If you're not too fond of your iTunes Visualizer you can now choose to display the artwork of your songs or any other photos while listening to your music in a fancier way. PicCube for Mac displays a rotating cube in front of your opened windows or in the background.
Available as free to try, this app will display six specific photos on the sides of its cube, or you can set up a folder with as many photos as you want. PicCube for Mac will sequentially show, in order or randomly, all the photos from that folder. If you use the "toggle full-screen" feature of the app, you will be able to start and control iTunes and the cube will display the artwork from the song currently playing. You can easily set up the movement, size, speed, or other features of the cube, but it is better to use this app when you don't have something to do on your computer. If you use it while working it may become annoying, no matter how you customize it. The rotating cube will always be between your mouse pointer and all the other icons from the desktop or any other window. You will not be able to access those icons until the cube moves to another part of your screen. Without a license, this app will display a watermark on your photos.
Like to keep pictures of your loved ones always around or display artwork from your favorite songs? PicCube for Mac could be a good solution. If your Mac PPC has enough resources -- the app consumes three times more CPU resources than iTunes -- give it a try.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PicCube for Mac 1.5.