August 22, 2008 in iTunes (E)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - Eternal Storms Software today announced the immediate availability of GimmeSomeTune version 4.1.1. GimmeSomeTune is Eternal Storms Software's well-known iTunes companion that automatically downloads artwork and lyrics for the currently playing song, shows an information window and lets the user control iTunes with your Apple Remote and Hotkeys. It also "scrobbles" your songs to last.fm if you have an account. The application is highly configurable so the users can modify it to their taste.
Artwork is fetched from several sites, including all Amazon stores and the Apple iTunes Store. Lyrics are downloaded from lyricwiki, leoslyrics and lyricsdownload, making it a highly reliable lyrics-search-machine.
New in this release is the implementation of the newest last.fm protocol to support the "now playing" notification. GimmeSomeTune 4.1.1 includes many under-the-hood improvements and bugfixes. It also re-establishes compatibility with iTunes 7.7. Starting with GimmeSomeTune 4.1, the application is Leopard-only, although the developer has made available a copy of GimmeSomeTune 4.0 that's compatible with iTunes 7.7 for users who haven't upgraded to Leopard yet.
The info window is much more responsive to the song changes because it is now using Leopard's Scripting Bridge which is so much faster than AppleScript (and even faster than Apple Events, according to Apple). Core Animation is used for various animations inside the application. The application is now more stable due to many bugfixes and under-the-hood improvements. The daemon that is responsible for starting GimmeSomeTune when iTunes launches has been improved.
* Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (a version for 10.4 is available)
* iTunes 7
* Internet connection (for artwork and lyrics fetching)
* 2 MB hard drive space
Eternal Storms Software is a small software company located in Vienna, Austria, Europe. Their focus is currently on making quality freeware applications - in the past, they've released GimmeSomeTune, an allround iTunes-controller with artwork and lyrics-fetching abilities and HierarchicalDock, which brings back hierarchical menus for folders in Leopard's Dock - amongst many others. "For your computer, all that matters is good software."