads up" style window.
It works fine with genius and party shuffle as well as manual and smart playlists. Results will be disappointing when using regular shuffle mode since it is not possible to determine what track will come next.
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I'm not sure where the slowdown he is seeing is coming from so I'll quiz him on that, but clicking the song and hiding the dock icon are good ideas.
He has a pretty eclectic playlist :)
By popular demand, heads up 'tunes 0.4
The big change is that it's now designed to stay running all the time. When you pause or stop iTunes, the hut window will tastefully fade away. When iTunes fires up again, it will come back. There are a number of new options in the prefs window to support that such as adding to your login items.
heads up 'tunes Version 0.3
I also changed the framework used by the prefs window, so let me know if there are any issues or raise a bug: http://mark.aufflick.com/software/heads-up-tunes/bugs