SizzlingKeys for Mac

By Yellow Mug Software $4.99 Editors' Rating

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 25, 2010

SizzlingKeys is a free background app that lets you control iTunes playback with hot keys, even when you're in another application.

SizzlingKeys lets you program nine global hot keys: play/pause, previous and next track, volume up and down, show/hide iTunes, show playlists, search, mute, and the ingenious "Almost Mute," with a customizable Almost-Mute level. The app also lets you assign hot keys for rating tracks, and it will display an optional, temporary floating window (with the track info and art). You can also set SizzlingKeys to automatically launch iTunes when you press your play/pause hot key.

This stable, unobtrusive app is a must-download for iTunes users who like using keyboard shortcuts. Upgrading to the Pro version for $4.95 also lets you use hot keys to skip forward and backward in tracks (by a user-defined amount), toggle shuffle and repeat, and control your system volume.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.4

Toggle Shuffle now works correctly with iTunes 12

General

Release October 22, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 5.1.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 3,787
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Developer's Description

Control iTunes -- Whether it's to pause the player, adjust the volume, skip a track or rate a song, you can do all that and more with simple customizable keystrokes. That's not all. You can even search your iTunes Library or Playlists with a simple keystroke, all without switching to iTunes. See what's playing -- Why bring up iTunes just to see what's playing? SizzlingKeys features a floating window that shows you the current track info. Place it anywhere you wish on the screen by simply dragging it.

Easy setup -- Having all the features you can imagine is useless if the app is difficult and confusing to use. That's why we make ease-of-use our top priority. Customizing SizzlingKeys cannot be easier.

Extras -- SizzlingKeys is more than an iTunes controller. We figure since you are going to have a hot key app running in the background anyway, why not let it handle a few more functions? SizzlingKeys lets you optionally define hot keys for system functions like Sleep and Fast User Switching.