If you really can’t wait for the New iTunes to come out in October, here’s another free app for playing music on your app. Ecoute has been around for quite a while on the Mac and specializes in being lightweight, fast, and compact – in other words, everything that the gargantuan iTunes is not.
You used to have to pay for Ecoute, but according to the latest PixiApps blog post, you simply won’t have to…until they’re ready to release v4.0. I gave Ecoute 3.x a test run this past weekend and really like the app for its speed and extreme keyboard shortcut friendliness.
[Oh, and if you like Ecoute for Mac, make sure you check out Ecoute for iPhone.]