Ecoute

Ecoute 3.0.8

Enjoy your iTunes music without iTunes

Sometimes you don't want all the bloated hassle that goes with iTunes. You just want to enjoy your music. View full description

PROS

  • Very lightweight
  • Indexes music instantly
  • Displays cover art
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Doesn't display long track names well
  • Doesn't support embedded covers

Very good
8

Sometimes you don't want all the bloated hassle that goes with iTunes. You just want to enjoy your music.

That's where Ecoute comes in an, as a lightweight application which allows you to access your music, including all it's glorious cover art, without the need to even touch iTunes. Ecoute works via a small, expandable interface that allows you to expand and browse your entire music library and even podcasts, movies, and TV shows.

As with iTunes, you can search for music and even integrate your Last.fm account with Ecoute. What I really liked is the instant way it catalogs your music - you're ready to go as soon as it's installed. One small problem, however, is that long track names aren't displayed properly. It does support Growl alerts though, so you can see exactly what's playing. The play controls pop up as soon as you float the mouse over the cover art, which displays as soon as Ecoute starts playing.

Ecoute is an excellent, lightweight alternative to the increasingly bloated issues that you may have been having with iTunes.

Changes

  • Fixed a global issue which makes Ecoute unusable (empty window)
  • Improved Distributed Notifications for third party apps
Ecoute

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Ecoute 3.0.8

User reviews about Ecoute

  • maxchau

    by maxchau

    "Best player for no-nonsense daily use."

    This is my ideal iTune replacement. Ecoute displays all information essential to my daily use, takes up very little scre... More.

    reviewed on May 19, 2016