Would you like to browse your iTunes library by album art? Well, you can’t! At least not until now. Introducing… CoverBuddy. It allows you to browse and play all the music in your iTunes library by album art. I have been waiting for this for quite a while now. Why, oh why this feature isn’t included in iTunes itself I’ll never know. Hey Apple, have you seen this?
Update (6.21.05): This software is $24.95. I personally think that is a bit steep, I would have expected this to be in the $10-$15 range. But, I went ahead and shelled out the cash for it. I wanted this feature, and I thnk people who make something that fills a need should be rewarded. Even though, realistically, it’s only a matter of time before this feature is integrated into iTunes.
Overall I am happy with it, but there does seem to be one big bug that effects me. It doesn’t seem all that compatible with Airport Express. If you play an album on your local machine, it’s usually fine… but if you play an album through Airport Express the music stops after the first song. This is very annoying since I primarily listen to music streamed through my Airport Express. I contacted the developer, but he doesn’t have an Airport Express to test with. He said he’ll get one, and try it out. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait.
On the plus side, this software has pointed out some bad info in my ID3 tags… wrong artwork, compliation settings, etc… So that was a good thing.
Update (6.29.05): The 1.1b8 release of CoverBuddy has fixed the Airport Express bug. It also fixed a bug I was having with artist names in lower-case being put at the bottom of the list, instead of alphabetical order.