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Cover Stream for Mac

By Snarbsoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 23, 2009

Cover Stream is a standalone app designed to help you browse through and listen to your iTunes music, using a visual, intuitive, and unobtrusive interface that's similar to iTunes' Cover Flow.

You can use Cover Stream through your menu bar, in a separate window (which you can toggle to full screen, or to float on top), or both, and the app makes it easy to flip through albums and playlists, play music (including standard controls such as pause, shuffle, and volume, along with a host of system-wide hot keys), build a "Jukebox Mode" queue (including a shuffle option), and search through your music just by typing.

Where Cover Stream excels, though, is in how it visualizes your music: in addition to the full-screen cover-flow capability, Cover Stream shows the current album in 3D on your desktop (with play controls), and it can also show cover art using Growl notifications. With extras like integration for Apple Remotes and profiles, Cover Stream is an appealing option for users who want a more robust and visually satisfying way to navigate iTunes. This latest version adds compatibility with Snow Leopard and better support for Spaces.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6.6

  • Addresses an issue setting iTunes repeat mode
  • Addresses an issue where Cover Stream could relaunch iTunes on quit
  • No longer shows iPhone Purchases (iBooks) playlist
  • Updated Apple Remote driver
  • Updated Feedback Reporter
  • Updated credits
  • Updated links to Snarbsoft
  • Cover Stream Help links to online support


Release September 7, 2010
Date Added September 7, 2010
Version 2.6.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements iTunes 7.5 or higher


Total Downloads 1,881
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Developer's Description

Cover Stream... Control, browse and search you music, without interrupting your workflow. Cover Stream presents you with iTunes Cover Flow view in a floating, stylish window right on your Desktop, for quick and easy access from any application.

Key features include playlist filter, keyword searches, integrated songs browser, full screen mode, Last FM scrobbling, Growl support, Apple Remote control, Apple-flavored bezels, inbuilt notification system, desktop artwork, global, fully customizable hotkeys, status bar menu, and much more!