Heavy Rotation for iTunes
Developer: Claus Zimmermann
Current Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 1.9 MB - Download
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Heavy Rotation provides you with a quick and easy way to access all the tracks you are currently playing the most in iTunes. With just one click on the menu bar, you can start playing a song of your current heavy rotation list. So you don‘t need to suspend your current work by switching to another window, just to start one of your favorite tracks.
Heavy Rotation automatically determines your favorite songs by analyzing which tracks you are currently playing the most in iTunes. There is no need for a awkward configuration before you can start using the App.
Additionally, if you are using Heavy Rotation over a longer period of time, the App becomes your music diary. With the song calendar you can see at a glance, which songs accompanied you during last summer or which tracks you were repeatedly playing during last winter. With Heavy Rotation it is easy and fun to end the year with all the tracks you played the most.
The features of the App at a glance:
• Quick and easy access to 30 tracks you are currently playing the most
• Favorite songs are identified automatically (no configuration needed)
• Organize your favorite songs in different time periods (last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days, year and season)
• Search your iTunes Library for songs (by album, artist or album)
• Control iTunes volume from within Heavy Rotation
• Easily mange your song lyrics from within Heavy Rotation
• Control the current playing position from within Heavy Rotation
• Create iTunes playlists from your Heavy Rotation list
• See what is currently playing in iTunes with just one click to the menu bar
• Control iTunes from within the App with just one click on the menu bar (previous track, next track, stop play and rate songs)
• Show what song just started playing in iTunes using Growl notifications (if configured)
• Optionally run the App without a dock icon (no space wasted on your dock)
In the current version Heavy Rotation will only analize songs you are playing in iTunes while the App is running. Tracks you are listening to on your iOS device or tracks you start in iTunes while the App is not running, won‘t be recognized.
* Added Retina display support
* Share with your friends which titles are currently on your Heavy rotation list
* Minor bug fixes
More Reviews for Current Version
A decent app with a bright future - I was looking for an app that I could use to control iTunes in the menu bar, and didn't really want to pay a lot of money for somehting so simple. Heavy Rotation met a lot of my needs, I and have just have a few suggestions for them to improve. I understand that the app is fairly new (there are no reviews or ratings yet!) and I hope that it will change and be updated. 1) It doesn't go with the current iOS layout. Apple is really into solid greys and transparent windows right now, and this being a solid and flat window, it looks very out of place. I'd suggest putting a outter bevel on the app, as well as making it slightly transparent. The all caps text in the controls also looks weird. All caps, especially when the font isn't an all caps font, or if the text isn't bold, is really not appropriate in UI design. That being said, the all caps text for song titles and band names does look good. 2) Change the menu icon to something that is more related to music. I understand that the fan is a Heavy Rotation icon, but one doesn't associate it with music. 3) Add controls next to the menu icon so one can skip songs directly from the menu bar. OR add a shortcut key control, so one can bring the window up automatically to view the currently playing song or to skip. 4) Add the album artwork to the dropdown window and to the Growl/alerts popup. 5) Change the default setting to not show the app in the dock, and just keep it in the menu. That is the first setting I changed when I opened the app.
Good app overall. - The only major issue I have with it is the controls have a "stop" button, but not a "pause" button. With a "pause" button instead, it would be a five-star app.