Hi Everyone Gazmaz from the UK here.
Today I’m going to talk about CoverSutra. This little App links into your iTunes and can be used as a controller from whatever application you’re currently in, to control your tunes. The app can also display a neat little CD cover case that floats on your desktop and shows the artwork for your currently playing Podcast or Music Album that you’re listening to.
I use the shortcut options that are very easy to set up in the app to show or hide iTunes, but the application also has a pop up menu that allows easy control of your music as it’s being played. You can adjust the volume in iTunes, you can turn on shuffle, all the sort of stuff you’d expect. But what I like are the shortcuts that you set up to search music, and especially to set up user ratings, which is something I that I really need because when I moved across to the Mac all of my rating from iTunes on Windows were lost, yeah I know, it was my fault.
So CoverSutra uses the power of spotlight for you when you search for music from within iTunes and it is just a quick keyboard combination away and is very fast.
The Case design which you can have floating on your desktop, has a choice of three types, a couple of CD type cases or why not go vinyl.
The controls that you can set up can be used to control iTunes from wherever you are on your machine, and you can set up almost any customisable keyboard combination. If you have one of the new flat keyboards you can still use the play options that Apple gives you.
Now I don’t use last.FM, although I hear a lot about it, but CoverSutra does have the possibility to link up with the Last.FM service.
The developer is based in LUD VIGS HARFEN Ludwigshafen, in Germany, and the current version costs €14.95 and with the current deviating exchange rates I’d prefer not to guess the Dollar or GBP price. The website is http://coversutra.com/ and there are plenty of screenshots there for you to take a peek at.
Would I have paid for this app on it’s own if it wasn’t in the Mac bundle I received? Well I don’t think I would have. Would I pay for the app now I’ve used it and seen what it can do for me? Well yes, I think I would.