I released a new iTunes plugin on http://www.earlybirdapplications.com today: NightTunes, a simple plugin for iTunes that can automatically shutdown, hibernate or send your PC to standby at the end of a playlist.

If you, like me, enjoy listening to a good audiobook while dozing off to dreamland, but don’t want to leave your computer running throughout the entire night…

NightTunes is for you!

No more harddisk clatter noise or blowing CPU fans disturbing your sleep …plus you’re reducing your your energy bill and your carbon footprint :-)

iTunesSnarl is Open Source now!

Posted by admin on September 10th, 2008

Hey y’all,

I just released the source code of iTunesSnarl. It is available via Google Code. So if anyone out there could please fix the cover issues, I’d be more than happy :-)

Check it out here: http://code.google.com/p/itunessnarl/

iTunesSnarl 1.1 is out!

Posted by admin on September 4th, 2008

Alright, I give up! Until someone explains to me, how to save the image, which that *beep*-ing iTunes Visual SDK function PlayerGetCurrentTrackCoverArt is supposed to return, this will remain a minor update:

Version 1.1, released 2008/09/04

  • The current song’s title is now displayed in the title of the snarl window.
  • The snarl window now also lists the artist’s album title (most of the time….don’t know why it bails out sometimes).
  • Removed Snarl_CMD.exe and any dependencies to it.
  • Plugin now registers with Snarl and popups can be disabled via Snarl.

iTunes plugin for Snarl (Growl for Windows)

Posted by admin on August 4th, 2008

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Update: Go here for version 1.1

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Over the last weeks I’ve become a huge fan of Snarl, which is a Growl-like notfication system for Windows. With the appropriate plugin, applications like Firefox or Miranda can display user messages through Snarl, which only opens small “bubble” message boxes that close itself after a certain period of time. This way the desktop isn’t cluttered with message windows that the user has to close by hand.

So far, the number of extensions/plugins that are available for Snarl is still small, but with the software below I’m doing my part to increase it :-)