Monday, March 7, 2011

Bowtie, a useful music widget

Bowtie is a free application that allows you to control iTunes and your iPhone with customizable shortcuts, submits your songs to Last.fm, and sports a very simple, yet very powerful, html5 + css + javascript based theming system.






Bowtie gives you a desktop widget, displaying current playing artist,song,infos (lyrics,rating whatever)

For skins i recommend:
http://www.jackrebel.com/category/bowtie-themes/
and
http://www.iconpaper.org/category/mac/bowtie/


It also features a Growl integration so you get those nice info bubbles on play/pause/track change.


The Last.fm integration is also a nice thing to have for you social network guys ;)

Settings are straight forward



PS:
And my current desktop with Bowtie (dev system bout to get updatet to Lion):

Hope you like it, as always feel free to post questions and suggestions in the comments.

60 comments:

obi said...

another great post, keep em coming.

A Hermit said...

That's very useful, cool

Chris said...

cool beans!

Alexander said...

I was meaning to ask you how you applied the personal icons and placed the widget on the homescreen....love your layout! you could email me at anonisanon13@live.com if you wanna help out :) thanks!

Alphabeta said...

Looks neat but seems to do a lot.
Nice find.

Pot, Music, Football said...

Trying this bowtie out now..great blog! Following

thenitefalls said...

A really good program to make music much easier :D

Killy said...

;w; nice find

MrFredrik said...

Nice program man

PvtCarlin said...

Looks like a great program for iTunes users. I am not an iTunes user though :P

Android News and Resources said...

this was awesome before when i still used my ipod

MacAttack said...

my itunes widget is a bit simpler than this but i think there really arent enough good ones out there =|

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I have yet to even try an iPod, but I like what this program does Lost FM!

Motivationalized said...

Too bad I don't have an iPod.

duffboi said...

very kewl

Triper said...

This looks really cool brother! i wanna more!

baxxman said...

I use it too. Love that its free - contribute!
Baxxmans

Burger said...

Sweet I'll try this!

ed said...

yay for last.fm i just started re-using it

Trelin said...

doesn't it get covered up by other windows or does it hover on top? Both sound bothersome.

Anonymouse said...

looks kind of neat.

Tony Storm said...

this is just what i was looking for and had no luck with google search haha

Questions said...

This makes me wish I had a Mac.

amBored said...

ou damn why I don't own one this looks pretty cool

Colene Murphy said...

Well that's pretty cool!!

desperado said...

cool app,
and i like your background. :)

Diorf said...

Really helpful!

The Viking said...

Sounds like a nice little free application. :D

imnotabot said...

Thanks for the cool free widget!

Chuck said...

V-nice. Like it :)

fabio_2007 said...

looks great

Jack Mussolini said...

im not an Apple fan....well i own the Ipad but im sure its gonna be the first and the last Apple device i buy

Ross said...

thats a sick app!

Anton Nuemus said...

crazy for what things you can get an app

G said...

very useful - cheers

Copyboy said...

Love the lastfm feature!

Meghan Moran said...

seems like a useful app.

-DO- said...

love that app, it's very useful

Con Queso said...

Nice. My friends tells me about this all the time.

Shutterbug said...

Not sure this is a widget I will be using...

Raw said...

Cool app, I didn't know about this.

remocon11 said...

cool i might try this

Potato Skinz said...

Need a decent Mac blog to read on a daily basis - Hope you can provide!

ebm93 said...

Yet another thing I need to try out. Thanks for sharing!

Dj DeKu said...

This is very useful thanks.

anonymous said...

this really looks very handy

Adventure Person said...

This is awesome, thanks for the heads up!

Rabidmoose said...

I've never heard of this until now, could be useful.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Nice find! And free is right in my price range!

thatguy said...

Oh mah gosh. This makes me wish my mac ripoff were really a mac. :'(

Josh said...

That really streamlines things

Kim Anders said...

nice program!

TreeBranchez said...

Looks useful..

Glovey said...

Definitely going to check this out! thanks for sharing!

Patti D. said...

nice software and gorgeous wallpaper you got there.

Spike said...

great stuff, as always. Keep it up

Merlyy said...

Too bad I hate I Tunes!

Football Maniac said...

thanks for the tip!

Shadowman 6 said...

It's like a nano, on your desktop.

clique said...

That thing is so cute!