Amphonic Designs on Tuesday introduced
viewTunes Jukebox 1.0, a music player that its developer says is not meant as a replacement for iTunes, but rather as a complement to iTunes — by offering a better user interface focused on the music itself. Available for Mac OS X and windows, viewTunes Jukebox 1.0 costs $12 to register.
ViewTunes Jukebox uses the iTunes Music Library, so you don’t need to maintain a separate library. What’s more, it offers integrated Remote Control support, with larger buttons and a design that’s also ideal for a touch screen-operated system.
The software can display artist information, concert schedules and music videos for artists when you click on their album covers. It links to information stored on the Internet at Wikipedia, Pollstar and YouTube.
It’s a Quicktime-based player, so viewTunes Jukebox can play any music format supported by QuickTime — including FairPlay DRM-encrypted songs purchased through the iTunes Music Store.
A free demo is available. System requirements call for Mac OS X and iTunes.