NotifyTunes is a small utility that interacts with iTunes for Windows, to display track information even if iTunes is currently not the active application or is minimised to the taskbar. The application detects when a track change occurs within iTunes and displays a pop-up window containing the current track details.
:: Track Information Display – NotifyTunes displays a compact pop-up window (see screenshot), whenever iTunes changes the currently playing audio track. This window displays the current track information – Title, Artist, Album, Year, Rating and Cover Art (if available). It even displays the currently active playlist.
:: Discrete – NotifyTunes resides in the Notification Area on the Task Bar (System Tray), and will happily stay there even if iTunes is not currently running. When activated, the track information window is displayed in a configurable location on screen – informing you of the current track whilst allowing you to get on with using your PC.
:: If you miss the pop-up window or forget the track details – don’t worry. You can double click on the NotifyTunes icon, or right click it and select ‘Now Playing…’ from the menu to force the pop-up window to display the current track information again.
:: Automatic Update Check – NotifyTunes will periodically check the web for newer versions of itself. The System Tray icon will flash yellow when an update is available. This feature can be turned off if not required.
:: Track Ratings – NotifyTunes now lets you change the star rating of the current track without having to directly interact with iTunes.
:: Separate Application – NotifyTunes is a standalone application – it runs whether iTunes is currently running or not.
:: Configurable – You can configure where, when, how and how long the track information is displayed.
NotifyTunes is currently FREE
Download: NotifyTunes 1.2 Windows 2000/XP