Yeah, OK, that's a mouthful. Here's the deal: If you've got multiple Macs, and you're using one to play music with iTunes, netTunes is for you.
netTunes lets you control iTunes running on one Macintosh from another, using iTunes' native interface. You get the same main window, the same playlists, the same search capabilities -- everything!
This is incredibly handy for users who are using iTunes to, for example, feed an audio system: you no longer have to walk over there to select your music. Nor do you have to put up with a semi-functional "remote control" program to change songs or -- even worse -- find songs. With netTunes, you simply connect to the server, and take complete control of iTunes from the comfort of your current computer. It's that easy!
What does it look like?
Well, it looks like...iTunes! And that's because it is! netTunes is actually remoting the entire iTunes interface from one computer to another, giving you the same user experience you'd have if you were sitting in front of the "real" iTunes. Just click and type!
But that's not all: netTunes can do some things iTunes can't. You can actually scale the iTunes window and mini-Window to a size of your choosing, and still be able to interact with them normally. So, the windows can be extremely small and still be fully clickable!
netTunes also fully supports OS X transparency, and allows you to set how opaque the netTunes window is when it's active and inactive.
What's new in this version:
- Speed improvements. When the server display is set to Millions of Colors (the fastest setting for netTunes), remote performance is about 20% faster than previous versions.
- Performance optimizations. Additional changes have been made to increase client and server performance over and above the 20% improvement mentioned above.
- Client uses significantly less CPU. When the netTunes client is hidden, CPU usage has been cut by about 95% compared to previous release... See all new features »